The 2011 Ethical Holiday Shopping Guide is Here

Ethical holiday guide The 2011 Ethical Holiday Shopping Guide is Here

With every dollar you spend, you cast a vote.  During the holidays, we spend more, which means we cast more of our votes.  I want the gifts I give — and my votes — to count toward something bigger than lining the pockets of another fat corporation that doesn’t give a flip about its workers or the environment.

Instead, I choose to cast my vote for…

  • the village woman who weaves baskets and jewelry out of old magazines
  • small businesses that put the 3 P’s of Sustainability (People, Planet, Profit) as priorities
  • a company that pours their profits into freeing children from slavery or the sex trade

Much more than a catalog, the 2011 Ethical Holiday Shopping Guide is a collection of the best fair trade businesses and social enterprises that support survivors of human trafficking. The companies, all committed to providing a living wage for their employees, manufacture everything from home décor to textiles to jewelry to toys and beyond.

New-this-year additions include a detailed list of gift suggestions for everyone from grandma to kids to a favorite teacher.

The Ethical Christmas and Holiday Gift Guide is the brainchild of Shop To Stop Slavery founder Robin Rossmanith. One of her major goals in starting the online directory Shop To Stop Slavery was to help provide quick and easy solutions to those who were interested in making socially conscious shopping choices. Creating a seasonal guide of socially conscious gifts was a natural addition to her company.

In Robin’s words, “Every socially conscious gift that is chosen this holiday season helps those who are at risk for being trafficked. By choosing such goods, you help to decrease the demand for products that are produced unethically and therefore, pressure those business owners to respond with fair practices. Our guide helps you make those choices easily without having to spend time researching the ethical options available to you.”

Take a look at the guide and tell us how you’re inspired to give this holiday!


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  • April @ ecoMomicalMe

    Thank you for sharing! What a great way to give 2 gifts fore the price of 1!!!

  • Anita Fiander

    Thanks you for this valuable resource :)

  • Bill Fleischhauer

    There are well over Six Billion people on Space Ship Earth, hurdling through the universe on One Sphere; our Planet* This planet is composed of many things: water, land, air, plants , animals and People*** and we are All Connected! By sharing information like there is in this splendid article we as a Global People are able to affect each other in a Positive and Loving way to allow other people lives to Flourish*** Thank You** When we Empower each other, We Truly Make A Valuable & Loving Difference in the Lives of Others! Blessings and Much Joy*** to You and your Family. Bill, Engineer-of-Enthusiasm!

  • Kim Garst

    Every dollar does matter because they add up and if you can get a small group of dedicated individuals all all committed to the mission, you can change the world! 

  • Anonymous

    That’s a pretty powerful message. Shop to Stop Slavery.
    It’s unbelievable that we still have slavery nowadays! Aren’t we supposed to be going forwards?
    Thanks for the post :) I will look for the site eventhough I like making gift ~ homemade vanilla extract etc.

  • Debra Eckerling

    Great resource and such important information. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ingrid

    What a great cause! “2011 Ethical Holiday Shopping Guide is a collection of the best fair
    trade businesses and social enterprises that support survivors of human

  • duffy rico

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  • Amity Hook-Sopko

    Bill, you are the best Engineer of Enthusiasm I’ve ever met :)  I still have the Who I Am Makes a Difference ribbon you gave me.  

    You said it so eloquently that we are all connected.  Thanks for commenting :)

  • Tiffany C.

    What a great guide and resource! it’s hard to find anything like this so I am glad  you’ve taken the initiative to spread the word!

  • Drpeggy

    Thanks for sharing this Amity.  I’m definitely going to check it out.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, thanks for sharing this information.  I’m bookmarking!

  • Solvita

    Love it Amity! You are so wonderful sharing this information and building awareness globally! We all should work together with this…”Socially Conscious Gifts” ~ great ideas!!

  • Nancy

    Thanks for sharing Amity!  Great resource!

  • Karla Campos

    This is awesome! This is the way to occupy Wall Street, by making a difference in a positive way. I am happy to share your article with others, keep up the inspiring work : )

  • Norma Doiron

    Love it – great resources!
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  • Jennifer Bennett

    Great eye opening article Amity.  Thanks for sharing! 

  • Kelly Ellzey

    Wow. Is this ever needed! Thanks for sharing such a great resource!

  • Mary Kate

    ‘With every dollar you spend, you cast a vote.’ So true and reminds me to be mindful of where, and for what, I am ‘voting!’ Great article, Amity!

  • Susan Preston

    Thank you, Amity! I love your passion. I will definitely be checking out these resources. I have already started to use some of the wonderful tips that you share on your blog for giving ‘Green’ presents for Christmas!

  • Jennifer

    Thanks so much, this is exactly what I’m looking for!  Every year I try to be more and more “responsible” about where I shop for Christmas.  This year I think I’ll be able to feel good about every choice I make!

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  • Erin N. (Lullaby Organics)

    Wow – what a great guide. I wish I had known about it – I’ll definitely connect with them to be included for next year’s guide. Thanks so much for sharing ans supporting Ethical Gifts! 

  • Karen Karen

    Thanks, for Sharing your good ideas related to Shopping Services, really it is very helpful and I like it.

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