Woven Grace sells beautiful magnetic notepad covers (Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the products to find them!) made by artisans in Haiti, perfect for a teacher gift (and they also offer gorgeous greeting cards to go with the gift!) Each handmade product comes with a touching story. (This was a hit with the teacher I ordered it for :)
Browse below for great world-changing teaching resources, ethically-made classroom supplies and teacher gifts that give back!
Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader", started in 1946. They sell cool tin lunch boxes, lunch bags and sand which keepers, which would be great for teacher's lunches.
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Mountain Maid partners with "local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income." They offer a variety of books about Haiti, including coloring books, Haitian cookbooks, books that teach Creole and Creole Bibles. Great for cross-cultural or foreign country projects at school. They also offer small, inexpensive toys which make great student prizes.
KidKnits motto is “You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.” They offer a curriculum for kids, the Global Change is in Your Hands Workbook, which is perfect for classroom teachers, Sunday-School teachers and home schoolers. Lesson plans are available for download on the website.
Freedom’s Promise is "a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities." They sell eco-friendly library book bags and resuable lunch bags which are very durable as they are made from recycled rice bags!
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Shop with a mission has a "mission is to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." They sell gorgeous woven notebooks and sticky note holders, perfect for teachers. Their mini carved African animals also make great student prizes!
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 beautiful note and thank you card sets, great for teachers to send notes home.
(I ordered these for teacher thank you gifts and they are gorgeous!) They also offer fundraising opportunities for schools.