18 ethical and fair trade gift ideas under $150 for everyone on your list

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Cayley Pater

Shopping for fair trade gifts just got a whole lot easier. As an online destination for ethically elevated goods, we source responsibly made goods across a diverse array of categories to make ethical shopping as simple as possible.

Let us help you find artisan-made and fairly traded goods for everyone on your list. In this curated guide, we’ve selected a few of our favorite fair trade gifts for her, for him, and for the home. 

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Fair Trade Home Goods Gifts 

1. Minna Fair Trade Table Linens

MINNA creates contemporary goods using heritage techniques by partnering directly with artisan makers in Mexico, Uruguay, Guatemala, and Bolivia. MINNA’s artisan partners handcraft each piece using traditional techniques — such as pedal loom weaving and knitting from 100% natural fabrics — in small cooperatives.

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2. August Sage Handcrafted Pillows

Founded by sisters Lily and Rowena Lei, August Sage offers beautifully designed goods for the home, crafted by artisan cooperatives around the globe. August Sage’s striking Ande pillows are made by artisans in Peru using Pima cotton with a traditional backstop loom.

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3. CDMX Artisan-Made Tabletop Pieces — $86 to $140

CDMX partners with talented designers and artisan makers in Mexico City, Mexico, who craft exceptionally made goods from local materials. The mother-daughter duo behind CDMX allows all artisan cooperatives to set their own prices. 

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4. KAZI Fair Trade Wall Art and Planters

KAZI is an ethical lifestyle brand with home goods handmade by artisans in Africa, and is certified fair trade. KAZI’s wall decor is handwoven by a cooperative of women in Uganda from natural raffia and sweetgrass and is dyed with organic dyes. 

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5. Rose & Fitzgerald Ankole Horn Tableware — $65

Rose & Fitzgerald is a design and craft studio based in Uganda partnering with skilled artisans in East Africa. Using responsibly sourced, quality materials such as palm leaf, organic cotton, and Ankole horn (which is a by-product of the food industry), these artisans use generations-old techniques to craft exceptionally made goods. 

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6. Leah Singh Artisan-Made Pillows — $100

Committed to reviving traditional crafts in India, Leah Singh creates contemporary home goods using heritage techniques. Leah Singh is based in New Delhi and works directly with artisans across India who handcraft pillows, throws, and other pieces using techniques native to their respective regions, such as embroidery and weaving.

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7. Swahili African Modern Handwoven Baskets

Swahili African Modern’s baskets are handwoven by artisan basket weavers in Senegal. Each basket is made with natural cattails and reeds and is accented with colorful strips sourced from discarded prayer mats. All of Swahili African Modern’s artisans earn well above living wages and can work from the comfort of their own villages.

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8. Magda Made Consciously Made Dining Ware — $65 to $112

Magda Made works directly with cooperatives, artisan groups, and individual makers, across Colombia, who create beautiful handmade home goods. Magda Made visits every location where their products are made to ensure safe working conditions and fair wages.

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Ethical Gifts for Her

9. Darzah Fair Trade Bags — $89

Darzah is a women-owned and POC–owned fair trade brand creating economic opportunities for refugee and low-income women artisans in Palestine’s West Bank. All of Darzah’s pieces are thoughtfully handcrafted and hand-embroidered using the Palestinian art of tatreez, a centuries-old embroidery technique.

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10. Abby Alley Artisan-Made Jewelry — $48 to $60

Committed to providing sustainable job opportunities for artisans in East Africa, Abby Alley works exclusively with cooperatives that provide fair wages and safe working environments. Abby Alley’s striking fair trade jewelry is made using hand-casted brush brass.

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11. Studio Variously Heritage Scarves — $118

Studio Variously works directly with master artisans based in India and Nepal who are third– and fourth-generation weavers, dyers, and printers. Each of Studio Variously’s pieces is made from natural, ethically-sourced yarns and eco-friendly dyes.

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12. Nisolo Fair Trade Jewelry — $28

Nisolo is an ethical fashion brand making modern leather goods and brass jewelry. Nisolo’s brass jewelry is responsibly handmade by independent artisans in Kenya who receive wages that are 23–27% higher than fair wage requirements.

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13. Bloom & Give Sustainably Made Bags — $60 to $90

Passionate about sustaining heirloom and traditional art forms in India, Bloom & Give’s exceptional products are made using centuries-old techniques such as hand-dyeing, embroidery, and weaving. Bloom & Give works with small cooperatives and pays fair wages to all artisans and suppliers. The fair trade brand’s gorgeous bags are also crafted from all-natural materials.

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14. Minna Ethical Scarves

These beautiful MINNA scarves are ethically handwoven by a group of weavers in Nahualá, Guatemala, that MINNA has been partnering with for nearly a decade. This group of weavers uses 100% cotton and sustainable, non-toxic dyes for each of their pieces. All of MINNA’s artisan partners set their own wages for their work.

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Ethical Gifts for Him

15. Chilote Handmade Wool Slippers — $78

Chilote’s wool house shoes are made in small batches by women knitters in Patagonia, Chile, who are able to work in or near their homes. Each pair is woven from 100% Patagonian sheep’s wool and ethically sourced leather. This pair has a sole made from vegetable-tanned salmon leather that is a by-product of the fishing industry.

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16. Nisolo Ethically Made Accessories — $48

Dedicated to transparent production from start to finish, Nisolo owns their own ethical factory in Trujillo, Peru, where all artisans earn beyond fair wages, have access to healthcare, and work in safe, healthy conditions. Nisolo’s leather is always responsibly sourced and is a by-product of the meat industry.

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17. AnatoliCo Handwoven Robes — $125

AnatoliCo brings centuries-old crafts from master Turkish artisans to the global market. The founders and owners of the brand, Derya Aguday and Fotis Merakos, partner with local artisan family producers in Turkey who use ethical and eco-friendly production practices. All of AnatoliCo’s pieces are handwoven from cotton and/or linen.

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18. Dushyant Asthana Fair Trade Shirts — $120

Dushyant Asthana works with artisans from local communities in India, where the brand’s founder was born and raised. The artisans that Dushyant Asthana works with hand-loom, hand-print, and hand-dye garments from sustainably-sourced fabrics in small batches and earn fair wages for their crafts.

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