This Christmas, consider filling your home with ethically sourced and sustainably made decorations. Whether you’re looking for baskets and stockings to brighten your festive living space or tablecloths and napkin rings for your family feast, here are 15 hand-picked decorations you’re sure to love.
FOR THE TREE
This beautiful ornament is made from locally sourced grasses and handwoven by artisans in Rwanda. A lightweight and festive addition to your tree, this ball ornament adds a pop of color and texture to compliment your holiday decor.
Azizi Life is a women-owned and POC-owned company who is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. They pay all their artisan partners fair and living wages for their handcrafted goods that are all made from natural and renewable materials.
2. Azizi Life Bird Ornament — $8
These Jacaranda wood ornaments were hand-carved by artisans in Rwanda and made to replicate the size of Rwandan fire finches.
Supporting the local development of multiple African communities, Azizi Life pays all their artisan partners living wages. All their products are made from renewable and natural materials using traditional heritage artforms. Azizi life is a women-owned and POC-owned company who is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Handwoven from elephant grass in Ghana, these petite basket ornaments are imaginative pieces of holiday decor that can be treasured forever. You can even personalize these ornaments by filling them with your own holiday trinkets.
KAZI was founded with the goal of alleviating poverty across rural Africa while creating one-of-a-kind products. All their products are made from natural and local fibers that are readily available to their artisans. KAZI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
4. Kazi Red Bulb Ornament — $26
Made from locally sourced raffia and sweet grass, this red bulb ornament will be a festive addition to your Christmas tree. Not only was this ornament expertly handwoven by artisans in Rwanda, it also has the Fair Trade Nest Seal of Transparency.
KAZI’s products are all made from locally sourced and natural fibers and colored with natural dyes that are food-safe. They’re a member of the Fair Trade Federation, ensuring their artisan makers are paid fair wages and work in safe conditions.
5. Kazi Cactus Planter Ornament 2 — $28
Unique and colorful, this cactus planter ornament adds a touch of fun and delight to any tree. It’s handwoven by artisans in Rwanda using raffia and sweet grass.
KAZI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and was founded with the purpose of alleviating poverty across rural Africa. All their products are handmade with local materials. KAZI reinvests their profits back into their artisans by developing training initiatives to help rural farmers become artisans and teaching existing craftspeople new techniques.
FOR THE HOME
This Ticking Stripe Holiday Stocking will be a beautiful, neutral addition to your Christmas decor. Handmade in Bangladesh by talented artisans, the stocking is made of 100% cotton and naturally dyed.
Will & Atlas is a woman-owned company whose products are all expertly handcrafted by artisans in Bangladesh using traditional techniques. All their artisans are paid living wages and work in safe environments.
7. Swahili African Modern Berry and Natural Maila Milulu Reed Basket — $88 to $108
This stunning red and white basket will be a whimsical addition to your home this holiday season. Reminiscent of candy canes, each basket is handwoven with Milulu grass, which can be sustainably harvested without removing the entire plant.
Swahili African Modern’s products are all handcrafted by the Wolof women of Senegal, who are experienced, traditional basket weavers. The artisans make their products from the comfort of their villages and have become the primary source of income for their families. Swahili African Modern is Fair Trade Certified, so all their artisan makers earn living wages and work in safe conditions.
Handmade in Vietnam with woven seagrass, the Kophinos basket shimmers and shines. Beautiful and versatile, this basket can be used outside of the holiday season to elevate your everyday decor.
Amante Marketplace is a woman-owned company whose products are all handwoven with native, sustainably sourced seagrass by expert artisans in Vietnam. They pay all their artisan partners fair, living wages for their work.
Hand-stitched with 100% GOTS-Certified organic cotton, this festive pillow cover is a wonderful way to add a touch of Christmas flair to your living space. With its geometric pattern and warm color, the contemporary design is sure to inspire.
Anchal is a non-profit organization that is Fair Trade Certified, ensuring all their artisan makers are paid fair wages and work in safe conditions. All their products are handmade in India using eco-friendly dyes, organic cotton, and natural fibers.
10. Kazi Multicolor Pom Pom Garland — $44
A natural way to elevate your home, this boho-inspired garland is handmade by artisans in Uganda using natural, locally sourced raffia and banana fibers.
KAZI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and uses natural fibers and natural, food-safe dyes to make their stunning products. KAZI reinvests their profits to expand artisan development by training rural farmers to become artisans and training existing craftspeople new techniques.
FOR THE TABLE
Adorn your dinner table with this festive upcycled tablecloth that comes with a matching napkin set. This traditional, flat-woven Turkish peshtemal is made with half recycled cotton and half natural cotton, and it was produced using methods to ensure zero waste.
Hilana: Upcycled Cotton is a woman-owned company who creates jobs for marginalized communities and pays their weavers a fair, living wage. All their products are handwoven by artisans in Turkey who use zero-waste, chemical-free techniques.
12. Kazi Evergreen Fringed Raffia Coasters — $30
These handwoven raffia and sweet grass coasters are intricately crafted with timeless tradition to be one-of-a-kind.
KAZI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and all of their products are made from natural fibers and colored using natural, food-safe dyes. KAZI reinvests their profits to expand artisan development through training rural farmers to become artisans and training existing craftspeople new techniques.
A dazzling way to elevate your tablescape, this ethically made napkin ring set is handwoven in Rwanda using natural sisal and sweet grass. It’s also colored using organic dyes and has the Fair Trade Nest Seal of Transparency.
KAZI’s products are made from locally sourced, all-natural fibers and only use natural and food-safe dyes. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, KAZI implements fair trade practices across their organization, like living wages and safe working conditions.
14. Minna Ikat Table Runner in Rust — $80
With its vivid pop of color and luxurious softness, this ethically made, 100% cotton table runner is a great choice for elevating your dining table.
MINNA’s products are sourced from 100% natural and sustainable materials. They work with master weavers and artisan collectives in Mexico, Guatemala, and Uruguay, and their artisan makers set their own wages.
15. Zuahaza Diamond Feijoa Placemats — $116 to $168
These versatile placemats pair nicely with a red table runner or tablecloth. They are handmade by women artisans in Colombia using organic cotton.
Zuahaza’s products are made by a group of women artisans in Charalá, a rural village located in Colombia’s Andes mountains. Their production process utilizes techniques that are water-saving and zero-waste, and all artisans are paid living wages that are nearly double Colombia’s minimum.