Revel for a Cause 5

Looking to give a gift that gives back? We’ve got you covered.

This holiday season consider purchasing presents that give back. We’ve curated the best presents around town, many of them being fair trade, that go one step further….

Collar for Good

This dog leash is from Found My Animal, a company that promotes rescue dogs instead of purchasing new dogs from breeders. Each leash purchased helps foster the adoption of rescued dogs, and Found My Animal donates part of its profits to various adoption and rescue dog agencies.

Find it at YORE / Longmont / Yore.us

A Better Ball

Reduce your waste impact by using all natural dryer balls instead of dryer sheets. These wool dryer balls are crafted by a Loveland textile maker using fur from Aniroonz Sheep Farm is Wellington, CO. Dryer balls used in place of dryer sheets help speed up dry times, reduce static and soften clothes. Aniroonz believes in happy sheep and ethically raises them while trying to use every part of the sheep in a responsible way.

Find it at YORE / Longmont / Yore.us

Everyday Bag

Need a go-to bag for grocery shopping or cruising the farmers markets? These fair trade bags are created in India, by Stepping Stones—a company whose mission is to help reduce waste and plastics. Bags expand as you fill them up, yet roll up small when not in use.

Find it at YORE / Longmont / Yore.us

Peacefully Adorned

This beautiful white crystal and gold necklace is handmade by the women of the Starfish Project, a fair trade organization that provides life-changing opportunities and vocational training to women who have escaped human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. Health care, shelter, counseling, and child education grants for the women they employ and their families are also provided.

Find it at Momentum / Boulder / FairTradeWinds.net

Added Warmth

These Merino wool leg warmers are handmade by the artisans of the Kumbeshwar Technical School in Nepal, which offers training opportunities to underprivileged youth, women, and people with disabilities who might otherwise be denied work. The KTS affords artisans with a day care, nursery and primary school, a refuge for homeless children, and a vocational training program.

Find it at Momentum / Boulder / FairTradeWinds.net

Alluring Pottery from Afghanistan

Art + Soul partners with artisans around the world to provide traditional handicrafts that represent hope and sustainability. Relationships are based on fair trade principles. A percentage of proceeds from this pottery purchased go to the wholesaler who rebuilds villages in Afghanistan.

Find it at Art + Soul / Boulder / ArtAndSoulBoulder.com