Last minute shopping can be difficult to get done affordably, ethically, and sustainably. Luckily,  there is a one-stop shop online called TO THE MARKET,  which ticks all the moral boxes above and gets you all your bits in time for the holidays.

TO THE MARKET showcases handmade goods made exclusively by artisans who are empowered through the products they create. It also aims to raise awareness about the plights many artisans face by sharing their stories with you, giving you and those you gift a new appreciation for the efforts which go into creating each product as well as the hands who bring them to be.

I’ve selected a few items for ladies, gents, kids and the home, bound to cover anyone you still have to buy for. If you download the DONE GOOD into your browser (you can read my full post on them HERE), you'll find that when you land on the tothemarket.com website, a 20% off coupon will pop up for you to use.

⟠ FOR HER 
LOVE BEAD CLUTCH | $37.00
Created by fair trade organization Pushpanjali based in Agra, India, this beautiful clutch provides marketing and financial support to small and marginalized producers to improve their living and working conditions. The organization also supports educational and medical programs in rural villages offering schooling to girls who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend class. This clutch is made out of cotton canvas and adorned colourfully with seed beads.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/tribal-beaded-clutch.html

MARGARET NECKLACE | $85.00
With each necklace handcrafted by 1 of 500 Akola women in Uganda and in Dallas, 100% of the revenues from each product are reinvested into social missions that empower each woman, transforming their families and communities.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/margaret-necklace.html

TRIBAL PRINTED SCARF | $37.00
Created by fair trade organization Pushpanjali based in Agra, India, this beautiful clutch provides marketing and financial support to small and marginalized producers to improve their living and working conditions. This scarf is handmade using cotton.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/tribal-printed-scarf-pink-mix.html

HEART PIN | $12.00
This sweet hand-beaded crescent moon pin made by artisans in Haiti by Atelier Calla which employs Haitian artisans to craft one-of-a-kind pieces into jewellery and home goods.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/handbeaded-heart-pin-black-4843.html

ANNA BRACELET | $40.00
Handcrafted by 1 of 500 Akola women in Uganda and in Dallas, 100% of the revenues from each product are reinvested into social missions that empower each woman, transforming their families and communities.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/anna-bracelet.html

XO STUD EARRINGS | $28.00
These earrings were created by a team of artisans at Craft Yala, made up of young Nepalese men who have chosen to stay in the country instead of going overseas to work. Over 3 million young men have left Nepal to build skyscrapers in the Middle East simply because there are very few employment opportunities for them at home. As a result, families are apart for months, sometimes years. Many men never return home because they cannot afford to or even worse, they die due to unsafe work conditions or starvation. This is a form of human trafficking that is rarely talked about and is a massive problem in the developing world.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/jewelry/xo-stud-earrings-silver-3192.html



⟠ FOR HIM 

ABAYOMI NECKLACE WITH AGADZ CROSS | $28.00
Created by talented Acholi women, survivors of the war in Northern Uganda. Each piece is thoughtfully handcrafted from 100% recycled paper and varnished with natural products making each piece unique, lightweight, and waterproof.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/mens/abayomi-necklace-with-agadez-cross.html

SKINNY TIE | $17.50
The artisan group Lion's Thread from Iganga, Uganda handcrafts these ties out of African textiles. On top of fair wages for their work, proceeds generated go to support programs for the 7 women on the team, pooling profits into a community endowment, which is used for school fees and emergency medical expenses.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/coral-skinny-tie.html

OLIVE OIL SOAP BARS | $8.00
This 100% vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable, soaps free of parabens, phthalates, dyes and alcohols. are created by a social enterprise called Sitti which provides fair-wage employment opportunities to women refugees in the Middle East. They aim to empower and restore hope to refugee communities through the making of olive oil soap and other timeless products.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/sitti-olive-oil-soap-bars-4699.html

YETI ORNAMENT | $13.95
This sweet little ornament was handmade with love by the women of the Women's Skill Development Organization that has existed since 1975 in Nepal which helps women who have been estranged from their families or been abused to find meaningful work.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/nepalese-yeti-ornament.html

MEN'S APRON | $30.00
This apron was created by a non-profit civil partnership in Athens, Greece called Threads of Hope Hellas, which works to build pathways out of sexual slavery through mentorship and training.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/home-goods/apron-wide-grey-stripes.html

CHORD WRAP | $5.00
This super practical and lovingly made gift was created by an artisan group called Elevate which provides opportunities to holistically empower artisans through handcrafted leather goods.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/cord-wrap-eco-black.html


⟠ FOR THE HOME 

BATIK SERVING SET | $39.99
Beautifully handcrafted serving set that supports Kenyan artisans.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/home-goods

SOY CANDLE | $26.99
Each candle created by a group in Chicago, Illinois called Bright Endeavors, which provides opportunities to young mums. The candles are made of soy wax making them environmentally friendly as well.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/home-goods/lime-lemongrass-11-oz-signature-soy-candle-5119.html

UPCYCLED SPICE SPOON | $7.00
Beautifully handmade spoon created with upcycled metals by a fair trade artisan group.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/sale

EURO SHAM | $82.00
Hand-stitched from two layers of 100% certified organic cotton canvas, from an artisan group called Anchal, which provides full-time jobs, health care benefits, design training, and educational workshops to their workers.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/home-goods/cross-stitch-euro-sham.html

BLANKET | $175.00
Handwoven by artisans using ancient traditional techniques, this blanket is a diverse piece for the home. It was created by a cooperative called All Living Threads Co. which supports women, men and their families, enabling them to continue their art and tradition while providing important income for the care.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/home-goods/amy-blanket-4573.html

WOVEN TRAY | $45.00
Intricately woven by craftswomen in Rwanda, this tray has been created using timeless traditions. It is woven with organically dyed sisal fibers and sweet grass to make stunning one of a kind pieces rich in cultural meaning and purpose.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/woven-tray-in-black-and-white.html

⟠ FOR THE KIDS 
FELT ORNAMENT SET | $25.00
These sweet ornaments were created by an artisan group called Vi Bella which offers life-changing employment to workers, their children and their communities.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/felt-ornament-set.html

CHILDREN'S BRACELETS | $8.00
Created by talented Acholi women, survivors of the war in Northern Uganda. Each piece is thoughtfully handcrafted from 100% recycled paper and varnished with natural products making each piece unique, lightweight, and waterproof.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/kids/2-mukondi-s-pink-purple-orange-or-turquoise.html

FELTED SHEEP | $20.00
Felt is the oldest known textile in the world. Extremely durable and water-resistant, it was once used for clothing and shelter. The artisan group who creates these cute felted animals MULXIPLY partners with fair trade artisan groups throughout the Kathmandu valley in Nepal to create job opportunities to urban and rural women seeking to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/kids/handfelted-small-sheep-white.html

RECYCLED LUNCH BAG | $10.00

Lunchbag made out of recycled materials by a fair trade artisan group.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/kids

WOODEN BLOCK SET | $30.00
The creator of these wooden blocks, Bubu & Lulu Toys, is a social enterprise that works closely with the UNRWA Rehabilitation Center in the Jerash (GAZA) Camp in Jordan to assist disabled refugees residing in the camp in generating a fair income through their crafts.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/kids/bubu-lulu-mix-and-match-wooden-block-set.html

QUIET ACTIVITY BOOK | $45.00
Created by Child's Cup Full, a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to create lasting economic opportunities for refugee and low-income communities in the West Bank, this quiet activity book is a beautifully handcrafted educational children's toy, perfect for your little loved one.
WHERE TO BUY? https://www.tothemarket.com/kids/quiet-activity-book.html

** This post was SPONSORED by TO THE MARKET, I selected each product myself. As always, all content and opinions are my own.
** Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash