If you have a cook in the family or culinary-minded friends, this line of fair trade kitchenware offers great gifts to give them while also giving back in a meaningful way. From non-profit Shopping for a Change (SFAC), the environmentally friendly kitchen category helps economically disadvantaged artists and artisans (mostly women) from 28 different countries.
SFAC fair trade kitchenware contains a range of products, from decorative items like woven placemats, coasters, napkins, trivets and table runners to practical tools such as bowls, boards and utensils. For example, the Vietnamese water buffalo horn butter knives (recycled after the animal passed away naturally) have bamboo handles (grows fast and is very sustainable). The bamboo fruit bowl (also made in Vietnam) has an artistic esthetic, but is still highly functional and is even reversible.