Equal Exchange sources coffee, tea and chocolate "directly from small-scale farmers".  They offer wholesale and fundraiser options for schools to help support fair trade.

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 :)

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, coasters and journals, all of which would make awesome teachers gifts.  Each item comes with the artisan's picture and story.

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!

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.

Hope Outfitters offers ethically made water bottles and lanyards with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities. 

"Woven Joy, a Fair Trade Federation member, is a faith-based nonprofit organization working with artisans in the Philippines to create, produce and sell some of the world's finest quality handwoven friendship goods.”  They sell custom bookmarks which can be personalized with student's names.

Partners for Just Trade is a "non-profit, faith-based organization that builds partnerships between producers living in extreme poverty and consumers in North America."  They sell a spiral messenger bag, perfect for teachers.

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.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell cool secret pencil boxes with a hidden compartment, which would make a fun teacher gift.

MudLOVE  sells beautiful pottery mugs handcrafted 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.  They offer Custom Mugs, perfect to personalize for your child's teacher!

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!

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."  Papillon offers jewelry and key chains in popular sports team colors, for teachers who want to show school spirit.


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Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader," started in 1946.  They have a great selection of gifts for teachers

(To also find their products in retail locations in your area, click here.)

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 Fair Trade teacher gifts and beautiful world maps for classroom or homeschool.  They also offer great options for student prizes.

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WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They sell a selection of great teacher gifts.  They also offer teacher resources for teaching students about fair trade.

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.

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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. 

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

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 sell beautiful pressed flower bookmarks. which make great teacher or student gifts.  (They also sell matching gift bags and cards!)

Pal Craftaid is "a volunteer, non-profit ministry of compassion, hope, and healing for Palestinians."  They sell cute carved olive wood tops, which are perfect for student prizes.  (I ordered some as prizes for my piano students and they were a hit! :)

Amani ya Juu is "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sew beautiful totes which are perfect for the teacher on the go. (I like to give their folding tote as teacher gifts, since teachers always have lots of extra stuff to carry!)

Three Avocados sells "World Changing Coffee"and net proceeds are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world.  They offer cool coffee gift boxes and unique coffee tumblers, perfect for teacher gifts!

Goex is "owned by The Global Orphan Project.  We devote all profits to care for orphaned and vulnerable children."  They offer group custom printed t-shirts, perfect for school events and sports teams.