Here at Threads, we #spreadjoy through collaboration. We strive to build relationships with other ethical companies so we can work together to increase awareness of the fair trade industry. We want to make shopping fair trade second nature, so much so that we forget there’s even another option!
So to make it easy for you to shop consciously this season, and to show our support for other ethical brands we love, we’ve gathered together five of our favorite globally-minded gifts for the holidays. Happy conscious shopping!
1) GlobeIn – World Kitchen Box
GlobeIn’s World Kitchen Box features items like Inka salt that will transform kitchen creations into something truly unique. Pure ground vanilla from Madagascar and coconut sugar from Indonesia will produce the most ethical — and delicious! — baked goods at the party. Plus, The World Kitchen Box includes a handwoven kitchen towel from Guatemala to clean up the mess.
Threads Gift Tip: Gift the World Kitchen Box with our Pacaya Necklace! Like the handwoven towel, it’s made in Guatemala, and it won’t get in the way while she’s cooking.
About the brand: GlobeIn features curated artisan-made products from various corners of the world while providing jobs to artisans and making an impact in their communities through fair pay, employment of women and disabled artisans, and partnerships with various charities.
2) Totonga Bomoi – Kananga Headwrap
Totonga Bomoi’s Kananga Headwrap features a blue pattern with accents of rust, brown, and cream. It’s the perfect way to make up for a bad hair day, or to wear while deep-conditioning your hair!
Threads Gift Tip: We love a bright headwrap accented by big, shimmering earrings. Gift her our Gaya Earrings to complete the look!
About the brand: Totonga Bomoi employs artisans in the Congo to create classic accessories that bring the distinct beauty of their country to a global network of conscious consumers.
3) Manos Zapotecas – Ochre + Ash Gloria Tote
We’re pretty obsessed with everything Manos Zapotecas makes, but one of our favorites for the season is the Ochre + Ash Gloria Tote. This handwoven, 100% wool bag is big enough for your laptop or a weekend’s worth of clothes, making it an ideal work bag slash carry-on!
Threads Gift Tip: Our Toluca Earrings are the perfect color and simple shape to bring out the patterns in the Ochre + Ash Tote. Plus, they’re made by artisans in Mexico as well.
About the brand: Manos Zapotecas helps Zapotec artisans preserve their weaving traditions by bringing their beautiful handwoven products to the global market.
4) b.a.r.e. soaps – Sampler Pack
We learned about b.a.r.e. very recently, and it was love at first sight! Their Sampler Pack is the perfect gift for your socially and environmentally conscious pal — who doesn’t want to sacrifice hygiene. They’ll get to try out four half-sized bars of b.a.r.e.’s best selling soaps, including an activated charcoal bar that’s perfect for removing acne (and makeup) naturally.
Threads Gift Tip: Gift b.a.r.e.’s Sampler Pack with our Teetli Cosmetic Bag! The purchase of both products #spreadsjoy to people living in the slums of India.
About the brand: b.a.r.e. soaps is a socially conscious company selling handmade and all natural soaps and candles. All proceeds from b.a.r.e. are reinvested into social causes.
5) Hiptipico – Cafe Kasa Slippers
Hiptipico’s adorable and oh-so-comfy Cafe Kasa Slippers are the perfect gift for your loved ones living in cold climates. Elastic around the ankle keeps these babies on your feet, which is good, because you won’t want to take them off.
Threads Gift Tip: Pair these slippers with our Bundle Up Gift Set for the coziest gift around!
About the brand: Hiptipico employs artisans in Guatemala to create handcrafted shoes, bags, clothing, and accessories using high-quality sustainable materials.