January 31, 2017

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Our fair trade gifts and ideas selection are among the best for all occasions, or just shopping. All our items are selected by curation, with our returning customers assistance—so we know what is well liked. Ours are the highest quality online collections of handmade, eco friendly fair trade gift or for-me items. Our fair trade jewelry and accessories are of the finest quality in design and crafting. We have products for women, men, family and rooms. And we are very proud to be nonprofit—which is a major difference between us and other stores. This means we give back in more abundance and ways (compared to for-profit stores) to the artisans who work with us. As well, we abundantly support artisans' community projects.

Incredibly appropriate gifts for her or him, or your family. For where you live or your work place. And we have a great, full range of fair trade gift items from Africa and India. 

Of course, we are also eco friendly and green. Our eco friendly gifts are selected by Stacey Horowitz (SFAC founder) following these criteria: aesthetics, originality, fashion sense, and very good longevity. Each item is crafted by artisans (mainly women) who live in developing economy countries. 

And don't forget handmade products, an important distinction. Our items are all hand crafted by our artisans in small cottage industry work places that themselves meet all the highest standards of fair worker pay, conditions and environmentally friendly work spaces. 

We travel with you to 50 artisan groups living in 29 countries spanning 3 continents. With our partnering craft organizations we take part in educating artisans on how to participate in the global marketplace, help preserve cultural traditions, and teach new skills both for business and life. Be sure to like us on Facebook and book mark us to return for future shopping. 

It's Official! Shopping for a Change is a Great Non-Profit

Great NonProfits

In 2016, we were honored as a top-rated nonprofit and earned a GreatNonprofits.org Award!  Accompanying this is the GreatNonprofits Seal – which we are proudly displaying on all of our web pages!!!

This is a huge deal for us.  We earned this Award solely because of online feedback written by volunteers, donors, and consumers, like you.  Based on positive personal experiences with our company, our online ratings are strong enough to warrant this Award. We feel very humbled – and honored. It is an achievement we are proud of – and our customers should be too!

No amount of advertising can compare to the goodwill that is generated from the positive word-of-mouth stories and feedback from you, our customers. You have had good experiences and interactions with us…and you are sharing it. This is a grassroots effort that has started with you and grown. You have faith in our company and the work we are doing. Sharing your experiences is helping our company grow, and in turn helping indigenous artists and other U.S.-based charitable organizations. 

We know just how important it is to have earned your trust and respect, and we are determined to keep it. You have many places you can choose to shop.  Having the GreatNonprofits Seal on our page reminds you every time you see it that your money is going to a place that is helping to make a difference, both at home and around the world.

According to a study by Software Advice,

“The GreatNonprofits Seal is the second most trusted rating seal, after the Better Business Bureau.”

It give you the reassurance that you can trust the product you are getting – and what it’s giving back. You can believe that we are being true to not only our customers, but also to the vendors we support. Your purchase is part of a larger world view.

When visitors see the GreatNonprofits Seal on a website, 72% say that it increases the likelihood they will remain customers of the nonprofit that earned it. We appreciate your loyalty and are proud to carry the symbol that represents that. The surety that the nonprofit has been scrutinized by other customers and like-minded individuals can give you confidence in your purchasing power. You can rest assured that you are making a difference.

You, like us, want to change the world, in any small way you can.  Every choice you make has an impact. We believe the same.  Everything we do is towards the same goal – making our world a better place. The GreatNonprofit Seal means that we are living up to that promise in the eyes of our volunteers, donors, and customers – today and in the future.

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