Simple and beautiful fair trade accessories can elevate any outfit. Since you know where those accessories were sustainable made and that the people who made them are fairly paid, it is even more meaningful.
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After working with Ten Thousand Villages last year, I’ve been so excited about supporting fair trade businesses whenever I am able. I don’t buy new often, but when I do, I try to save up so that I can support ethical and sustainable brands. I’m so happy with what I found when I made a recent purchase from them. These fair trade accessories, and a singing bowl, have simple designs, which is reflective of my personal style. Luckily, the amazing artisans that create items for the Ten Thousand Villages marketplace create accessories in so many varied styles. That means they have something for your personal style, too! The next time you want to invest in accessories, home decor, or meaningful gifts, do so where you can learn the story of the humans who made your item, and where you know they will be fairly compensated for their work. Shop fair trade, and Live Life Fair!
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Fair Trade Earrings Made in Kenya
These earrings are ethically handcrafted in Kenya. I was drawn in by the simple geometric shapes and knowing that each surface would be unique and not uniformly flattened as a mass-produced earring would be. The scratches on the surface (see at “shop” link below) hold the story of the hands, the heart, and the human that made them.
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Crossbody Woven Purse Made in Bangladesh
I originally fell in love with the woven basket and woven plant holder, and now they have a purse! The cross body strap is adjustable It is not too small like a clutch where you can barely fit anything. It also isn’t too gaudy. There is even a little pocket inside. I can fit my wallet, keys, and a few *must have items* for me and Little Boo inside of the bag. Next up, I want the bike basket… I just need to get a bike first haha! These woven goods are created by artisans of the Rishilpi Handicrafts Limited in rural Bangladesh.
Delicate Song Singing Bowl Made in Nepal
I’ll be honest and say I had no idea what to really do with a singing bowl – this is my first one. However, I really wanted one because of the peace they bring me when I listen to them on meditation songs. Now that I have one, I am so happy. It brings me so much peace to play it. I will continue to learn more about it and share that with y’all as I do. Another fun part of having my own singing bowl is that Little Boo loves it, too. It brings me so much joy that meditation and peaceful music is infused into his upbringing. This brass singing bowl is crafted by artisans of the New SADLE not-for-profit organization in Nepal.