by eBay by eBay is a wonderful online marketplace for people who want to support fair trade and the environment while purchasing artisan-style products. The best part is that each purchase helps to generate income for struggling families in rural places. I’ll try to edit some of the many great finds, starting with these bags by 108 Mala. 108 Mala’s bags were made following fair trade principals and eco-friendly product development. These pretty sling bags are hand-block printed and made from natural unbleached cotton. They’re perfect for a casual weekend stroll to the flea market.



This earthy, natural, cotton quilted wallet is hand block-printed with vegetable dyes by female artisans, hand-stitched, velcroed, with a zippered coin purse and card slots.


More about the comany: 108 Mala is an eco-lifestyle company committed to fair trade, sustainable, handmade, eco-friendly, and organic products from around the world. Each product is handmade, ethically-sourced, and eco-friendly, utilizing sustainable textiles, organic cotton, recyclable and lead-free materials, vegan fabrics, and natural dyes. 108 Mala works with indigenous artisans and craft communities to support livelihoods and income generation. Their partners focus on training women in marketable skills, supporting ancient and local handcrafted works of art, developing self-sufficiency for artisans, and improving the quality of life of marginalized communities. More Mala products.

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