15 Ethical and Fair Trade Gift Ideas Under $150 for Everyone on Your List

Ethical and Fair Trade Holiday Gifts
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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Affordable Fair Trade Gifts for the Home

1. Minna Moss Tea Towel — $28

Minna’s triangle-printed tea towel is a multi-functional piece of decor that functions as a soft hand towel, absorbent dish towel, or even as a centerpiece on a table to place a vase or basket.

All of MINNA’s contemporary goods are made with heritage techniques, such as pedal loom weaving and handknitting, by artisan makers and cooperatives in Mexico, Uruguay, Guatemala, and Bolivia. This tea towel was handwoven in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Minna fair trade tea towel

2. Zuahaza Salento Pillow — $75

Zuahaza’s vibrant pillows will liven up any space instantly with their colorful hues and unique prints. Handcrafted by women artisans from Columbia and designed taking inspiration from the streets of Barichara, Columbia, this lumbar pillow will also bring a touch of Columbian heritage to your gift recipient’s home.

ALl of Zuahaza’s home textiles are made from organic cotton and colored using natural dyes.

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3. Middle Kingdom Hermit Porcelain Bowl in Celadon — $20 to $105

If you’re looking for an extra special gift for a loved one, porcelain is always an excellent choice — especially an imperial quality piece from Middle Kingdom

Middle Kingdom partners with expert ceramicists and artisan makers in Jingdezhen, an ancient kiln city in China, who craft exceptionally made goods from the highest quality materials.

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Middle Kingdom artisan-made light blue porcelain gifts

4. KAZI Gold + Silver Napkin Rings — $30

KAZI’s handwoven napkin rings can be given as part of a tabletop set with coordinating cloth napkins and placemats or on their own as a statement piece. Each set of napkin rings is woven from sisal and sweetgrass and colored with organic dyes

A member of the Fair Trade Federation, KAZI partners with artisans in rural Africa, paying fair wages and offering artisan development programs.

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Kazi Eco Friendly and Fair Trade Napkin Rings

5. Rose & Fitzgerald Ankole Horn Heirloom Trays — $65

The elegant yet durable trays from Rose & Fitzgerald can be used on a vanity to display jewelry, an office organizer to organize knickknacks, or in the foyer to keep keys handy. Made from ethically-sourced Ankole horn, each piece is truly one-of-a-kind with the beautiful variation of colors.

Rose & Fitzgerald’s unique goods are made by skilled artisans from East Africa in their own design and craft studio based in Uganda.

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6.  Bibol Bamboo Salad Bowl — $79

The ultimate gift for the cook or the host, Bibol’s large bamboo salad bowl can be used for preparing and serving salads, fruit mixes, or other appetizers in style.

Each bowl and server is handmade from 100% sustainably-sourced bamboo by artisans in Vietnam who earn fair, living wages.

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Salad Bowl from Bibol

7. Amante Doxa Turkish Blanket in Beige and Black Stripe — $100

This Turkish cotton blanket from Amante promises to be the coziest gift they’ll receive all year. The super-soft, oversized blanket will keep them warm through autumn’s backyard bonfires, winter’s movie nights at home, and can be used as a decorative throw for the warmer months.

Amante’s blankets and throws are slowly handwoven by artisans from Denizli, Turkey from 100% Turkish cotton.

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Amanta fair trade blanket made with Turkish cotton

Affordable Fair Trade Gifts for the Whole Family

8. Silk Road Bazaar Baby Penguin Booties — $26

You’d be hard-pressed to find a cuter gift than these precious penguin infant booties from Silk Road Bazaar! The mini house shoes are made with soft soles and sized for babies 0 to 12 months old.

All of Silk Road Bazaar’s booties are made from 100% locally-sourced sheep’s wool by artisans earning fair wages in Kyrgyzstan.

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Penguin booties for infants - fair trade slippers from Silk Road Bazaar

10. Abby Alley Demi Earrings — $48

Sleek yet bold, Abby Alley’s Demi Earrings is an eye-catching accessory for the one in your life who likes to make a statement. Each pair of earrings was ethically handcrafted in Kenya from brass.

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. [Check out this gift guide for more conscious jewelry gifts.]

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11. AnatoliCo Unisex Turkish Robe — $125

A modern take on the classic Turkish towel, AnatoliCo’s bathrobes are designed with a contemporary Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic but are crafted with the authenticity and quality of traditional Turkish towels.

Each piece from the brand is handwoven from Turkish cotton by local artisan families and master craftspeople in Turkey.

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Ethical artisan-made unisex robe

12. Buffalo Horn Hair and Beard Comb — $50

Handcrafted from responsibly-sourced buffalo horn from Hanoi, Vietnam, Hathorway’s pocket-sized hair and beard combs are an earthy chic statement piece for him, her, or them.

Hathorway is an eco-fashion brand creating earth-minded luxe accessories from natural and repurposed materials sourced from Vietnam, Thailand, and South Korea. All makers earn fair wages and work in safe environments.

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13. No Nasties Organic High Collar Sweater — $90

Crafted from comfy 100% organic cotton and designed with attention to detail, he can wear this cozy vegan sweater for looking put-together for work-from-home Zoom calls or for staying warm on his morning walks and mid-day coffee runs.

No Nasties creates exceptional eco and fair fashion considering every element of their supply chain — the brand sources only GOTS-certified organic cotton and produces their clothing in a Fair Trade-certified factory.

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Fair trade organic cotton collared sweater

13. Symbology Leopard Bomber Jacket in Blush and Black — $130

Symbology’s leopard print modal bomber is a stylishly fierce piece for the fashionista on your gift list. Each piece is handmade and block printed with eco-friendly Azo-free dyes.

The ethical fashion label partners with women artisans in India who use traditional techniques honoring their heritage and earn fair, living wages.

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Fair trade leopard print light pink and black jacket

14. ONE432 Mehndi Home Slippers in Rust — $47

These ONE432 slippers made from 100% recycled cotton will be her new shoe of choice. The lightweight slippers feature soft foam lining for comfort, a cushioned heel for arch support, and anti-slip soles for traction. You might just have to grab a pair of these slippers for yourself, too!

ONE432’s shoes and slippers, inspired by the South Asian jutti, are handcrafted from natural and recycled materials by artisans in Pakistan earning above living wages.

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Women's slippers in rust

15. Home & Loft Ivory Cherry Tribeca Tunic — $135

This flowy, versatile Home & Loft tunic is an easy-to-wear dress for lounging at home or a chic swimsuit coverup for sunny days at the beach. Made from Turkish cotton, the Tribeca Tunic is lightweight yet absorbent and gets softer with every wear and wash.

Home & Loft’s traditional Turkish towels, throws, and clothing are made from 100% natural materials in small batches by skilled, multi-generational artisan weavers.

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Ivory and cherry red tunic from Home & Loft

BONUS: Made Trade Gift Card

Can’t decide on a gift? Let them choose with a Made Trade gift card or digital gift card.

Made Trade Gift Card
Made Trade Gift Card

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