PRODUCTS PROMOTING CAUSES:
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Ethic Goods Morse code bracelets-
Ethic Goods provides economic empowerment for women rescued from human trafficking, and those at risk of exploitation
Ocean Sole flip flop animals-
Flip-flops are one of the worst marine pollutants and tons of them were washing up onto the beaches of Kenya everyday. Ocean Sole has already removed more than 520,000 in this past year and used them to create beautiful animals.
Ajiri tea and coffee-
Ajiri means "to employ" in Swahili. Their goal is to create employment for women in western Kenya. Each label is a unique piece of folk art handmade by a women's collective using dried banana leaves. All profits from sales of Ajiri Tea are donated to the Ajiri Foundation to pay school fees for orphans in western Kenya.
Mr Ellie Poo paper-
Protects the elephants of Southeast Asia by using elephant dung to make paper allowing the subsistence farmers to earn a living.
All of the paper products are 100% recycled. They are made up of 30% fiber from elephant dung and 70% recycled paper. No trees or toxic chemicals are used in the paper making process. Only all-natural vegetative binding agents, along with water-soluble salt dyes for coloring are used.
Mr. Ellie Pooh’s papers are handmade, acid-free, and as organic as it gets!
While it may not completely resolve the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka, Ellie Pooh paper is going a long way toward raising the tolerance of farmers toward the elephants — by actually compensating them for damage to their crops. For this reason the elephant is seen more as an economic asset and less as a nuisance or threat. The people will not want to see the elephant disappear from their midst, and Ellie Pooh paper plays an important role in the saving the population of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka.
More info about recycled paper:
According to The State of the Paper Industry (2007) a report by the Environmental Paper Network:50% of the world's forests have been cleared or burned, and 80% of what's left has been seriously degraded. If the United States cut office paper use by just 10% it would prevent the emission of 1.6 million tons of greenhouse gases — the equivalent of taking 280,000 cars off the road.
Compared to using virgin wood, paper made with 100% recycled content uses 44% less energy produces 38% less greenhouse gas emissions, 41% less particulate emissions, 50% less wastewater,49% less solid waste, and—of course—100% less forest destruction.
Conscious step socks-
Each purchase of a pair of socks supports one of six charities
OVER 14,084 DAYS OF HIV THERAPY PROVIDED
OVER 10,968 THERAPEUTIC FOOD PACKS DONATED
over 3,226 schoolbooks have been provided
OVER 10,640 TREES PLANTED AND COUNTING
OVER 34,254 MONTHS OF SAFE WATER PROVIDED
Each pair of these socks protects 20 tropical rainforest trees.
All products are FAIRTRADE CERTIFIED
Fairtrade is a movement promoting a sustainable workplace with the goal of helping producers in developing countries achieve better working conditions. Our entire supply chain is GOTS and Vegan certified. The crops are not treated with herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, and are not genetically modified. No child labor, minimum wage compliance, overtime compensation and freedom of association for workers. Because all humans deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Five North Chocolate
This company's vision is to provide their customers with delicious chocolate snacks made with wholesome ingredients sourced from sustainable partnerships with farmers around the world.
Global groove felted products
We are a certified fair trade organization supporting and facilitating artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal. The Fair Trade industry is expanding and we are proud to be a part of a sustainable movement that is changing lives. We design, develop, produce and source fairly traded lifestyle products with a commitment to the sustainability of production and the cultural heritage of the groups that we work with.
Marquette Fair Trade Jewelry-
The Akha people are indigenous to South-East Asia and live throughout Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Eastern China. Our artisan collective employs over one hundred crafts people, and offers both full-time and part-time opportunities, as well as the opportunity to work from home. This offers maximum flexibility for the artisans to work around their own schedules and other personal or family commitments. A central and highly productive workshop also provides a great social environment where the sound of laughter is abundant as artisans are happy to come work together in a relaxed and fun setting. Our goal is to empower artisans and entrepreneurs in developing countries by expanding their potential to reach a larger audience.
Who Gives A Crap Toilet Paper-
We're determined to prove that toilet paper is about more than just wiping bums. This company's products are made with environmentally friendly 100% recycled materials, and donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need. To date they've donated the equivalent of over $950,000! to charity and saved a heck of a lot of trees, water and energy.
In addition to the above mentioned products, Brigid's Well has 'adopted' and continues to support an orphaned baby elephant, Sana Sana. We are participating in a wonderful program of the David Sheldrick wildlife trust. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program and is one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.