Our moms work really hard, and we get to celebrate them in a few weeks on Mother’s Day. If you’re still looking for that special gift for the moms in your life, consider shopping fair trade, and check out all the beautiful gift options we have!
A new pair of earrings is a treat, and here is a lovely pair that is classy and fun. These earrings can be worn with formal, business, or casual outfits, which makes them practical, too!
This bracelet has the elegance of real gold, but is much sturdier for everyday wear. Woven with golden grass, a strong Brazilian plant, this bracelet will hold its shape, too. It’s also perfect for any moms with metal-sensitive skin, and is available with stones in white, pink, and black!
A good basket is a great thing to have, and if your mom doesn’t have one yet, take a look at this one. It is the perfect size for fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market, or for a small picnic at the park. It is made from 100% sweetgrass—an all-natural, renewable, and water resistant resource in Haiti.
Handwoven with 100% cotton, these kitchen towels are vibrant and durable. There are dozens of other colors, so you can find the right pattern to match your mom’s kitchen. These towels are easy to take care of and are machine washable and dryable.
Is your mom’s apron getting a little ragged? Buy her a new one that’s both fashionable and supports families around the world.
It’s almost beach season, and this tote is just the thing for your mom to carry everything she needs as she goes out and about this summer. It’s cute, large enough to carry everything from books to snacks, and is lined with waterproof material.
And if you’re looking for a gift, but can’t find that ‘just right’ something, get her a gift card! A gift card for JesusEconomy.org can be used at the fair trade store, or it can be used to make a donation to one of our programs to end poverty in Bihar, India.
Honor the mothers in your life and get them something special. While you’re at it, purchase a handmade Mother’s Day card from Haiti to go with it.
The fair trade bangle from Rwanda represents overcoming extreme suffering. Tragically, each artisan who creates these bangles has suffered the devastating effects of rape. But as part of the healing process, the women of the Abasangiye Cooperative became very creative. Their creativity has led them towards sustainable incomes through the sale of these handmade bangles and other products.
One of the members of the Abasangiye Cooperative says, “partnering with Indego Africa [Jesus' Economy's partner in Rwanda] has allowed me ... to pay for school fees for my children. By taking me from the loneliness in which I was living and allowing me to be in an environment where I can interact with others, I feel happier and more confident and hopeful.” She’s not the only one: There are many other women who feel the same as her—who now have a happier demeanor and more confidence in a better future.
The women who made these bangles are finding hope is their work—through their efforts, they have steady incomes.
Each bangle is woven from palm leaves, and is 2.5 inches in diameter and 1 inch high. You can choose from a pink pattern or a teal and pink chevron pattern. Each bangle also includes a tag singed by the artisan who created it. The bangles are wonderfully handcrafted, colorfully unique, and are a bookmark to a better future for the women who create them.
Here at Jesus’ Economy we make it so that you can help not only when you give, but also when you shop. Continue the empowerment by purchasing a fair trade bangle from Rwanda today.