23 Sustainable and Fair Trade Mother’s Day Gifts

A woman and child are wearing wool slippers and sitting on a purple backdrop
Cayley Pater

Moms deserve the best every day, but Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show all the mothers in your life just how cherished they are. Whether you’re looking for a special gift for your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, or godmother, we promise these ethical and sustainable Mother’s Day gift ideas won’t disappoint.

With fair trade jewelry, handwoven kitchen accessories, and vibrant, artisan-made home decor, we’re sure you’ll be able to find exceptional gifts for all the moms in your life.

1. Abby Alley Eliza Cuff

Simple-yet-striking, this fair trade cuff from Abby Alley is perfect for the mom who likes to glam it up without the extra fuss. Abby Alley’s jewelry is all handcrafted by artisans in East Africa earning fair wages for their crafts.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

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Gold Cuff Bracelet

2. Carry Courage Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag

Made with sustainable, vegan cork fabric. The adventurer stores your bottles upright to keep mom’s cosmetics organized. Help her pack up for her next adventure in style.

Value: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Woman Owned

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3 & 4. August Sage Cosmic Mug and matching Cosmic Bowl

We all have a few coffee-loving (or tea-loving) moms in our life, and these unique August Sage cosmic mugs make for a fun and functional gift. The matching cosmic bowl compliments the mugs beautifully. The mugs and bowls are all handmade by artisans in Guatemala working in a fair trade environment and earning living wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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Two white and gray mugs
white and gray bowl

5. Finex Cast Iron Skillet

Inspire mom’s next kitchen creation with this sustainably made skillet. Each FINEX product is made with 100% North American, quality cast iron and is handcrafted by a small team of people in Portland, OR.

Values: Made in USA, Sustainable, Vegan

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6. Minna Peach Grid Apron

For the chefs in your life that like to cook in style, MINNA’s handmade, elegantly-printed kitchen essentials will be a special treat! All of MINNA’s pieces are made consciously by artisans working in family-run workshops and independent cooperatives — in Mexico, Uruguay, and Guatemala — who are able to set their own wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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peach apron with pocket

7. Abby Alley Dawson Earrings

Consciously handcrafted by artisans in Kenya, these crescent-shaped brass earrings from Abby Alley are a beautiful gift you can be proud to give. To ensure ethical labor, Abby Alley works only with artisan cooperatives that guarantee fair wages and safe working environments.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

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gold hoop earrings

8. Nisolo Black Leather Envelope Clutch

This fair trade leather clutch from Nisolo is a gorgeous accessory for a night out or can be used for holding small essentials in a tote bag. The clutch is made by hand by artisans working in a factory that Nisolo owns and operates in Peru.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

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woman holding black leather clutch

9. Iron Oxide Mini Waxing Moon Necklace

Altar’s delicate necklace, shaped like a waxing moon, with a stunning stone set in the middle is an exquisite piece for the minimalist mom in your life. Each necklace is made in Portland, Oregon, from recycled metals.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

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woman wearing gold necklace

10. Mother Erth Red Woven Handbag

Give mom a gift crafted by artisan moms in the Philippines. This handbag is woven with 100% upcycled plastic. Give her a pop of color that is sure to brighten her day.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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11. Rose & Fitzgerald Pure Brass & Soapstone Coaster Set

Made from pure brass and smooth, marbled soapstone, this beautiful set of coasters sits perfectly in a mid-century inspired brass holder. No two pieces of soapstone are exactly alike, making this coaster set unique and rare. The holder was handmade using pure brass; each hand-cut, buffed and polished for a high-shine. 

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Woman Owned

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12. Middle Kingdom Memphis Medium Lover Porcelain Vase – Indigo

This handcrafted vase is made by artisans in the ancient kiln city of Jingdezhen, China. It is perfect for a Mother’s Day bouquet and is sure to brighten up any room.

Values: Sustainable, Fair Trade, Vegan, POC Owned, Women Owned, Heritage

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13. Farmhouse Pottery Pantry Candlestick

Light up mom’s day with these handcrafted candlesticks. Simultaneously classic and modern, these candlesticks set the scene for a sophisticated tabletop.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

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14 & 15. Sertodo Copper Gangotri Pitcher with Lid and Apa Cups

Hand-hammered by skilled artisans from 100% recycled copper using techniques that date back over 1,000 years, Sertodo Copper’s beautiful goods are made with integrity. One of the most interesting, and widely unknown, aspects of copper is that when water is stored in copper vessels — like this pitcher — the mineral of copper is infused into the water. The copper mineral helps support healthy digestive, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Check out our blog post to learn more about Sertodo Copper and the benefits of copper.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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copper pitcher pouring water into cup

16. Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Robe – Blue Nights

This airy, mid-length robe will become mom’s favorite garment for lounging or dressing. Designed to be lived in, she’ll be wrapped up in this robe all weekend. Made from 100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell. It is ultra luxurious with its silky smooth table.

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan, Women Owned

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17. Bloom & Give Iris Unisex Robe

These robes are made with ultra-soft cotton and are perfect for lounging around the house or a weekend getaway. It features two pockets and a wrap belt. It was made using a traditional block-printing process. Wooden blocks are carefully prepared by master carvers which are then dipped in dye and stamped onto the fabric. 

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan

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18. Studio Variously Amro Organic Cotton Throw

For the mom who love to cozy up with a good book. This super soft throw is made of all organic, hand spun cotton. Features beautiful hand embroidery which makes this textile even more unique.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Women Owned, Vegan

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19. Soil to Studio Natasha Handwoven Color Blocked Merino Scarf

This scarf is handcrafted and handwoven in a small village situated in the valley of Gods – Kullu. Made sustainably on a traditional wooden loom, it will add a pop of color to any outfit.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, POC Owned, Women Owned

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20. Chilote House Shoes

These beautiful fair trade slippers are handmade in small batches by women artisans in Patagonia, Chile with 100% locally sourced, sustainable materials. Hand-knitted with Patagonia sheep’s wool and stitched with vegetable-tanned salmon leather for the outsole. The salmon leather is upcycled from the local fishing industry, that would otherwise be thrown away, to create a unique, soft, and durable sustainable leather. Over time, these comfy slippers conform to the shape of your feet to fit just perfectly. 

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Women Owned, Heritage

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21. Salt + Still Cane Hoop Earrings

These hoops have a timeless quality with organic, rounded curves and a sense of movement. They were sculpted in wax before being cast in metal. These classic hoops will quickly become mom’s go to pair.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Woman Owned

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22. L. Greenwalt Jewelry Small Deco Skyline Geometric Necklace

This geometric statement necklace is modern and unique. Easily dressed up for a night out or worn with a t-shirt and jeans to add shine to a casual look. 

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

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23. Farmhouse Pottery Silo Mug

This classic mug can find a home in any kitchen. Elevate mom’s morning cup of coffee or tea. Designed in Farmhouse Pottery’s signature style, it’s both a maker and user favorite.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

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