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.
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
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.
HUGG Mission Market
"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.
"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
"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.
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
"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
"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
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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.
"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
“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
“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
“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.” They sell beautiful fair trade heart jewelry, perfect for Valentine's Day gifts.
"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
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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.
Works with Haitians "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment." She sells sustainable aluminum bracelets with inspiring messages.
"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
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.
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
"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
"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
"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
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.