African Market Baskets
Beautiful, hand-woven baskets can be used for home decoration, or they are really handy for a picnic! These baskets are certified fair trade, and your purchase will help improve communities and fund education in Africa.Buy Baskets
Fair Trade Jewelry
Beautiful hand-made bracelets, necklaces, and earrings
always fair, and always for a good cause.
Make a Difference
Your purchase today supports talented artisans and
strengthens communities around the world.
Welcome to One Just Earth
Sometimes packing your belongings in a colorful, unique bag can make you smile. Adorning your body with a new piece of jewelry can boost your spirit. Adding a basket or a new pillow to a room in your home can help lift your mood and melt away the stress of a long day. At One Just Earth, we believe in the importance of all these things, but more importantly we believe in helping a global cause by providing these types of products through Fair Trade. All of the items that we carry are Fair Trade certified, meaning each product comes from organizations that uphold to fair trade, social and environmental standards in their operations.
When I think of what Fair Trade really means, I come up with the following:
Dignity and Respect:
This is truly what Fair Trade is about and what One Just Earth hopes to promote. Fair Trade is a way of selling products that ensures all of the people that are part of the supply chain are treated with dignity and respect. It creates jobs for those with physical and mental disabilities, the uneducated and women - hiring those who typically have a difficult time getting jobs. Fair Trade also ensures that work environments are safe and clean, no children are exploited and no slaves are used. Women are given the same opportunities as men, in fact most of the items you find on One Just Earth's website are made by women.
Recycling and Earth Friendly:
One Just Earth spends a lot of time making sure that the products we offer are from recycled sources and are earth conscious, not only are they beautiful and unique, they also represent a very important cause, to help save our environment. Check out our recycled rice and feed bags from StopStart, an organization from Cambodia that employs women who have been rescued from extreme abuse and from human trafficking. Also, our Conserve bags and wallets are handmade recycled plastic from Delhi, India helping to clean up the urban surroundings in that area. Fair Trade items are also shipped in ways that do not hurt the environment; trees used in the wood items are replaced and packaging is often organically grown and biodegradable, our Trunk Scrub Shea Soap is a great example of this. See our product catalog descriptions to learn more.
Fair Price and Sustainability:
Fair Trade gives artisans control of their own future. They can build their own businesses while the profits they earn stay in their communities and go back into their businesses. At One Just Earth, we found it interesting, not to mention astounding, that the average non-fair trade supply chain has 18 links. Fair Trade cuts out up to 10 of those middlemen who raise the price of items along the way in conventional trading. In addition, many fair traders pay for their order upfront. They work with the producers to determine a fair price that values their work and helps them live a decent life.
One Just Earth, Fair Trade Catalog, feels that everyone has their own story and journey. We intend to explore not only the stories of our artisans but also of what we all go through in our day to day lives right here in our own neighborhoods. Be sure to stop by our One Just Earth blog which promises to be informative and inspirational. We hope you find our gifts as beautiful and unique as we do. By purchasing One Just Earth products, you are enriching the lives of women, children and men who are fighting their way out of a life of injustice! Start today to make a difference, do what makes you feel good, what lifts your life and that of another across the globe!!
One Just Earth... good for the soul while supporting a global cause!