Labor Day celebrates the creation of labor in our country and the economic achievements of American workers. It’s also the second biggest shopping event of the year (second of course, to Black Friday). This Labor Day weekend I decided to celebrate FAIR labor by only shopping locally and/or ethically, and only companies that pay their employees fair wages. I challenge you to do the same! I’ve compiled a short list of some of the best ethical Labor Day deals you can find this weekend. Enjoy!
Tribe Alive partners with artisans in Guatemala, Haiti, India, Honduras, and Fort Worth, Texas to employ marginalized women with living wages.
Soko makes contemporary, ethical jewelry and accessories made from sustainable materials in Nairobi and Kenya.
ABLE works with marginalized women in Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, and Nashville, TN, to create beautiful bags, shoes, jewelry, and apparel.
Mikarose makes incredibly soft, comfortable, and modest dresses, tops, and skirts. All items are made in USA. www.mikarose.com
Fair Anita sells fair trade products made by over 8,000 marginalized women in 16 countries.
Holisitic Habitat sells fair trade and artisan made home decor with a modern bohemian feel.
Elegantees has comortable tees, dresses, and skirts that are ethically made and they employ women who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
Raven + Lily is a lifestyle brand that employs over 1,500 women artisans around the world, providing them with safe working conditions and fair wages.