Ethical & Fair Trade Valentines

Valentine's Day 2020

Valentine's Day is the 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.  Even Valentine jewelry may be guilty of exploiting children. But you can show love this year not just to your Valentine, but also to the artisans who created the handmade and fair trade Valentine's Day gifts below.

(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)

31 Bits Valentine's Day Jewelry XO Ring and Earrings.
31 Bits

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 and decor.

Prices: $12 - $75

Women of Hope Guatemala Amor Bracelet.
Women of Hope

"Weaving together business and discipleship" for women in Guatemala. They sell beautifully handmade jewelry for Valentine's Day. (Check out their clearance jewelry for affordable gifts!)

Prices: $3 - $36

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee & Toffee Valentine's Day Gift Set
Land of a Thousand Hills

Their mission "is to craft beautiful coffee, create purposeful work, and cultivate flourishing communities." They offer coffee and chocolate gift sets as well as handmade heart decorations for Valentine's Day.

Prices: $7 - $40

Woven Joy Purple Friendship Bracelets.
Woven Joy

"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

Vi Bella Jewelry Gracelyn Bracelet.
Vi Bella Jewelry

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

Prices: $9 - $48

Sela Designs Coral Taqua earrings. Made in the USA from ethicaly-sourced materials and gives back 100% of profits to charity.
Sela Designs

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

Mercy House Fair Trade Friendship Bracelet and Card.
Mercy House

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They offer affordable fair trade Valentine's Day cards and gifts, including great gifts for kids. (Check out their heart Tic-Tac-Toe set.)

Prices: $3 - $18

Beljoy Bream Bracelet. Ethically handmade in Haiti.

"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

Fair Tribe Fair Trade Carved Acacia Wood Heart Bowl.
Fair Tribe

"Buy cool stuff, help real people." They sell a large collection of beautiful fair trade Valentine's Day jewelry, gifts and decor.

Prices: $8 - $60

Amani Ya Juu Double Heart Valentine's Day Card. Fair Trade and handmade.
Amani Ya Juu

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

Prices: $3 - $92

The Lemonade Boutique Diamond Shape Brass Stacking Rings.  Handmade in Kenya.
The Lemonade Boutique

Sells beautiful products made by women who "take life’s lemons and make lemonade." They offer a beautifully and ethically-made jewelry that gives back including fun jewelry for kids.

(Get 10% off with the code: Changetheworld.)

Prices: $12 - $68

Purpose Jewelry Everly Bracelets.
Purpose Jewelry

"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

139Made Beloved pendant necklace.  Ethically-made and gives back to fight human trafficking.

"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

Azerbaijani Couples Gloves Set. Hand knitted in Azerbaijani.
Azerbaijani Socks

Helps rural Azerbaijani women “earn much needed additional income and provides deeper purpose and hope in their lives.” They sell fun couple's gloves or buy your Valentine hand-knitted slipper socks, to keep their feet cozy.

Prices: $13 - $36

Equal Exchange Box of Milk Chocolate Mini Bars.
Equal Exchange

Their fair trade chocolate is sourced "directly from small-scale farmers". They offer delicious, organic, fair trade chocolate bars and also collections of mini bars (perfect for kids to give out at school on Valentine's Day.)

Prices: $3 - $32

Rethreaded Chicagoland Beelove Honey.

Their mission is "to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business." They sell great food gifts that give back and beautiful jewelry for Valentine's Day.

Prices: $7 - $85

Wild Dill Baby's First Valentine's Day Onesie.
Wild Dill

Specializing in organic, fair and natural gifts for little ones. They offer fun and adorable Valentine's Day gifts for babies and toddlers.

Prices: $6 - $80

Artruism Imports Ethical Valentine's Day Candy Guide 2020

For where to find ethical Valentine's Day chocolate and candy, check out this comprehensive guide from Artruism Imports:​

"The Ethical Valentine's Day Candy Guide 2020 Edition"

Sojourn Studio Heart Necklace. Handmade Jewelry.
Sojourn Studio

A social enterprise of Global Child Advocates, which allows young women on the Thai-Myanmar border "to earn extra income while discovering their immense value." They sell gorgeous handmade jewelry

for Valentine's Day

Prices: $14 - $28

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

Provides a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages in Haiti. They sell fun heart mugs and their macrame bracelets would be a perfect Valentine gift for kids to give to their classmates.

Prices: $5 - $24

Rafiki Foundation Valentine's Day Card.
Rafiki Foundation

"Every purchase goes to support widows in Africa." They sell fun Valentine's Day cards and beautiful handmade soapstone hearts​.

Prices: $2 - $20

MudLove custom bands.  Made in USA and gives back one week of clean water to someone in need.

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 fun heart band, a custom bracelet or a custom mug.

Prices: $10 - $34

The Village Country Store Dancing Girl Heart Pin. Fair Trade Valentine's Day Gifts.
The Village Country Store

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

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

Prices: $8 - $55

World Crafts Free Downloadable Valentine's Day Card.

WorldCrafts "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They offer meaningful fair trade Valentine's gifts and a free downloadable Valentine's Day card to go with them.

Prices: $17 - $55

Papillon Boho Heart Bracelet. Handmade and fair trade Valentine's Day gifts.

"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

Eden Ministry Desert Rose Earrings. Made by women rescued from human trafficking.
Eden Ministry

“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: $16 - $32

Elisha C. Valentine's Gift Set that Gives Back.
Elisha C.

Works with Haitians "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment."  She sells Valentine gift sets with a heart pouch, bracelet and essential oil.

Prices: $45

Grain of Rice Heart Ornament. Fair trade and handmade in Kenya.
Grain of Rice Project

“A non-profit ministry, which empowers Kenyan people with the love of Christ by training and selling their handcrafted products.” They sell fun fair trade heart ornaments, perfect for Valentine's Day gifts.

Prices: $8

Starfish Project Valentine Pink Earrings. Ethically made and restores hope to women escaping human trafficking
Starfish Project

"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: $20 - $37

Education and More Pink friendship bracelet. Fair trade and supports education for children in Guatemala.
Education and More

"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

Give a Damn Goods Courage Dear Heart Metal Bracelet. Affordable ethical jewelry.
Give a Damn Goods

“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

Rahab's Rope Pink Heart Clay Necklace.  Handmade and fair trade Valentine's Day gifts.
Rahab's Rope

"Rahab's Rope exists to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking." They offer beautifully handmade, fair trade Valentine's Day gifts.

Prices: $5 - $10

Hands of Haiti Cat Heart Ornament. Handmade in Haiti from hammered metal.
Hands of Haiti

"Orphan prevention through job creation." They sell fun heart ornaments and beautiful hammered metal, heart-themed wall art, handmade in Haiti​.

Prices: $8 - $29

Mayan Hands Felted Wool Monkey with Heart. Handmade and fair trade Valentine's Day gift.
Mayan Hands

"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." They sell an adorable fair trade, felted wool monkey with a heart, perfect for a Valentine gift.

Prices: $10

Anchored in Hope Love Key Chain. Handmade in Haiti out of hammered metal.
Anchored in Hope

Their mission is "to empower Haitian artisans to provide for their families with dignity."  Their hammered metal "love" key chains would make a fun Valentine gift.​

Prices: $6

Dunitz Jewelry Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Dunitz & Company

For more fair trade Valentine gifts, check out this blog post from Dunitz & Company:

"Fair Trade Gifts for Your Valentine, All Heart Shaped!"

Askinosie Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut Bar. Direct Trade Chocolate.
Askinosie Chocolate

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

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"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

Made Trade Lipstick Red Modal Peacock Wrap Dress.
Made Trade

"Goods sourced ethically, traded fairly, and selected artfully.” They sell beautiful formal wear for your Valentine's date night. Also check out their "Gifts for Her" and "Gifts for Him" Valentine guides.

Prices: $24 - $425

Shop With a Mission soapstone hearts. Fair trade.
Shop With a Mission

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 - $45

Dunitz Jewelry Striped Beaded Earrings. Fair trade and handmade in Guatemala.
Dunitz & Company

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

(Use the code: CHANGEWAY to get 10% off your purchase.)

Prices: $12 - $85

Ten Thousand Villages Cat Valentine's Day Card. Handmade and fair trade.
Ten Thousand Villages

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

Prices: $6 - $30

Simple Switch Women's Bean Project Sweetheart Goodie Bundle
Simple Switch

They believe "it should be EASY to make a positive global impact with your every day purchases and gifts." They offer yummy goodies that give back, perfect for Valentine's Day.

Prices: $4 - $24

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Eternal Threads

“'Weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking."  Their pressed flower journals, photo frames and matching gift bags, cards and bookmarks, make gorgeous Valentine's gifts.

Price: $2 - $10

Amma's Umma In My Heart Card. Made in USA.
Amma's Umma

"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

GIfts With a Cause Art Painted by Elephants. Elephant with a flower.  Fair trade gift which helps support elephant conservation.
Gifts With a Cause

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

Noonday Collection Sweetheart Studs. Fair Trad Valentine's Day Jewelry.
Julie Godshall

She sells products from the Noonday Collection. They "design and sell an inspired collection of
jewelry and accessories made by Artisans across the globe." They offer gorgeous, fair trade heart-themed jewelry for Valentine's Day.

Prices: $36 - $52

Elegance Restored Red Velvet Dress. Made in USA.
Elegance Restored

Creating a "market for beautiful, fairly made goods."  Their beautiful velvet dresses would be perfect to wear on a date with your sweetheart (I love the Elegance Restored dress I bought for last Valentine's Day!)

Prices: $24 - $36

Rosie's Boutique Love Never Fails Handmade Valentine Cards
Rosie's Boutique

“Rosie's greeting cards exists to create jobs for mamas in Haiti."  Their hand-embroidered greeting card sets are beautiful and perfect for Valentine's Day cards.​

Prices: $10

Bought Beautifully Love Encouragement Notecards Pack.
Bought Beautifully

“Purchase a product--transform a life.” For Valentine's Day, check out their "Love" notecards​ and their "You are Loved" wall hanging.

Prices: $7 - $11

Nightlight Design Rose Petal Drop Earrings. Ethical Valentine's Day Gifts that Give Back.
Nightlight Design

"Made in freedom" by women in Thailand discovering dignified employment through Nightlight International.  They sell   amazing jewelry for Valentine's Day.

(My sister loved the rose petal tango earrings I bought her!)

Prices: $4 - $95

Lazarus Artisan Goods braided leather men's bracelet.
Lazarus Artisan Goods

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

Prices: $2 - $22

Zambeezi Organic Fair Trade Lip Balm

They partner with  beekeepers and farmers in Zambia to craft organic, fair trade body care products. They offer organic beeswax lip balm and scented soap bars.

Prices: $6 - $12

Rethreaded Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2020. Valentine's Day Gifts that Fight Human Trafficking.

To find Valentine's Day gifts that benefit survivors of human trafficking, also visit this blog post:

"Let's Celebrate Love All Month Long: A Valentine's Day Gift Guide from Rethreaded"

2020 Valentine's Day Gifts that Give Back. 45+ Places to Find Ethical, Handmade and Fair Trade Valentine's Day Gifts That Give Back.

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