Change the World by How You Shop Logo: The U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global."  They sell awesome greeting cards for various occasions, including birthday, thank you, Mother's Day, and Valentine's; many of which come with attached jewelry! (My mom loved the Mother's Day card I ordered from them!)

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader", started in 1946.  They sell greeting cards for weddings, birthdays, Valentines, Christmas and more.  

(To look for their cards in a  retail store near you, click here.)

Imagine Goods partners "with vulnerable and marginalized people around the world to make products that, in many cases, give the first fair wages they've ever received."  They offer note cards, handmade on recycled paper, which help support Love 146's mission to end child trafficking.

Greeting Cards and Stationary

Kurandza is "a non-profit social enterprise that invests in the future of women in Mozambique." They sell beautiful cards handmade by artisans in Mozambique.

Amani ya Juu is a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell awesome handmade greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthdays, Christmas and more.  (Their Father's Day cards are my favorite!)

The Village Country Store is "a fair trade gift shop offering high quality unique handcrafted and handmade artisan gifts and crafts from around the globe."  They offer beautiful boxed note card sets and journals.

Below are links to beautiful stationary, journals and greeting cards and bookmarks, which are fair trade, handmade, made in USA, give back and world changing!

A Sister’s Heart is "a socially minded business that uses art and design to provide economic and educational development for young Honduran women who have chosen to change the course of their lives."  They offer fancy note card sets on Etsy (I love every card set I order from them! :).

Amma's Umma is "an ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions."  They offer a great selection of stationary, including greeting cards for birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, weddings, adoptions, thank yous, and more; and notepads.

(I found lots of perfect birthday cards from them!)

Papillon Enterprise is "creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  They offer greeting cards for Valentines, Mother's Day, Graduation and weddings.

Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric greeting cardsperfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, Mother's Day, birthdays and more.  (They look even more gorgeous in person!)  Each card comes with a touching story of the artisans in Haiti. 

(To find their cards in a retail store near you, click here.)

Made Global Co. is "into you knowing the makers, because the story matters."  They offer cool cactus notecards.

The Mosaic Collective exists "to empower international small business owners and skills-based nonprofits by offering beautiful products at a price that is fair to the artisans who create them." They sell beautiful mosaic greeting cards

Eternal Threads "mission is 'weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking."  They make beautifully handmade, pressed-flower greeting cards.

(I bought these and the matching gift bags and they went so perfect with my gifts!)

Trades of Hope sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!"  They offer Mandala greeting cards and gorgeous journals.

Market Haiti is "a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work".   They sell beautiful note cards with artistic depictions of Haiti as well as unique journals.

Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They offer beautiful upcycled cotton-to-paper note boxes and journals.  Each item comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Mountain Maid partners with "local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income."  They offer beautiful greeting cards made from banana bark and cool bookmarks with Haitian recipes!

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They sell handmade birthday cards and journals.

PURPOSE Jewelry "is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking."  They also sell cool Christmas cards for the holidays.

Eden Ministry has helped rescue over 500 women who were trapped in sex slavery.  "Every young women who comes to Eden begins a process of reclamation and restoration."  Their beautiful bookmarks have deep meaning.