Many beautiful people in the world are disadvantaged because of circumstances beyond their control. From the Earth partners with small workplaces around the world that commit to provide a safe work environment, pay fair wages, and invest in their employees.
As members of the Fair Trade Federation, we strive to create positive change through all of our work––socially, economically and environmentally. We work with farmers and artisans in holistic partnerships built on trust. This results in stronger communities, sustainably growing businesses, and formerly marginalized employees who now have dignity and hope.
Read about some of these producers below:
Tabby's in India
Due to social stigmas and misunderstanding of how HIV is transmitted, people in India with HIV are often rejected by their families and communities, forcing them to work labor-intensive jobs for a few dollars per week.
We’re privileged to partner with Tabby’s, a small business in India that offers women with HIV dignity and hope by providing job training and employment in a safe, loving work environment.
Tabby’s employees develop job skills, feel valued, and are able to support their families through work that gives them dignity––a welcome change in these women's lives.
Purchase Tabby’s plush animals, infinity scarves or pouches (coming soon) to help marginalized women in India find hope as they earn an income and provide for their families.
Direct Trade Coffee
On the foothills of Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda you'll find the rural town of Kapchorwa.
Many families in this town have been devastated by disease, poverty and political corruption, creating a generation of vulnerable children with little hope for the future. These children are likely to fall victim to child trafficking as parents desperately try to support the rest of their family.
We partner with families in this region and a similar region in Sumatra, Indonesia to make our Freedom Blend coffee. We also provide single origin coffee from Sumatra and Papua New Guinea. Proceeds go to local schools, widows and orphans in the town where the coffee is grown, and employees earn a stable income that allows them to send their children to school.
In some cases, employment and education are freedom. Buy Freedom Blend to provide a bright future for the children in this community.
Olive Wood in the Middle East
You're probably familiar with the Middle East through the stories you see on the news, rife with conflict and instability. Though these stories are often true, the majority of Arabs are kind people who simply want to make a living for their families and have a stable life.
We partner with providers in the Middle East who employ marginalized men and women in safe, empowering work environments. This allows them to earn a fair wage and acquire usable skills to provide for their families and prepare for the future.
These employees say their workplace brings stability to their lives. Greater stability results in better life choices. Better life choices can impact entire regions, one person at a time.
Shop olive wood jewelry, kitchen & home items, and ornaments to support the artisans who handcraft each piece.