I went to a HandCrafting Justice (HCJ) sale this weekend, and I was really impressed with the variety of high quality products. My mom bought a few brightly colored scarves, and I got a really cute kid's apron. The mission of the organization is to empower women in developing countries. The women make goods, and HCJ promotes them to customers. The mission of fair trade is a powerful way to help the women build confidence, sustain themselves, and retain their traditions. HCJ allows women to rise above violence and poverty.
There were a lot of great accessories that aren't featured on the website. I really liked the beautiful handpainted scarves from Madagascar.
Yoga hemp bags handmade from Thailand: stylish yet useful
Handwoven bags from Kenya
Handmade cards from Madagascar
Doesn't it feel good to know that your purchase helps women build confidence?
Photo credits: www.handcraftingjustice.cedris.org