If you're like us, you're on the hunt for unique, handmade gifts this holiday season! You love shopping from small business owners and making an impact locally + globally with your purchasing power!
That's why we've put together a list of our 20 favorite fair trade products under $40... so you can find something for everyone on your list!
1. For the jewelry-lover: Jewelry Roll, $38
2. For the interior decorator: Full Circle Plant Hangers, $16-$34
3. For the teacher: Inspiration Candles, $15
4. For the world traveler: Shipibo Pouches, $28
5. For the yogi: Yoga Bag, $38
6. For the Essential Oil user: Essential Oil Roller Holder, $28
7. For the statement-maker: Woven Loop Earrings, $26
8. For the writer: Hope Journal, $22
9. For the minimalist: Perfect Square Studs, $22
10. For the guy with lots of spare change: Small Woven Bowl, $20
11. For the boho girl: Suede Fringe Earrings, $24
12. For the party girl: Celebration Garland, $30
13. For the makeup enthusiast: Bright Day Makeup Bag, $28
14. For your daughter, niece or granddaughter: Siena Skirt, $30
15. For the Christmas-lover: Star Ornament
16. For your best friend: Mini Tassel Earrings, $22
17. For the reader: Fabric Book Cover, $20
18. For the friend who lives in Florida: Sunglasses Case, $20
19. For the cook: Woven Trivet, $24
20. For the woman who carries it all: Carry-All Tote, $40
Thank you for shopping with purpose!
Click here to see the entire collection: https://mangoandmain.com/collections/holiday-gift-guide
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by Brie McNeal of Ethically Curated
Investing in social enterprises and other local markets can help Rwanda continue to grow as an international player without relying on financial aid.
There have been some recent changes in the business and trade sectors making it hard for small businesses to thrive. Similar to restraints in India, renting space, investing in machines and other inputs, prevent many from being successful when creating products for international markets.
Recently, there has been a surge of Ankara textiles (or more commonly dutch wax print) in the fashion scene. This has provided tremendous opportunity for artisans to obtain dignified jobs that can provided consistent work.
Consumers can participate in this by buying from organizations that partner with these businesses.