Valentine's Day Ethical Gift Guide

We believe that LOVE should always be celebrated! And with Valentine’s Day coming up, we wanted to share some gift ideas with you that help make an impact and spread the love beyond just one day.

As an organization dedicated to changing the effects of human trafficking and exploitation, we value the practice of spending wisely, and with people in mind. The hard truth about sex trafficking and exploitation is that pimps and traffickers target the vulnerable. As freed men and women, we believe it’s our duty to stand up on behalf of the oppressed and make decisions that impact humanity for the good.

One simple way to do that is to be mindful of where we spend our money. Because while we are an organization dedicated to survivors of sex trafficking, we never forget the millions and millions that are trapped in labor trafficking. Every day there are more and more wonderful brands popping up who are dedicated to providing ethical and fair trade goods for purchase. How great it is to realize that how we spend our money can expand to show love and care for the vulnerable.

This Valentine’s Day, if you’re in the market for a gift, we recommend you check out these ethical brands and gifts. You’ll feel twice as good about your purchase- knowing that you’re spreading love in more ways than one!

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE ETHICAL BRANDS…

Mercy House Global exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name. Engage those with resources to say yes to the plight of women in poverty. Empower women and teenage mothers around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development. Disciple women to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. We love their Fairtrade Friday subscription boxes! Check them out and surprise your loved one with a gift that keeps on giving.

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Eleventh Candle Co. is a social enterprise in Columbus, Ohio partnering with Legacy to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction. A once trafficked woman in Columbus, Ohio is employed while a village in Ethiopia is supported and orphaned children there are welcomed into homes because you purchase our products.

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Thistle Farms is based in Nashville, TN, and is dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. We provide a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support because we believe love is the most powerful force in the world.When you support Thistle Farms, you help women survivors heal.

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Able Brand is a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women.

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Hon’s Honey : Created and maintained by The Well in Baltimore, Maryland, Hon’s Honey is a social enterprise dedicated to giving dignity and purpose to women survivors of addiction, sex trafficking, generational poverty, and trauma. All products are made by an empowered community of women — each one committed to transforming their lives and embracing the next woman who walks through the door.

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And if you’re looking for something lacey, be sure to check out Elma Lingerie.

Elma has designed a beautiful bralette in which a portion of sales supports to Free The Girls!

Other gift ideas:

Chocolate, coffee, and more…

What are your favorite ethical brands? We’d love to know! Share this post and tag us along with your ideas.

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!