It can be so difficult to find affordable, well-made goods that aren't made in China or other countries where things are produced in less than ideal conditions. For those who are looking for a more socially conscious shopping experience, The Root Collective is a brand new shopping site that is a must-see!
The mission of The Root Collective is to "connect shoppers with makers, communities with each other, and remind society of humanity." All of the products they carry are ethically sourced,and The Root Collective maintains strong and intentional ties to the communities in which the artisans live. Even better? The Root Collective implements a 10% give-back that gives the buyer the choice of where that money goes.
Not only is that super cool, but the handmade artisan goods are gorgeous to boot! Stylish, and on trend, The Root Collective features ballet flats, bags, scarves, and a lovely collection of jewelry made from beads, gourds, wood, and recycled soda bottles. (This necklace and this bracelet are my personal faves. And did I mention the flats?)
When you check out The Root Collective be sure to read about the artisans that made the goods. And feel confident that your purchase is providing fair trade work for a human being in a developing country.
PS. their ballet flats pair nicely with our shoe clips as seen here!