U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day.  A holiday all about love.  Unfortunately love is not always shown to some of the workers producing the Valentine's gifts we buy.  Most Valentine chocolate contains cocoa from West Africa which can be tainted with child slavery.   And Valentine flowers are often cut using child labor.  But you can show love this year not just to your family, but also to the artisans who created the ethical Valentine's gifts below.

(NOTES: This is a shopping guide so prices and availability can change without notice.  If you buy through someof these links, a small amount may come back to help support the mission of Change the World by How You Shop.)

Sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia.  Their Valentine's Day Shop

includes everything from Valentine bracelets to charm jewelry to rings.

Prices: $12 - $88

31 Bits
31 Bits You're The Cats Meow Valentine Bracelet.  Ethically handmade and changing lives. https://31bits.com/collections/valentines-day-shop

Provides a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages in Haiti. Their macrame bracelets would make the perfect Valentine's gift for kids to give to their classmates.

Prices: $5

HUGG Mission Market
HUGG Mission Market macrame kids bracelets. Handmade in Haiti by young men transitioning out of orphanages.

"A Fair Trade Federation member and 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 offer friendship bracelets.

Prices: $2 - $14

Woven Joy
Woven Joy Purple Friendship Bracelets. http://wovenjoy.com/

Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They offer a huge selection of fair trade Valentine's Day gifts.​

(Use the code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order!)

Prices: $8 - $100

The Village Country Store
The Village Country Store Silver Heart Earrings. Handmade and fair trade https://www.thevillagecountrystore.com/collections/jewelry

Donates 100% of profits to charities believing that "together we can make a difference, one piece of jewelry at a time." They sell

eco-friendly, ethically sourced jewelry, made in the USA.

Prices: $16 - $65

Sela Designs
Sela Designs Coral Taqua earrings. Made in the USA from ethicaly-sourced materials and gives back 100% of profits to charity. https://www.seladesigns.com/collections/all

"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage." They sell fun fair trade Valentine's Day gifts as well as Valentine jewelry​, all handmade in Haiti.

Prices: $7 - $32

Papillon
Papillon Marketplace Stuffed Unicorn. Fair trade and handmade in Haiti. https://papillonmarketplace.com/search?type=product&q=heart

"Born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money through honest and dignified work."  Check out their unique handmade jewelry and their "Belbelle Kids" collection or purchase a gift card for Valentine's Day.

Prices: $12 - $82

Beljoy
Beljoy Bream Bracelet. Ethically handmade in Haiti. https://beljoyhaiti.com/search?q=pink

“'Weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking."  Their gorgeous, handmade flower journals/photo albums & photo frames would make meaningful Valentine's gifts.

Price: $10

Eternal Threads
Eternal Threads Pressed Flower Journal & Photo Frame.  Meticulously handmade and fair trade. https://eternalthreads.org/product/journal-photo-frame/

Their mission is "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They sell a whole collection of unique fair trade Valentine's Day gifts, Each product comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Prices: $4 - $56

Gifts With a Cause
GIfts With a Cause Art Painted by Elephants. Elephant with a flower.  Fair trade gift which helps support elephant conservation. https://www.giftswithacause.com/hand-made-valentines-gifts-s/1846.htm

"Restores hope to women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia." They have so much incredible jewelry to choose from, or buy a gift card and let her pick. (My Starfish Project bracelet! came adorably packaged!)

Prices: $19 - $116

Starfish Project
Starfish Project Valentine Pink Earrings. Ethically made and restores hope to women escaping human trafficking https://starfishproject.com/

"Beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking."  Their amazing jewelry collection makes great Valentine's Day gifts or purchase a gift card and let her choose her favorite.

Prices: $20 - $81

Purpose Jewelry
Purpose Jewelry Everly Bracelets. https://www.purposejewelry.org/

For more Valentine gift ideas, check out our page:

World Changing Jewelry

Jewelry
Guide to Ethical Jewelry Brands which are Making a Difference in the World. https://www.changetheworldbyhowyoushop.com/jewelry

For ethically-made gift bags and jewelry gift bags for your Valentine's gifts, go to:

Ethical Gift Bags & Wrap​

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"Started with one simple goal... to come along side young women in the underserved community of San Pedro Sula with a sister's heart." They sell gorgeous note card sets which would make perfect Valentine cards.

Prices: $12 - $15

A Sister's Heart
A Sister's Heart Valentine Cards. Handmade and give back. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ASistersHeart?search_query=Valentines

"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell delicious fair trade chocolate as well as heart-themed fair trade gifts for Valentine's Day.

Prices: $5 - $48

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Their mission is "providing a path out of poverty" for their artisans. They offer a beautiful collection of jewelry and totes, handmade by artisans in Mexico and Haiti.

Prices: $9 - $55

Vi Bella Jewelry
Vi Bella Jewelry Micah 6:8 Bracelet. Ethically handmade by Vi Bella artisans.

They sell amazing, fair trade jewelry, handcrafted in Guatemala.

Prices: $12 - $85

Dunitz & Company
Dunitz and Company Swirl Beaded Triangle Earrings.  Fair trade and handmade in Guatemala. https://www.shopdunitz.com/

WorldCrafts "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They offer a beautiful Valentine's Banner, handmade by AIDS survivors, and other meaningful fair trade Valentine's gifts.

Prices: $18 - $55

WorldCrafts
World Crafts Faith Hope and Love heart banner. Fair trade and handmade by AIDS survivors in Cambodia. https://www.worldcrafts.org/faith-hope-love-banner

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They offer a whole collection of cool Valentine's and Valentine's gifts, including great gifts for kids.

Prices: $3 - $48

Mercy House
Mercy House Global "You're The Balm" Organic Valentine's Day gift. https://mercy-house.myshopify.com/collections/valentines-day

“Together with women rescued from human trafficking, we create jewelry that carries their stories.” They sell beautiful jewelry, which shines with the beauty of those stories!  They also offer jewelry for men.

Prices: $7 - $100

Eden Ministry
Eden Ministry Desert Rose Earrings. Made by women rescued from human trafficking. https://edenministry.org/

“Exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians." A great place to shop for Valentine's gifts for men with their beautiful collection of high quality leather goods, intentionally made in Haiti.

Prices: $6 - $425

Lazarus Artisan Goods
Lazarus Artisan Goods leather wrap bracelet. Ethically made in Haiti. https://lazarusartisangoods.com/collections/accessories

“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.”  They sell beautiful fair trade heart jewelry, perfect for Valentine's Day gifts.​

Prices: $20 - $40

Partners for Just Trade
Partners for Just Trade Mother of Pearl Heart Earrings. Fair Trade. https://www.partnersforjusttrade.org/ht/d/ProductDetails/sku/MA105

“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” They offer beautiful aluminum cuffs would make an inspiring gift with a meaningful story behind it. Also check out their "$50 + Under Ethical Valentine's Day Gift Guide".

Prices: $38

Give a Damn Goods
Give a Damn Goods Courage Dear Heart Metal Bracelet. Affordable ethical jewelry. https://giveadamngoods.com/collections/affordable-ethical-jewelry

"Creative Christian apparel & lifestyle products." 10% of sales go to fight human trafficking. They sell ethically-made jewelry inspired by Scripture, with deep meaning behind each piece and it comes packaged perfect for giving as Valentine's gifts.

Prices: $15 - $28

139Made
139Made Beloved pendant necklace.  Ethically-made and gives back to fight human trafficking. https://www.139made.com/collections/jewelry

For more Valentine gift ideas for men, check out our page:

Gifts that Give Back for Men​

Gifts for Men
Gifts that Give Back for Men.  A Shopping Guide from Change the World by How You Shop. https://www.changetheworldbyhowyoushop.com/father-s-day

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They trade directly with cocoa farmers, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans. Their award-winning dark chocolate would be the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the gourmet chocolate lover.

Prices: $8 - $140

Askinosie Chocolate
Askinosie Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut Bar. Direct Trade Chocolate. https://www.askinosie.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=valentine%27s+day+Chocolate

Handcrafted jewelry and pottery, made in the USA, which gives back one week of clean water  through Water for Good. For Valentine's Day you can gift a custom bracelet to the kids, create a custom droplet necklace for her or a custom mug for him.

Prices: $10 - $34

MudLOVE
MudLove custom bands.  Made in USA and gives back one week of clean water to someone in need. https://www.mudlove.com/

On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." 

They sell beautiful handmade fair trade Valentine's Day gifts.

Prices: $3 - $30

Shop With a Mission
Shop With a Mission soapstone hearts. Fair trade. https://shopwithamission.com/search?q=heart

Works with Haitians "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment."  She sells sustainable aluminum bracelets with inspiring messages.

Prices: $20

Elisha C.
Elisha C follow your heart aluminum band. Ethically handmade in Haiti. https://elishac.com/collections/jewelry

"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They offer cool handmade, fair trade Valentine's Day cards. (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

Prices: $6 - $10

Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages Cat Valentine's Day Card. Handmade and fair trade. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Valentine%27s

Offers “beautiful products at a price that is fair to the artisans who create them." Share the love with their BOGO heart ornaments, handmade in Kyrgyzstan and one will also be given to encourage a woman escaping domestic violence.

Prices: $12

Mosaic Collective
Mosaic Collective Valentine heart ornament, handmade in Kyrgyzstan.  Buy one give one to also encorage a woman escaping domestic violence.

A "Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade." They sell beautiful jewelry. (My sister loved the bracelet I bought her!) They also offer gift certificates.

Prices: $5 - $65

Destiny Rescue
Destiny Rescue Global Trekker Bracelet. Bringing freedom to children trapped in human trafficking. https://www.destinyrescueshop.com/global-trekker/

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  They sell handmade fair trade gifts for Valentine's Day, including everything from Valentine's Day cards to heart pin cushions and coasters.

Prices: $3 - $38

Amani Ya Juu
Amani Ya Juu Double Heart Valentine's Day Card. Fair Trade and handmade. https://amaniafrica.org/search?q=heart

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They offer gorgeous Valentine's Day gifts, including 14K gold jewelry,​ Valentine's Day cards and beautiful journaling Bibles.

Prices: $5 - $70

Amma's Umma
Amma's Umma Painted Journaling Bible.  An ethical boutique which gives back to adoptions. https://ammasumma.com/search?q=heart

"Strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages."  They offer fair trade friendship bracelets and bracelet sets, which give back to educate disadvantaged children.

Prices: $2 - $27

Education and More
Education and More Pink friendship bracelet. Fair trade and supports education for children in Guatemala. https://www.educationandmore.org/collections/bracelets-2-educate

Helps rural Azerbaijani women “earn much needed additional income and provides deeper purpose and hope in their lives.” Buy your Valentine a gift to keep their feet cozy with beautiful hand-knitted slipper socks, for men, women and children.

Prices: $13 - $36

Azerbaijani Socks
Azerbaijaini Slipper Socks. Hand knitted by rural Azerbaijani women. https://www.azerbaijanisocks.com/

For more Valentine gift ideas for women, go to:

Gifts that Give Back for Women

Gifts for Women
Gifts that Give Back for Women.  A Shopping Guide from Change the World by How You Shop. https://www.changetheworldbyhowyoushop.com/mothers-day

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