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New community members for May 2022

Welcome to the 45 social enterprises, cooperatives, responsible businesses, civic organizations, and networks that became Good Market approved in May 2022! This month’s roundup includes new community members from Ecuador, the United States, Senegal, Kenya, England, Scotland, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. More than 2,234 enterprises across 79 countries are now part of the Good Market commons. ❤️

Digital Lions

Lodwar, Kenya

Digital Lions is a fair trade digital agency that offers high quality creative services at great rates while creating income opportunities for young professionals in underserved, marginalized communities. The agency operates from a solar-powered, passively cooled IT campus on the shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya and is supported by volunteer professionals from around the world. Services include web development, logos, graphic design, image editing, videos, animation, 3D modeling, social media content, and more. They offer climate positive web hosting with server-related emissions offset by 300 percent. Digital Lions keeps overheads low and pays fair trade wages that are well above local living wages. Profits are reinvested into the education of additional digital creatives through their non-profit sister organization, Learning Lions. When Digital Lions team members feel confident coordinating directly with clients, an incubator called Startup Lions provides them with the necessary funds and tools to launch their own initiative and become economically independent. Digital Lions is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), a member of Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland (SEND), and a supplier of Weltladen Dachverband.


Liberation Foods

London, England, United Kingdom

Liberation Foods is a farmer-owned Fairtrade nut company that is “good from the ground up.” Their peanut butter and plant-based snack mixes are available online and through a network of retail partners. They also supply peanuts, cashews, and brazil nuts in bulk as raw ingredients or in private label packaging. Liberation is majority owned by the smallholder farmers that plant, nurture, and pick the nuts and other crops that make their products. They reinvest profits and Fairtrade premiums in local community initiatives including renewable energy projects, support for women-owned enterprises, and organic input production. Liberation is registered as a community interest company and certified by Fairtrade International and Soil Association Organic. They are a member of Social Enterprise UK.


EZA Fairer Handel

Köstendorf, Austria

EZA Fairer Handel is a pioneer in the global fair trade movement and has been bringing fair trade products to Austria since 1975. They work with more than 140 small-scale farmer organizations, artisan associations, and other trading partners to supply food, cosmetics, clothing, accessories, housewares, toys, musical intruments, and more from 47 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Anukoo is their fair trade fashion brand, and BIOSFAIR is their organic cosmetics brand. Products are available online, through a network of world shops across Austria, and through more than 700 natural food shops and other resellers. EZA is committed to fair payment, safe working conditions, environmental responsibility, and transparent production and trading practices. They organize campaigns and events to raise awareness about global economic relationships, unjust trade structures, and opportunities for action. EZA Fairer Handel is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and a Klimabündnis Betrieb. Their coffees, chocolates, teas, cocoa, sugar, nuts, honey, footballs, and organic clothing have Fairtrade International certification, and 90 percent of their food products have EU Organic certification.



Dhaka, Bangladesh

Aarong was established in 1978 by BRAC, the world’s largest development organization, to empower rural craftspeople and enable them to realize their potential. They now support more than 65,000 artisans in craft clusters across Bangladesh through 25 retail stores, an online shop, and international networks of fair trade partners. BRAC-Aarong is committed to paying artisans on time at fair trade rates and provides capacity building programs, child care, access to microcredit and savings instruments, financial subsidies for health and education, legal aid, and retirement gratuity through the Ayesha Abed Foundation (AAF). About half of the artisans work through AAF production centers and the remainder work in independent workshops and traditional family-based artisan groups that maintain good working conditions, fair employment standards, and environmentally responsible practices. Priority is given to traditional materials like bamboo, cane, wood, clay, hand woven silk and cotton, handmade paper, and more. BRAC-Aarong is a member of Ecota Fair Trade Forum and a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Lambs Farm

Libertyville, Illinois, United States

Lambs Farm has been helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives since 1961. Their residential services include campus group homes, apartments, and community residences that provide a nurturing environment while supporting self-reliance. Their vocational services include job training, placements, and support for meaningful work experiences on the 72-acre campus and in the community. Lambs Farm businesses include the Farmyard, Dogwood Garden and Pet Center, Cedar Chest Thrift Shop, Sugar Maple Country Store, Magnolia Cafe and Bakery, and Lambs Industries. The Farmyard includes more than 300 animals, a petting zoo, discovery center, miniature golf, and other attractions. Lambs Industries provides assembly, packaging, mailing, and laundry services to regional businesses. Lambs Farm also offers home-based support services and a wide range of social and recreational activities for participants in their residential and vocational programs. They host frequent events and volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Lambs Farm is registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and reinvests all profits towards their mission of improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities.


Yunus Social Business

Berlin, Germany

Yunus Social Business is harnessing the power of business to end poverty and the climate crisis. In 1983, Muhummad Yunus established Grameen, which grew from a microcredit bank into a group of social businesses created with the specific intention of solving human problems. In 2011, Yunus Social Business was founded in Germany to expand on the success of the social business model in Bangladesh and spread it around the world. They approach the challenge from two angles. Yunus Funds works from the bottom up to grow local social businesses that provide employment, education, healthcare, clean water, and clean energy to over 13 million people in East Africa, Latin America, and India. They turn donations into long-term patient loans, which they reinvest over and over again, multiplying the impact each time. Yunus Corporate Innovation works from the top down to guide multinationals, help them transform their purpose, and apply their core competencies to the world’s most pressing problems. They assist with social intrapreneurship, social procurement, and the development of corporate social businesses. Yunus Social Business reinvests 100 percent of their profits to scale their social impact.



Gateshead, England, United Kingdom

Traidcraft is a pioneer of the global fair trade movement and has been buying and selling fair trade in the United Kingdom since 1979. They were the first to bring many fair trade products to market from chocolate, coffee, and tea to rice, rubber, and palm oil. Traidcraft now offers a wide range of organic, vegan, and fair trade foods, beverages, cleaning supplies, housewares, clothing, accessories, and more. Products are available online and sold wholesale through a network of shops, places of worship, schools, sports clubs, and community groups. They ship through DPD, an environmentally responsible courier, using paper tape, paper void fill, and compostable packaging. At checkout, customers have the option of supporting their partner charity, Traidcraft Exchange. Traidcraft is a founding member of the European Fair Trade Association, the Fairtrade Foundation, and the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), a member of BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK, and an accredited Living Wage Employer. A foundation of trustees ensures that Traidcraft abides by the fair trade principles in their constitution and has the power to veto any action of the company by exercising its guardian share.


Palingen Social Regeneration

Napoli, Italy

Palingen is an ethical and sustainable fashion laboratory that provides second chances and new beginnings for vulnerable women and textile waste. Their mission is to empower female inmates through work. They recover clothing and fabrics destined for disposal and employ inmates from Pozzuoli, one of the largest women’s prisons in Italy, to transform them into new clothing collections and accessories. The women gain marketable skills in the art of Italian tailoring through a learning-by-doing process and earn income to help facilitate social inclusion and reduce recidivism after their detention. At the same time, Palingen reduces textile waste and raises awareness about the environmental impacts of fast fashion. Palingen is a provisional member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Ferme Hallier

Dakar, Senegal

Ferme Hallier produces fair trade, organic food on their 33-hectare farm in Senegal and contributes to the development of the village of Sipane and the Serer people in the Diobass valley. They cultivate organic fruits and vegetables using animal traction and agroecology and agroforestry practices. Since 2014, they have developed an on-farm laboratory and manufacturing facility that enables them to produce value-added food to European standards. Products include chili powder and purees, fruit preserves, chili oil, neem oil, moringa oil, and dried moringa leaves, powder, and seeds. Ferme Hallier provides fair trade wages, good working conditions, and equal pay for equal work and contributes a portion of profits to the Sipane village management committee to support local education and health initiatives. They encourage local farmers to transition to organic practices and are helping develop a West Africa participatory guarantee system. Ferme Hallier has EU Organic certification and is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Here We Flo

London, England, United Kingdom

Here We Flo offers natural period care, bladder care, and sexual wellness products for life’s messiest moments. Their FLO line of tampons, pads, liners, and period pants and their glo line of bladder pads and liners are made from sustainably sourced materials including Oeko-Tex certified, edge-grown bamboo, GOTS certified organic cotton, and sustainably sourced BCI cotton. They use compostable plant cellulose for their wrappers, sugarcane biopolymer for their applicators, and FSC certified cardboard for their outer packaging. All products are free from synthetic fibers, pesticide residues, bleach, dyes, fragrances, and other unnecessary additives. Their XO! line of condoms is made from natural latex rubber that is sourced through the Regenerative Rubber Initiative, processed in a solar-powered factory, and certified Climate Neutral through ClimatePartner. Here We Flo has a climate positive work force through Ecologi and donates five percent of profits to charities fighting period poverty and female genital mutilation including Bloody Good Period, AKT, and The Orchid Project. They are an accredited Living Wage Employer and certified PETA Cruelty Free.


Social Enterprise NL

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Social Enterprise NL is a national membership body that represents, connects, and supports the growing community of social enterprises in the Netherlands. They increase the visibility of members, offer online manuals, tools, and master classes, and coordinate workshops, peer-to-peer meetings, coaching, accelerators, and events. Buy Social, their social procurement program, helps companies and government agencies achieve social and environmental goals by purchasing from social enterprises. Members are able to participate in Buy Social events with potential buyers and add their products and services to the online Social Impact Market. Social Enterprise NL works with educators, researchers, municipalities, policy makers, impact investors, and others to raise awareness about social enterprise and help create a more favorable ecosystem. They are a member of Euclid Network.


Island Bakery

Tobermory, Scotland, United Kingdom

Island Bakery uses renewable energy to produce organic sweet biscuits and savory oatcakes and cheese biscuits on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. All of their ingredients are fully traceable back to the producer and meet the highest standards of animal welfare and organic practices. Their factory building is powered with local sources of renewable energy. Electricity comes a hydroelectric turbine on the neighbouring Tobermory river and a wind turbine on a hill above the bakery. Their ovens are heated using waste materials from Mull’s sustainably managed timber plantations. Island Bakery recruits locally, offers profit-sharing bonuses, provides year-round employment in an area known for seasonal tourism, and donates to local causes. They are certified organic by Soil Association.


Trade Aid

Christchurch, New Zealand

Trade Aid was founded in New Zealand in 1973 to improve producers’ lives through trading relationships, support and educate consumers, and create a world where trade is fair for all. They source fair trade organic food, handmade housewares, accessories, toys, and more from trading partners across Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific and sell online, through community shops, and wholesale to nearly 1,200 kiwi businesses. They also source premium ingredients from small-scale cacao and sugar farmers and manufacture fair trade, organic chocolate at their Sweet Justice Chocolate Factory in Christchurch. Trade Aid has developed a scoring system for food packaging and a plan to transition to more sustainable packaging options. They are also committed to engaging with local Māori communities and incorporating te reo Māori and tikanga Māori into their activities. Trade Aid operates according to a cooperative model and is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Terroirs du Liban

Hazmiyeh, Lebanon

Terroirs du Liban is a gourmet food brand developed by Fair Trade Lebanon to support rural communities and promote exceptional Lebanese products. They partner with women’s cooperatives and small-scale rural enterprises to produce olive oil, vinegar, traditional grains, pulses, condiments, seasonings, pickles, jams, spreads, syrups, wines, arak, and olive oil soaps. Products are available online, through their shop in Hazmieh, and through fair trade partners around the world. Fair Trade Lebanon provides training, equipment, and support for agricultural development, supply chain improvements, and certifications. They raise awareness about fair trade through public talks and events and programs for schools, universities, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses. Terroirs du Liban is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Wichy Organic

Homagama, Sri Lanka

Wichy Organic has been working with farmers in Sri Lanka’s coconut triangle since 1984 and is a leading manufacturer and exporter of organic coconut. They offer traditional products like organic virgin coconut oil, coconut vinegar, coconut butter, coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut chips, desiccated coconut, coconut syrup, and coconut water as well as specialty products like red, yellow, and green curry sauces, spicy coconut aminos, and organic tropical beverages. They also produce a range of jackfruit products. Wichy Organic provides fair trade prices for farmers and fair wages, safe conditions, health care, and career development programs for workers with special facilities for people with disabilities. They established the Sisu Senehasa Foundation to provide scholarships from the sixth grade through university for children in need. Wichy Organic is a member of SEDEX and has FairTSA, EU Organic, USDA Organic, and JAS Organic certifications.


Step and Stone

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Step and Stone is a Bristol-based bakery that makes handmade lavosh flatbreads and provides employment skills training for young people with learning disabilities. They work with trainees to develop confidence and social connectivity, and if they would like to move into paid employment, they help them build CVs, practice interview skills, and find suitable work experience and job opportunities. Throughout this process, they collaborate with employers to support a smooth transition. This includes a personalized job match for each vacancy, free disability awareness training for staff, free ongoing job coach support, and free publicity of their contribution to a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Step and Stone bakery prioritizes organic and locally sourced ingredients. They use organic Shipton Mill flour from Gloucestershire, cold-pressed rapeseed oil from Somerset, and savory English sea salt flakes. Step and Stone is registered as a community interest company and reinvests all profits towards their social mission.


Maki Fair Trade

Cuenca, Ecuador

Maki Fair Trade was started by Pakariñan, a federation of community-based tourism organizations in Ecuador, to create economic opportunities for rural and indigenous women and preserve their artisanal knowledge. They connect traditional craftmanship with new trends in conscious and responsible consumption, sustainable fashion and fair trade. Maki Fair Trade specializes in handwoven toquilla straw hats and basketry, ikat macana shawls and scarves, wool ponchos, beaded jewelry, and other accessories and housewares. Products are sold online and through their showroom in Cuenca. They provide workshops and training programs for artisans, fair trade prices, and market opportunities. Maki Fair Trade is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


The Impactful

Dallas, Texas, United States

The Impactful helps social impact changemakers and solopreneurs build both income and impact. They connect global changemakers and provide them with the tools and support they need to grow their businesses, bring in revenue, and align work with purpose. The Impactful Community has access to private chat groups, resource boards, live discussions, member newsletters, discounts, and office hours. The Impactful Collective is a vetted network of designers, marketers, subject matter specialists, and other freelancers that team up on client projects, receive referral commissions, and share the latest business development insights and tools. Services include design, branding, strategy, organizational development, marketing, and public relations. The Impactful supports local community initiatives and offsets carbon through Climeworks carbon removal and sequestration. They are a member of 1% for the Planet.



İstanbul, Turkey

Bebemoss creates handcrafted stuffed animal toys and provides underprivileged mothers in Turkey with dignified work that enables them to lift their families out of poverty and keep their children in school. The toys are hand crocheted from local, organic certified cotton yarn, stuffed with hypoallergenic polyfill made from recycled bottles, and tested to meet international quality and safety standards. Bebemoss employs over 120 women in need in the Istanbul metro area including refugees from Syria and Afghanistan. They offer fair trade wages, job training, flexible work schedules, a studio with a play area for children, a supportive community, and opportunities for professional development. The women are able to work at their own pace and balance other responsibilities. Bebemoss is part of Sector7, a social enterprise that also offers product development and manufacturing services to other brands. They reinvest 60 percent of profits to grow the business and employ more mothers in need and distribute the remaining 40 percent equally between all women that are part of the initiative. Bebemoss partners with UNHCR’s MADE51 and is a member of Social Enterprise Community of Practice, Meaningful Business Community, Common Objective, and Nest Artisan Guild. They are a provisional member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Schoolyard Chillies

Kirkintilloch, Scotland, United Kingdom

Schoolyard Chillies makes chili jams, sauces, spreads, oils, condiments, and snacks from ethically sourced Ghanaian chilies. When farmers in Ghana struggle to make ends meet, their children are often forced to leave school to work and support their families. Schoolyard Chillies set up the Ghanaian Chamber of Farmers to provides small farmers with affordable seeds, access to agricultural training, guaranteed market access, and fair trade prices for their chilies on the condition that children are not removed from school and no child labor is used on their farms. The chillies are grown, harvested, and sun dried in Ghana and then shipped to Scotland to be made into artisanal food products. All profits from product sales go back to the farmers for support, training, climate adaptation, and education expenses. Schoolyard Chillies is registered as a Community Interest Company and is a member of Fair Trade Scotland.


Fair Circle

Shatin, Hong Kong

Fair Circle is the retail brand of Hong Kong Fair Trade Power, which was established in 2005 to mobilize the fair trade movement in Hong Kong and Greater China. They source food, personal care, housewares, and accessories from fair trade partners around the world and sell these products through an online store, wholesale channels, and multiple retail outlets in Hong Kong. Fair Circle is committed to stable and sustainable trading partnerships, fair returns for workers and farmers, and advocacy and education for local consumers. They raise public awareness about ethical consumption and fair trade through exhibitions, through events at schools, universities, churches, and other organizations, and through the media. Hong Kong Fair Trade Power and the Fair Circle brand are owned by Fair Trade Power, a registered not-for-profit organization. They are a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Nourish - Grow, Cook, Enjoy

Reigate, England, United Kingdom

Nourish produces organic coconut bites, bars, macaroons, and other healthy, whole food snacks in the Surrey Hills. Products are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free and are suitable for vegan and keto diets. Nourish sources ingredients through UK cooperatives and is committed to minimizing waste. They have transitioned to home compostable packaging, run a food waste free kitchen, and actively reduce and recycle all other production and office waste. Nourish is certified organic by The Organic Federation and donates 10 percent of net profits to Water for Good.



New Delhi, India

Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped (MESH) provides design, capacity building, and fair trade marketing support for artisans with disabilities or affected by leprosy. They work with producer groups and disabled people’s organizations across India and sell their handmade housewares and accessories online, in the MESH Fair Trade India shop in Delhi, and through international partners in Europe, North America, and Australia. MESH is known for their handwoven scarves and sarees, zero waste bags, cotton toys, and eco stationery. They are a member of Fair Trade Forum India and a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).



Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Stand4 Socks operates under a buy-one-give-one model. For every pair of socks they sell, they donate a new pair to someone experiencing homelessness in the United Kingdom. All of their socks are designed for comfort and durability, made from Oeko-Tex certified yarns, and manufactured in Turkish factories that are Sedex audited for their health, safety, labor, environmental, and ethical standards. Their donation socks were developed in consultation with partner shelters and charities to meet the specific needs of people experiencing homelessness. They are thick, naturally antibacterial, and made with reinforced seams and darker colors for a longer lifespan and less visible wear. Stand4 Socks uses their platform to raise public awareness regarding homelessness.


Kaadu Organics

Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India

Kaadu Organics is committed to protecting the natural environment, improving farmers’ livelihoods, and providing a reliable, traceable source of affordable natural foods. They started with their own organic certified farm in Tamil Nadu, and when local shops and customers began requesting continuous supply, they developed a trusted network of farmers in the region. For farmers, Kaadu Organics helps with crop selection, seed sourcing, government organic subsidies, organic technical support, and year-round market access. For retailers, Kaadu Organics offers verification, sample testing, quality control, and delivery of a broad selection of heirloom rices, millets, legumes, cold-pressed oils, spices, coffee, fruits, jaggery, honey, and value-added products. Farmers set prices in advance and are paid within five days. Kaadu Organics demonstrates and promotes the use of solar pumps, solar dryers, and renewable energy.


Raw Halo

Raw Halo makes organic, vegan chocolate bars from ethically sourced raw cacao and coconut sugar with creamed coconut and lucuma powder added for their mylk chocolate range. Ingredients are sourced from small-scale organic farms that pay fair wages and treat their communities well. The bars are produced in partnership with a social enterprise chocolate factory and wrapped in plastic-free responsible packaging. Raw Halo donates to local food banks and partners with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every 50 bars sold. They are certified vegan by The Vegan Society and certified organic by OF&G Organic.


One Gin

Richmond, England, United Kingdom

One Gin creates premium craft spirits and donates at least 10 percent of their profits to The One Foundation to fund sustainable clean water programs in the world’s poorest communities. They offer a classic gin made with fresh English sage, a russet apple gin, a port barrel ruby gin, and natural, low-sugar gin and tonics made with sage, orange zest, and apple. One Gin selects suppliers and production partners based on their commitment to water and energy efficiency and is in the process of accrediting their supply chain with ClimatePartner. Their glass bottles were designed for sustainability and can either be refilled or used as water carafes. The glass comes from Stoelzle in Lancashire, the labels are made from recycled apple pulp, and the closure is wood topped natural cork. In addition to supporting clean water through The One Foundation, One Gin contributes to local schools and charities.


Moi Namaste

Helsinki, Finland

Moi Namaste provides fair and dignified livelihood opportunities for artisans in India and creates “people and planet positive” clothing, accessories, and housewares. They partner with independent female artisans, self-help groups that benefit women, and women-led enterprises that are committed to ethical production and sustainability. Their upcycled collections are made from vintage sarees and quilts. They also use GOTS certified organic cotton that is hand block printed with natural and azo-free dyes. Moi Namaste reduces waste by using existing textiles, focusing on slow, small batch production, and avoiding plastic in their supply chain and packaging. They partner with Ecologi to plant trees for every ecommerce order. Ten percent of annual profits are donated to partner charities to support artisan development, education, and women empowerment.


Serious Tissues

London, England, United Kingdom

Serious Tissues is toilet paper that plants trees instead of cutting them down. Their toilet rolls are made in the United Kingdom from 100 percent recycled paper with no individual wrapping, no plastic, and no dyes, perfumes, or other unnecessary additives. Serious Tissues offers online subscription services, supplies restaurants, pubs, hotels, offices, and other wholesale customers, and plants a tree for every toilet roll sold. Tree planting is done through partner organizations that use native species and provide employment to people in need. Serious Tissues calculates their full business carbon footprint and offsets emissions according to international standards. Their tree planting program is in addition to their carbon neutrality and does not factor into the calculation. Serious Tissues is a member of The Conduit and Social Enterprise UK and is certified Plastic Negative by rePurpose Global.



Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

SETU, which means bridge in Sanskrit, empowers underprivileged and marginalized artisans by creating sustainable livelihood opportunities and connections with international markets. They identify artisan communities in need and assist with skills training, product design, equipment, infrastructure, and market access. SETU’s network includes more than 10,000 artisans across 16 states of India that specialize in pottery, wood and bone carving, metalwork, basketry, bell making, handloom weaving, block printing, shibori dyeing, tailoring, embroidery, papier-mâché, and more. They prioritize natural and recycled materials and environmentally responsible processes. SETU ensures that artisans in all groups have access to fair wages, safe working conditions, social security schemes, and interest free loans for education, housing, and other needs. They provide additional social, economic, and environmental services through their not-for-profit organization, Society for Empowerment and Trade Upliftment of Artisans (SETU-Society). SETU is a member of Fair Trade Forum India and a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Peedie Pals

Harray, Scotland, United Kingdom

Peedie Pals started by offering reusable tableware and decorations for zero waste children’s parties in Orkney, Scotland. Their collection of toys and gifts became so popular that they developed their own retail brand to encourage children to love nature, outside play, and looking after the world. Peedie means little or tiny in Orkney, and the Peedie Pals are six animal characters created by a local designer: Pebble Puffin, Sel Selkie, Odell Otter, Jenna-Bee, Primula Puffin, and Signy Shark. The Peedie Pals collection includes branded nature journals, nature treasure bags, litter picking sets, wildflower mixes, baking supplies, puzzles, activity kits, cards, and more. Their online store is hosted on a net zero website and includes books, toys, and gifts from other ethical, environmentally responsible, and fair trade brands. Peedie Pals ships in reused boxes, envelopes, and shipping materials to minimize waste. They donate directly to Orkney Seal Rescue and RePollinate and offer checkout donations to The Wave Project.


New Beginnings

Iyakkachchi, Sri Lanka

New Beginnings is the brand name of North Lanka Family Foods, a food processing initiative that was started by MA’s Kitchen to support the northern areas of Sri Lanka after the civil war. It began with a small-scale dairy processing project in Kilinochchi and expanded into a multi-purpose manufacturing facility in Iyakkachchi that creates livelihood opportunities for northern farmers and the surrounding community. Peanuts, sesame, and milk are purchased directly from small-scale farmers at fair trade prices and made into value-added New Beginnings peanut butter, peanut oil, gingelly oil, roasted sesame oil, ghee, and specialty cheeses. MA’s Kitchen is a leading fair trade and organic exporter. North Lanka Family Foods is drawing on this expertise and working with farming communities to obtain organic certification, access fair trade opportunities, and expand production for local and export markets. They provide free extension services and school supplies for the children of all registered farmers and employees.



Guwahati, Assam, India

Envo Renewable Energy Services (ERES) is a rural energy enterprise that is creating a holistic ecosystem to provide reliable energy services for underserved communities of the North East Region of India. They focus on the most remote and vulnerable areas and provide solar systems for home lighting, health centers, mobile health units, rural schools, water pumps, street lighting, and sustainable rural livelihoods. Access to renewable energy improves quality of life and supports income generation, asset building, and sustainable development. ERES maintains low margins to support people in need and provides voluntary services during floods and natural disasters. Their focus on renewable energy and underserved communities is included in their governance documents.


Thuraya El Kozeh

London, England, United Kingdom

Thuraya El Kozeh provides leadership training, business coaching, and impact assessment support to leaders of organizations with a social or environmental mission. She collaborates with existing networks, organizations, and programs to provide services to social entrepreneurs for free or at discounted rates. Thuraya El Kozeh is part of Catalyst 2030.


Go Organic

Thambiligala, Sri Lanka

Go Organic cultivates organic fruits and vegetables in Sri Lanka’s hill country. They are committed to affordable pricing, profit sharing with all workers, and fair trade practices. Their farms in Gampola and Kotmale are certified by Control Union according to EU Organic standards. Go Organic is supporting local farmer groups to transition to certified organic farming.



Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shohojogita was started in 2004 to create employment opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized rural women in Bangladesh through the production of fair trade housewares and accessories. They work with more than 140 artisans that specialize in bags, baskets, and mats made from jute, hogla seagrass, date palm leaves, and other natural fibers. They are also known for their hand woven and hand embroidered textiles and bags made from upcycled and recycled materials. Shohojogita sells their own products locally and works with international partners to develop custom designs for export. The artisans are organized in self-help groups and have access to fair wages, skill training programs, advance payments, and small grants for health, education, and emergency needs. Shohojogita is a member of Banglacraft and Ecota Fair Trade Forum and is a provisional member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).



Nortonbridge, Sri Lanka

spaceCRAFT is an interior design studio that prioritizes environmental responsibility and the local economy. They collaborate with small-scale local manufacturers, craftspeople, and artisans to create upcycled furniture and housewares from sustainably sourced materials and salvaged landfill waste. Their Putasit ottomans are made from used tires with removable covers made from excess factory fabrics and locally sourced handlooms.


Recipe 1940

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Recipe 1940 aims to revive heritage recipes and help women develop sustainable livelihoods and financial independence. Their flagship product is a natural non-alcoholic ginger beer based on a recipe from 1940. The drink is probiotic and traditionally used to support digestion and boost immunity. Recipe 1940 encourages customers to return their glass bottles for sterilization and reuse. All profits are put in a fund to help others develop sustainable livelihoods.


MIM Organic Farm

Irrakkakandi, Sri Lanka

MIM Organic Farm produces healthy organic food in northeastern Sri Lanka and provides it at affordable rates for low income families in their area. They focus on dry zone vegetables and leafy greens. MIM Organic Farm is verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


Jack Mania

Malabe, Sri Lanka

Jack Mania promotes jackfruit as a valuable and sustainable nutrition source. Jackfruit trees are available in nearly every village in Sri Lanka. By popularizing affordable, value-added jackfruit products, Jack Mania aims to reduce food shortages and food waste and create rural livelihood opportunities. They offer jackfruit instant soup, savory and sweet jackfruit seeds, jackfruit seed cookies, and chocolate coated jackfruit.


Haritha Organic Farm

Kaluwelgoda, Sri Lanka

Haritha Organic Farm was started to make fresh, healthy food more accessible and affordable to local people. They maintain high crop diversity, produce their own compost, liquid fertilizers, and pest repellents from natural, locally available materials, use mulch to control weeds and maintain soil moisture, and conduct trials to improve practices over time. Their Mabima farm produces organic leafy greens, vegetables, watermelon, passion fruit, banana, papaya, coconut, and more. Haritha Organic Farm is verified under an organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


Deegayu Lanka

Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka

Deegayu Lanka specializes in affordable Ayurvedic oils, ointments, and healthy natural foods. They source raw materials like gandha prasarini, nika, keekiridiya, uluhal, cinnamon, mee oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, and kithul flour from rural communities and from government registered Ayurvedic shops. Products are sold in plastic free packaging.


Nuski Organic Farm

Irrakkakandi, Sri Lanka

Nuski Organic Farm produces healthy organic food in northeastern Sri Lanka and provides it at affordable rates for low income families in their area. Crops include dry zone vegetables, maize, and legumes. They produce their own compost and organic inputs from locally available materials, practice mulching and mixed cropping, and maintain live fence buffers. Nuski Organic Farm is verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


Itz Alive

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Itz Alive produces kombucha as a healthy, local alternative to imported fizzy drinks. These natural probiotic beverages are made with Ceylon tea and other locally sourced ingredients including pineapple, passionfruit, tamarind, ginger, chili, lemongrass, and rosemary. Itz Alive donates a portion of all sales to Butterfly Hope to support children in need.


Sri Banana

Panadura, Sri Lanka

Sri Banana is a farming initiative in western Sri Lanka that aims to promote organic agriculture and increase local food security. They have maintained all existing trees on the land and intercropped with banana to increase diversity and prevent soil erosion. Sri Banana shares their harvest with others in the area and raises awareness about organic banana cultivation.


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