By: Jackie Drake
Here at CAMPO we value fair trade and want to highlight some local Wisconsin companies that share our mission of empowering though employment. This ethical gift guide contains some great local companies that offer excellent choices for those that value fair trade.
Ubuntu Trade Wool Holiday Ornaments
Ubuntu Trade is a socially conscious brand working with artisans and women's groups in Uganda. They have handcrafted goods made from natural and recycled materials. For the holiday season, 100% of their online sales from their Ubuntu Ornament collection will go back into Dane County and Uganda to support the communities. Their Felted Wool Holiday Ornaments come in 11 different fun styles and are a great gift for any fair trade enthusiast.
Silver Geo Snowflake Lanterns
Buy these beautiful Silver Geo Snowflake Lanterns from SERRV either on their website or at their store on State Street in Madison. These lanterns are handmade by artisans in India from partially recycled iron sheets. Your purchase helps create jobs for disadvantaged artisans in Delhi. Since 1976, SERRV International has made sure their artisans receive fair wages, interest-free loans, and health programs. They also help women take courses to improve their artisan and literacy skills.
Change Boutique Stocking Stuffer
A stocking stuffer from Change Boutique is a great present for a socially conscious woman. You can buy a Change Stocking Stuffer Gift Set on their website or at their store in downtown Madison on Williamson Street. Their stocking stuffer contains things like a headband made from recycled sari fabric and a bracelet from SoulKu jewelry makers. Change Boutique is a valuable resource to the local community and to the artisans in developing countries that produce the items that they sell.
Alpaca Crew Neck Sweater
Another great gift for a friend or family member that values fair trade is an Alpaca Crew Neck Sweater from CAMPO Alpaca. CAMPO helps provide meaningful work, fair wages, and empowerment to disadvantaged populations, specifically women, in Peru. Our goal is to ensure all products come from fair and sustainable working conditions.
We hope that this list has been helpful in your search for fair trade holiday gifts.