Make a difference in two lives this Mother's Day with gifts that give back! We've picked out some of our favorite new spring pieces that are perfect for all kinds of moms. Take a look below at some fair trade, artisan made gifts that your mom will love!
1. Smoky Glass Teardrop Earrings from Kenya
Each pair of these gorgeously crafted earrings is handmade by deaf women artisans in Kenya. The deaf unemployment rate in Kenya runs as high as 85%, and is especially high for women. Every purchase from Sasa Designs, a group that includes a large number of single mothers, helps created a sustainable living wage in an impoverished community.
2. Embroidered Cotton Pillow from Peru
Does Mom love fancy patterns and bright colors? These pillows are hand-embroidered using traditional indigenous Peruvian techniquea, and bring economic empowerment to displaced women in Peru. Take a look at these fun and comfy accessories in Coral, Blue, and Grey!
3. Chevron Dyed Silk Scarf from Cambodia
Treat your mama to this luxurious silk scarf, handmade by women in Cambodia! Artisans Association of Cambodia (AAC) works with 32 member organizations to aid disadvantaged populations, including formerly trafficked women and landmine survivors.
4. Beaded Tassel Necklace from Guatemala
Is your mom trendy? This Beaded Tassel Necklace is exactly what she needs to rock the spring tassel jewelry trend. Each one is strung with a beautiful mix of metal bicone, bone, and faceted glass beads by women fighting poverty in Guatemala.
5. Hammered Copper Candle from India
Send Mom a gift that shines as bright as she does with this Handmade Copper Candle! Each vessel is handmade in India, and is reusable once it burns out. Available in large or small, this candle will be a unique accent piece in any home!
6. Bolga Basket Tote from Ghana
Treat your mom to a picnic or a day at the beach using this stylish and sustainable accessory! This Bolga Basket Tote perfectly combines modern African design with functionality, and provides support to women entrepreneurs.
7. Lapis Lazuli Jewelry from Afghanistan
Does your mom have a simple, elegant style? These delicate and unique pieces are handmade by women breaking ground in Afghanistan by learning the traditionally male art of metalsmithing. The Afghan Gold Star Lapis Necklace is available here, and the Oval Afghan Lapis Ring can be found here!
8. Handmade Wax Luminary from Swaziland
Does your mom love unique home decor? These Wax Luminaries are crafted using the age-old technique of “millfiore” or "thousand flowers". This technique first surfaced in the great glassmaking cities of Murano and Venice, but soon made its way to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Instead of glass, Swazi artisans employ the same technique with wax to skillfully craft these creative pieces!
9. Textile Pouch from Peru
If your mom loves to travel this Textile Pouch would make the perfect gift! Big enough to fit her iPad or everything she needs for her beauty regimen, this gorgeous gift will make sure Mom thinks of you wherever she goes!
10. Handwoven Baskets from Rwanda
If your mom loves color these Handwoven Baskets would make a great addition to your home! Each one is handmade by women artisans in Rwanda. Mom can use them to hold her keys and change, or get creative and hang them on the wall!
Are you giving #giftsthatgiveback this Mother's Day? Tag or tweet us at @GlobalGoods and let us know!