Posts Tagged ‘fair trade gifts’

Christian + Fair Trade + Eco Friendly Gifts

July 16, 2014

Need a gift? Read on to see some great Christian gifts in our webstore that will help you make a difference with your purchase! A difference because the producer, the maker of the product will receive a fair income for their work!

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We have clerical stoles in blue, green, and white.  What a wonderful gift for your deacons, elders, Pastor.  Have you thought about hanging them on the wall in the fellowship hall or in the church office?  These stoles have been handwoven on backstrap looms by our artisan group, Chuchi Weavers, and they are then meticulously hand embroidered in the gold threads.  Below is a photo of the weavers that you are helping when you purchase these stoles.

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s20aOur prayer pockets were designed by one of our Board of Directors and she not only designed them but wrote the poem that goes with the little pocket.  Such a great gift for tucking into a greeting card!  We have fundraisers available with these prayer pockets so check out our Fundraising category in our webstore.  Great to earn money for a mission trip or for your church programs!

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A cross constructed  with  the intricate method of wheat weaving is another gift idea that is Fair Trade + Christian + Eco Friendly.  We have 2 sizes so you can order for gifts that could be hung on the wall, used as a gift package decoration or hung on the Christmas tree.  Perfect gift for Easter or Christmas.

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Friendship Bracelets are such fun and you can use them to share the Gospel with your friends.  We have English and Spanish versions!  Take some with you on a mission trip to Spanish speaking countries!

 

We have more Fair Trade Christian Gifts in our Etsy store too!

 

 

 

 

 

A Gift For Your Family

November 17, 2013

A friend recently asked me if there was some alternative type Christmas gift from Education And More that she could buy her grandchildren that would help the children that we serve in Guatemala and help teach her grandchildren about the lives of other children.  Here are some of the ideas I gave her and maybe it would help you in your gifting this year.

Educate A Child — Help a child go to school with a sponsorship with Education And More. What a great way to give a gift to 2 people at once-someone on your Christmas list and a child in Guatemala.  You will receive periodic updates about the children along with photos and their grade card each year.

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Shoes for Children — Help your children or grandchildren understand that not all children have the basics of life — donate a pair of shoes in their name. We will send a picture of the children that receive the shoes. $20 will buy a really nice pair of shoes for a child and help keep him warm! Education And More serves  artisan groups that live in the mountainous areas of Guatemala so it is really cool at night and downright cold in the rainy season. Go to http://www.educationandmore.org/ to donate and note that it is for ‘Shoes For Children’

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Basket of Food — We have many families in our artisan groups that are unable to purchase sufficient food for their families and rarely a variety of foods that help the children grow and develop. Won’t you help by donating a Christmas basket of food or even two in your children’s name. Education And More will send you a photo of the family receiving your gift! Donate $25 today at our website and specify ‘Basket of Food for a Family’

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Show your appreciation to your Pastor – A beautiful clergy stole, handwoven on a backstrap loom with meticulous hand embroidery. Our artisan group, Chuchi Weavers, receives much needed income with our orders of these beautiful stoles which helps them  care for their children.

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Fund a week of Vacation Bible School  – Help us share the Gospel through VBS to the children in our artisan groups and their communities.  Donate $750 to enable us to provide VBS classes so the children can learn about Jesus.  Recognize a loved one with a gift and receive photos and videos of the children during VBS.

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We appreciate all our supporters and wish you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

I love these towels!!

October 29, 2013

We recently received a customer comment about our beautiful kitchen towels and would like to share it with you.  Annie C. wrote, “I love these towels and am so glad I ordered them!  The first time I washed and dried them they were all wrinkly when I pulled them from the dryer but after I used them a while and they had been through the washer and dryer a few times  they came out really smooth with very few wrinkles and look great.  They are so soft and absorbent and they remind me of dish towels that my grandma used to use.  I love them and will be ordering some for gifts!  Thanks!”

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The towels she is talking about are our kitchen towels made of 100% cotton yarns and handwoven on a foot pedal loom by our artisans. Many all cotton items are wrinkled the first few times they come out of the dryer but just wait — you’re gonna love them!  After a few times thru the washer and dryer the fibers seem to meld together and you have a super absorbent towel with few wrinkles right out of the dryer.  We have had such wonderful comments on them and they continue to be one of  our best sellers.

Check out our beautiful kitchen towels in our webstore!

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Good News Gospel Bracelets — Spanish and English

February 5, 2013

We have just received a shipment from our artisans of more Gospel Bracelets and we also received a shipment of the newly designed card sharing the Gospel story in the Spanish language.

Spanish Salvation Bracelet

Spanish Salvation Bracelet

These bracelets are such a fantastic tool to share the Gospel with your friends and acquaintances and now we have them in both an English and a Spanish version!

If you are going on a mission trip into a Spanish speaking country be sure to order lots of these to give out to the children you meet on your trip.  Our webstore  has them in quantities of 1 dozen but if you need a large quantity we do sell them in bulk quantities too.  Be sure to email us!

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Choose from English or Spanish and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Perfect gift for your Sunday School or Vacation Bible School classes! These bracelets are made by our artisans and they receive a fair wage for their work which helps them feed and educate their children.

Your purchase of these will help you share the life saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and also help an artisan support her family!

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Kansas University Fair Trade Marketplace

November 24, 2012

Kansas University students are hosting their 2012 Fair Trade sale.  It will be held in the upper floor of the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building just north of the KU Student Union.

Education And More has lots of their gorgeous textiles and handcrafts from Guatemala at the sale.  Be sure to take time and do a little shopping and help impoverished artisans in Guatemala earn a fair income for their work!

Come see the variety of our Fair Trade handcrafts!!

  • Purses
  • Neckscarves
  • Jewelry
  • Coin Purses
  • Shawls
  • Mayan Textiles
  • Placemats / Napkins
  • Table Runners
  • Handwoven Rugs
  • Clergy Stoles
  • Gospel Bracelets
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Hacky Sacks and Stocking Caps — Soccer
  • Weekend / Sport Bags
  • Sofa Throws
  • and so much more!!

The Fair Trade Marketplace opened yesterday– November 23, 2012  and will run through December 1, 2012.

Cool Weather is Arriving

September 18, 2012

With the fall temperatures arriving it is time to start wearing those neck scarves once again.  Neck scarves have been a fashion staple for quite a few years and it looks like they are going to be around for many more years.  Many  women are wearing a wider scarf that can be used as a shoulder wrap / shawl if needed and we have many in our webstore that are perfect for a little shoulder wrap when it is cool in that store, office or at church.  Just let them drape on your shoulders and they give a little added warmth!

Choose a color to support you favorite team!

Luscious fall tones in this  oh-so-soft  wrap!

Or choose one to brighten up those dreary, rainy days  with this scarf of many colors!

How about an attention grabbing fuschia  pink scarf!!  Perfect for an evening out dancing!

Whatever you choose you will be helping women in Guatemala earn a fair wage so they can help their families.

Check out our webstore today!