February Finds

Halo II Ethiopian Necklace by Akola Project

$ 136.00

Brand Akola Project

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Abigail iPad Case by ABAN

$ 18.00

Brand ABAN

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Messenger Bag by Sibimbe

$ 45.00

Brand Sibimbe

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Blessing Bag by ABAN

$ 12.00

Brand ABAN

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Candle by Thistle Farms

$ 18.00

Brand Thistle Farms

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iPad Sleeve by Galeria dos Sonhos

$ 25.00

Brand Galeria dos Sonhos

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Body Balm by Thistle Farms

$ 12.00

Brand Thistle Farms

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Zawadi Clutch Purse by MamAfrica

$ 35.00

Brand MamAfrica

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Crescendo Single-Strand Necklace by Akola Project

$ 42.00

Brand Akola Project

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Handmade Soap by Gifts for the Journey

$ 5.00

Brand Gifts for the Journey

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Make Up Brush Roll by Galeria dos Sonhos

$ 24.00

Brand Galeria dos Sonhos

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Ratsa Clutch Purse by MamAfrica

$ 60.00

Brand MamAfrica

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Welcome to Shared Trade!

We're so glad you're here to join Thistle Farms' global initiative in the movement for women's economic freedom.


Shared Trade: A Fair Share for Women is a global community offering handmade products for home and body that represent healing and empowerment. We are mothers and grandmothers in Mexico, sisters in Ecuador, and friends from India. We are silk weavers from Cambodia, seamstresses from Ghana, and soap makers from Nashville and Milwaukee.

By connecting women from differing places and histories to the broader market, we increase the share of profit margin for women survivors of addiction, trafficking, violence and extreme poverty. Shared Trade social enterprise partners offer women a space to experience economic opportunity and healing community. This circle represents what we can do together, not alone. 

Through Shared Trade, Thistle Farms extends its message of healing for women who have experienced the back-side of anger, the short-side of justice, the underside of bridges, and the inside of prisons. Together, truly, LOVE HEALS all around the world. 

 

Stories

How Do You Share Love?


This Valentine's Day, Shared Trade's global community is taking a moment  to recognize the love surrounding each of us. And we are asking you, How  do you share your love?

Join us by printing out one of our SIGNS, taking pictures with your  answer, and posting #sharelove on social media 

Read about the Moringa Madres, and their answer to the question. 

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Celebrating MLK Day with Jovita

Today, walks, demonstrations and ceremonial speeches celebrate the life, legacy and movement of Martin Luther King, Jr. The great rhetorician and leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, MLK stands as one of the greatest defenders of justice. He stood for economic freedom, and he worked for the establishment of equality.

As our team member Jovita says, "This is a global movement that is changing the lives of women across the world."

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Connecting with Asifiwe

We'd like you to meet Asifiwe, seamstress and artisan from Shared Trade partner MamAfrica.

Living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Asifiwe grew up with a dream to learn to sew like her mother. But due to violence, poverty, and trauma, Asifiwe struggled to care for her own livelihood. Until Asifiwe came to MamAfrica.

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Woven Bowls

Rwandan Woven Bowls by Ikirezi

$ 25.00

Brand Ikirezi

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Rwandan Woven Simple Star Bowls by Ikirezi

$ 25.00

Brand Ikirezi

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Unique Rwandan Woven Bowls by Ikirezi

$ 25.00

Brand Ikirezi

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Apparel

Africa Tee by MamAfrica

$ 34.00

Brand MamAfrica

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Baby Bib by Ikirezi

$ 8.00

Brand Ikirezi

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Ball Cap

$ 20.00

Brand Thistle Farms

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Boy's Bow Ties by Galeria dos Sonhos

$ 15.00

Brand Galeria dos Sonhos

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Kitenge Love Tank by MamAfrica

$ 32.00

Brand MamAfrica

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Love Heals Hoodie by Thistle Farms

$ 35.00

Brand Thistle Farms

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Men's Bow Ties by Galeria dos Sonhos

$ 20.00

Brand Galeria dos Sonhos

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V-Neck Love Heals Tee by Thistle Farms

$ 20.00

Brand Thistle Farms

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