In honor of Fair Trade Day on May 8 and Mother's Day on May 9, Fair Trade Federation and I have teamed up to bring Hawaii's families ethically produced, sustainable, and fun gift ideas for Mom. Every day we'll feature awesome gifts that give back to other mothers and families worldwide. Learn more about fair trade by visiting Fair Trade Federation's website!
It would be great to take Mom out to one of Honolulu's great restaurants for Mother's Day, but wouldn't it be even better if she had something pretty to take out on the town? These fun clothes and accessories are just the thing to make Mama feel pretty.
Janey 100% Cotton Fair Trade Dress from Greenola, $28. A classic style with a fresh, fair trade twist is the perfect base for those handmade craft necklaces that the kids will bring home from the sitter while supporting Third World craftspeople.
Single Heart Necklace by The Amias Project, $65-$75. Each hand-crafted and painted piece is unique, created by Kenyan women who receive a fair wage and medical care in exchange for their work. A beautiful way to show your love for moms all over the world.
Handmade Beaded Flowers Evening Bag by Ten Thousand Villages, $27. Leave the diaper bag at home and take the necessities in this purse made in India. This beaded purse offers glamor with enough room to hold the babysitter's evening fee.
*No compensation was received from the manufacturers or FTF in exchange for this article, nor was this article written with the intention of receiving free goods or services. Questions? Email me at deannaniles [at] gmail [dot] com.*