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

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell teapots, cups and infusers as well as teas from around the world.

Tea Time

Amani ya Juu is "a social economic enterprise committed to peace and
reconciliation for African women." They sew beautiful Kitenge coaster sets.

MudLOVE  sells beautiful pottery mugs handmade in Indiana.  Every product you purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need in Central African Republic through their nonprofit partner, Water for Good.  Check out their cool Classic Mugs and Inspirational Mugs as well mugs you can personalize!

Gifts with a Cause offers beautiful coasters to set your tea on, which are handmade in India.  Each item comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Equal Exchange sells tea sourced from small-scale farmer co-ops.  They offer a wide variety of organic, fair trade tea.  (Equal Exchange products can also be found in many fair trade and organic stores across the U.S.)

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world (next to water), but the people who grow it are among the poorest in the world! (Click here to learn more.) Below you will find tea from companies who are working directly with tea farmers to improve their lives and you can also find ethically-made teapots, tea cups and everything else to go with your tea!


Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader," started in 1946.  They offer tea pots, tea strainers and tea mugs.  (To also find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)

Little by Little helps keep children in Haiti out of orphanages by reaching out to employ parents who are on the verge of giving their children up due extreme poverty.  They sell handmade Haiti mugs, perfect for your morning cup of tea.