This Black Friday, gift a better story. Be part of the story of families overcoming poverty. Shop to transform lives on JesusEconomy.org.

Gift a Better Story

 

#GiftingStories

Every gift from JesusEconomy.org comes with a story to share ... of lives being transformed through craft, culture, and a new type of commerce.

You can make the world better, simply with a smart shopping choice.

 

Give or Shop—You Can Help Others: The Story of a New Kind of Commerce

When we launched the Jesus' Economy Fair Trade Shop in November 2013, we had a vision of a world made better through a new type of commerce. "What if there was a place I could shop that reinvested every last dollar into lifting up the impoverished?" Our in-house slogan became, "Make it so that not only when I give, but also when I shop, I can help others."

That vision is now real. Every dollar spent on JesusEconomy.org has transformed the lives of artisans and fueled a movement of creating jobs and churches in the developing world.

Shop on JesusEconomy.org to Gift a Better Story

Jesus' Economy reinvests every last dollar into the movement of creating jobs and churches. This is a story of innovating to break the cycle of poverty. We're here to empower you to be part of a better story.

 

This Black Friday, Gift the Story of Handmade Craft

 Instead of telling your sister Sally how you stood in line for two hours and fought the crowds to get "the last one," tell her how you picked out a story-filled gift especially for her. Share how your purchase helped a woman in a developing country build her business and community.

Gift the Story of an Artisan's Craft

 
 
Mafi: Jewelry Artist & Production Manager from Haiti
 
Benson: Leather Worker & Journal Artist from Haiti
Benson: Leather Worker & Journal Artist from Haiti
Unis: Taylor from Nepal
Unis: Taylor from Nepal
Blanca and Mayamam Co-Op: Weavers from Guatemala
Blanca and Mayamam Co-Op: Weavers from Guatemala
Mr. Samuel: Basket Weaver from Haiti
Mr. Samuel: Basket Weaver from Haiti
Christella: Jewelry Artist from Haiti
Christella: Jewelry Artist from Haiti
John Nyarwa: T-shirt Artist from Uganda
John Nyarwa: T-shirt Artist from Uganda
Laxmi: Seamstress from Nepal

With Jesus' Economy, you know the story of the person who crafted your gift.

Shop Handmade Craft by Artist

 

This Black Friday, Gift the Story of Cultures Preserved

Instead of telling your brother Bill how you managed to score that 'crazy' deal on something you know will break in a week, explain how nearly every cheap deal costs someone, somewhere. 'Cheap' often requires cheap (exploited) labor. That's why you decided instead to buy a high-quality, fair trade product. You purchased a beautiful creation by an artist whose craft preserves a long-passed down cultural tradition.

Gift the Story of Culture

Fair Trade Products Made in Guatemala
Fair Trade Products Made in Guatemala
Fair Trade Products Made in Haiti
Fair Trade Products Made in Haiti
Fair Trade Products Made in Brazil
Fair Trade Products Made in Brazil
Fair Trade Products Made in Rwanda
Fair Trade Products Made in Rwanda
Fair Trade Products Made in Kenya
Fair Trade Products Made in Kenya
Fair Trade Products Made in Nepal
Fair Trade Products Made in Nepal

With Jesus' Economy, you can share a unique craft from another culture.

Shop Fair Trade by Country


Be Part of the Story with a New Kind of Commerce

There are gifts for everyone on your list on JesusEconomy.org. And these gifts tell a beautiful story.

Fair Trade Journals
Fair Trade Journals
Fair Trade Jewelry
Fair Trade Jewelry
Fair Trade Household Goods
Fair Trade Household Goods
Fair Trade Accessories
Fair Trade Accessories
Fair Trade Clothing
Fair Trade Clothing
Fair Trade Bags & Wallets
Fair Trade Bags & Wallets

This year, be part of the story of artisans defeating poverty. Say no to the norm of Black Friday sales. And say yes to telling a better story with your holiday shopping. #GiftingStories

Gift a Better Story

John Barry here, CEO of Jesus' Economy. Thank you to everyone who supported Jesus' Economy on #GivingTuesday. And thank you to all of you who shopped fair trade during Black Friday through Cyber Monday (and even into Giving Tuesday). We're creating a new global, spiritual and physical economy for those that need it most. Here's what we're accomplishing together.

1. Together, We're Creating Jobs for Artisans Overcoming Poverty via Fair Trade

For all of you who shop fair trade on JesusEconomy.org, your shopping counts for transforming lives. You're looking consumerism in the face and saying, "We can do better than this. I can bless people with great and thoughtful gifts, while blessing those from extreme poverty situations."

Thanks to you, we're creating or sustaining hundreds of jobs this year. Without you shopping fair trade at JesusEconomy.org, this wouldn't be possible. We're helping artisans lift themselves out of poverty, simply by how we shop. So thank you!

2. Together, We're Renewing Impoverished Communities

In one of the most impoverished places in the world, Jesus' Economy is planting churches and meeting basic needs. And later, once enough funds are raised, we will launch an economic development initiative in the same region.

And right now, we're giving clean water to the thirsty. And we're bringing the living water of Jesus to those who have never heard his name. All in the same communities! We're combining meeting basics needs with church planting. (This work is so impactful that Red Letter Christians recently featured it as a case study.)

What does this look like? Jesus' economy in action. Together, we're doing this. So thank you!

3. Together, We're Part of a Movement: Living Jesus' Economy

Every time you give and shop with Jesus' Economy, you're being part of the solution to the problems our world is facing. You're making our world a better place. And that inspires me. Together, we're showing the world what it means to live Jesus' economySo thank you!

Simply, thanks for living Jesus' economy with us. We're grateful to be part of this movement with you.

This Christmas, we're making it easy to shop fair trade! Get 20% off with coupon BLACKFRIDAY. Simply enter the coupon code at checkout.

There are now hundreds of new products to choose from. Shop to create jobs for artisans overcoming poverty.

Shop the Sale 

 Offer valid until Sunday, November 26 at 11:59pm Pacific.

 

Fair Trade Friday

Get the most from your Fair Trade Friday at Jesus' Economy. Use coupon code FAIRTRADE for 20% storewide.

 

Offer expires on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Creating jobs for the impoverished is not just an idea; it’s gospel ministry. Our God doesn’t want to see us go without food on our plates. He loves us too much. And our God also values work—yes, God created the Sabbath, a day of rest, but he also worked for six days.

We find value in the work of our hands and that is because our God finds value in the work of his. He is a great artisan. And the artisan’s craft is a thing of beauty to him.

This is why I believe in fair trade. People should be valued above commodities. And everyone should be able to make a fair wage for his or her labor.

Fair trade is redeeming, for the artisan, our planet, and the buyer. The work of artisans is low impact on the environment and often involves recycled material. You feel good when you buy fair trade. You’re part of redeeming commerce. You’re helping restore commerce to the exchange of goods for the betterment of the buyer and the seller.

One day, God willing, shopping fair trade—for anything and everything—will be easy. We are making steps toward that goal: The Jesus’ Economy fair trade shop now includes 40 new products.

Join us this season. Thank you for your support. 

With much love in Christ, John

P.S. A certain coupon code may have already snuck its way to our homepage.

Use Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAY for 15% Off All Fair Trade Products

Act now to get 15% off any fair trade product from Jesus' Economy: simply use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. We're offering this incredible deal to make shopping fair trade easy on you this year. Plus, this sale gives us a chance to show off our new website; with this type of deal, we know you're going to look around.

Black Friday Deals that Make the World a Better Place, Shop to Help

What if you could shop and help others in the process? Your purchase from Jesus' Economy helps the artisan who made it, the organization they work through, and helps pay our administrative bills. Each person involved makes fair wages that improve their life. When you shop for Black Friday deals with us, you're not just getting a good deal; you're helping making the world a better place.

This deal expires on December 4, 2014 at 11:59pm, so don't miss out: shop fair trade now.

Shop to Help. Use Coupon BLACKFRIDAY