Valentine's Day is coming up soon! Show the ones you love how much you care by giving them a gift that also makes the world a better place! Here are our picks for gifts for him, her, your besties, and your kids:
La Terza coffee is built on the premise that the highest quality coffee comes from treating coffee farmers, employees, and customers with excellence. All coffee is direct trade, meaning the farmers get paid fairly for their product. La Terza's coffee subscription is unique in that you can choose how often your coffee is sent to you, so that you can grind and brew as fresh as humanly possible!
All Maroma products are certified Fair Trade and are made by artisans, mostly women, in Auroville, India. Artisans are paid a fair wage, work in clean environments, and are provided other essentials such as healthcare and hygiene education. 45% of Maroma's net profits are given to development projects in Auroville and surrounding villages.
This bracelet was designed to represent the rugged farming equipment used to grow healthy foods, and the bees who help us grow our food worldwide. The mission of Half United is to feed children in need by providing customer with quality products. When you purchase this bracelet, you provide seven meals for a child in need.
The Plum Island Soap Company uses only the highest quality, natural ingredients in their products, so you don't have to worry about them harming yourself, your family, or the environment. Ames and Oates donates 10% of the cost of this gift to Pencils of Promise in order to provide children with quality education.
Each Sun Basket meal is packed with healthy, organic, and non-GMO ingredients. Sun Basket's meats and seafood are sourced responsibly, and you can even find out more about the specific farms where ingredients comes from on their website.
Melissa Joy Manning creates locally handmade jewelry pieces out of upcycled and recycled metals and responsibly-sourced gems.
This Didi Scarf is hand-stitched, made out of 100% certified organic cotton, and carries the name of the artisan who made it. Every purchase from Anchal Project provides an artisan with a full-time job, healthcare benefits, training, and workshops.
This collection comes with hand & body wash, bath oil, and a sweet little heart-shaped soap bar. Bamford products are used with natural products by artisans all around the world.
Maja works to empower women by employing single women and female heads of households by paying them a fair wage, providing health benefits, as well as school supplies and meals for their children. They also use environmentally friendly materials and processes in production. You can find out more about the specific artisan who made your Naja product on their website!
The Bouqs Co. bouquets are cut-to-order, meaning no flowers are wasted. They work with farmers across the country who use sustainable, eco-friendly farming techniques, and each bouquet is arranged by local artisans. Most of their bouquets ship next day anywhere in the USA, so you get the freshest flowers possible.
For Your Bestie:
Celebrating #SinglesAwarenessDay this year?! It's still a great excuse to tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Here are some great Galentine's Day gifts for your friends!
Hem + Haw is a new brand that began because of an eccess of old denim jeans that were going to go to waste. All of Hem + Haw's products are handmade in the USA out of upcycled denim jeans.
This 5-pack of cute Valentine's Day bracelets are a great gift for your girlfriends. All 31 Bits products are made out of recycled paper in Uganda. 31 Bits' mission is to help empower women in Uganda to rise above poverty.
ONEHOPE's mission is to inspire people to indulge while doing good. The brand partners with various organizations in order to plant trees, provide meals, water, microloans, and medication for people in need, help animals get adopted, and more. Every bottle sold of this specific blend helps educate a family of five on their risk of heart disease.
Who doesn't want chocolate for V-Day!? Unfortunately, modern day slavery and child labor is rife in the chocolate industry, so go fair trade instead! The mission of Alter Eco is global transformation through ethical relationships with small-scale farmers, and an integral sustainability orientation at every point on the supply chain. That means these chocolates are made ethically and sustainably.
Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise based in the US that invests in women entrepreneurs to help end poverty. This has been the goal of Prosperity Candle since the beginning: to enable women to escape poverty and conflict around the world through entrepreneurship. Every candle purchased helps provide a living wage for the women of Prosperity, who have recently resettled from refugee camps and are working to build a brighter future for themselves and their families in the United States.
For the Kiddos
This tee carries a powerful message both for the child who's wearing it as well as the woman who made it. Parative Project works with women in India who have either been rescued out of prostitution or sex slavery, or who are at risk of being trafficked.
Each of these cute stuffed animals was made in Uganda and comes signed by the person who made it. KK, Intl. works to empower people around the world to rise above poverty by providing them with education, skills, resources, and jobs.
PlanToys has so many fun sustainable toys for children from ages 0 to 4+. All toys are made with eco-friendly materials in the most earth-conscious way. Not only that, but PlanToys works with non-profit organizations to help protect our natural resources and provide children with special needs with toys.
This little purse is handmade in the USA out of recycled fabrics. Each sale supports GAIA, whose mission is to empower marginalized refugee women living in Dallas, Texas through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success here in the US.
Lanka Kade has a very strict fair trade policy, ensuring that every person who works for them is treated and paid well. Lanka Kade works to give real opportunities to real people to enable their independence and give them the ability to provide for themselves and their families with pride. They have SO many fun wooden toys and playsets to choose from!
Have a Happy Valentine's Day! from the Team at Seven Seeds
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