I recently got the opportunity to collaborate with Made Trade, an ethical online marketplace. They were kind enough to send me a pair of their pink Shicato Majeta earrings which were absolutely lovely. (Scroll to bottom for $15 off your purchase!)
The brand Shicato employs and empowers female artisans in Ecuador to create gorgeous, eco-friendly jewelry and accessories from sustainably sourced materials like tagua seeds, alpaca wool, and toquilla straw. The tagua seeds used in Shicato’s jewelry are both sustainable and zero waste.
Made Trade brings together multiple sustainable brands and is committed to quality craftsmanship above mindless consumption and transparency. They make ethical shopping SO much more convenient. I often find myself struggling to discover ethical brands and end up doing tons of hours research. Made Trade makes these brands more easily accessible while also helping social enterprises tell their stories and increase their impact.
All Made Trade goods adhere to one or more of their values:
Sustainable — made with earth-friendly materials, either responsibly harvested, recycled or upcycled
Fair Trade — handmade by artisans outside the US adhering to fair labor practices
Heritage — crafted by hand using traditional and often centuries-old techniques
USA Made — locally made my makers in the United States
Vegan — free of any and all animal materials
Since the holidays are right around the corner, be sure to check you their stunning gifts collection!
Here are a few of my favorite pieces:
Cayley one of the founders, was amazing to work with and was generous enough to provide a promo code for me to share with you guys for $15 off your Made Trade purchase: 'SIMPLYSUSTAINABLE'
Keep on the lookout for a giveaway in the near future!😉