Welcome to Shared Trade!

 

We're so glad you're here to join Thistle Farms' global marketplace in the growing movement for women's economic freedom.As a global community of social enterprises, we offer handmade quality products that represent healing and empowerment. Our 18 partner social enterprises provide dignifying employment and safe workplaces for women artisans in 10 countries.
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Home Goods

Dinner Napkins by Galeria dos Sonhos

$ 20.00

Brand Galeria dos Sonhos

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Pillow Sham by Galeria dos Sonhos

$ 25.00

Brand Galeria dos Sonhos

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Candle by Thistle Farms

$ 18.00

Brand Thistle Farms

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Jewelry

Addis Ethiopian Strand by Akola Project

$ 76.00

Brand Akola Project

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Bangle Bracelet by Purpose Jewelry

$ 28.00

Brand Purpose Jewelry

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Charming Chains by Purpose Jewelry

$ 18.00

Brand Purpose Jewelry

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Halo Ethiopian Necklace by Akola Project

$ 144.00

Brand Akola Project

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Halo II Ethiopian Necklace by Akola Project

$ 136.00

Brand Akola Project

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Journey Necklace by Purpose Jewelry

$ 28.00

Brand Purpose Jewelry

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Umoja Kenyan Necklace by Akola Project

$ 86.00

Brand Akola Project

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Unity Necklace (Long) by Akola Project

$ 68.00

Brand Akola Project

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Argo Necklace by Akola Project

$ 68.00

Brand Akola Project

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Purses & Bags

Abigail iPad Case by ABAN

$ 18.00

Brand ABAN

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Ama Laptop Case by ABAN

$ 20.00

Brand ABAN

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Backpack by Sibimbe

$ 45.00

Brand Sibimbe

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Blessing Bag by ABAN

$ 12.00

Brand ABAN

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Ecuadoran Purse by Sibimbe

$ 25.00

Brand Sibimbe

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Gifty Tote by ABAN

$ 34.00

Brand ABAN

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iPad Sleeve by Galeria dos Sonhos

$ 25.00

Brand Galeria dos Sonhos

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Judith Clutch by MamAfrica

$ 34.00

Brand MamAfrica

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Meg Market Bag by MamAfrica

$ 22.00

Brand MamAfrica

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Messenger Bag by Sibimbe

$ 45.00

Brand Sibimbe

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Phone Case by Sibimbe

$ 15.00

Brand Sibimbe

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Travel Makeup Case by Sibimbe

$ 20.00

Brand Sibimbe

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Zawadi Clutch Purse by MamAfrica

$ 35.00

Brand MamAfrica

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Stories

Gifts for the Journey: Clean for Good

As a group of unlikely soapmakers in Milwaukee, women at Gifts for the Journey craft handmade all-natural soaps with essential oils as part of their healing from addiction, street life, and prison. 

In 1995, around the time that Becca Stevens was talking to women in the streets of Nashville, Father Robert Wheelock and Father Michael Sullivan took to the streets of Milwaukee with a similar vision of love and compassion. Today, twenty years later, Franciscan Peacemakers’ Street Ministry includes the Clare Community – a sister organization to Magdalene House. 

Written by Tamar Alexian, guest blogger and incredible Thistle Farms intern. 

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Introducing our Lwala Aprons!

This month, we are excited to carrying our first Shared Trade item by New Vision Women’s Sewing Cooperative in Lwala, Kenya: hand-sewn African wax print aprons. Previously, New Vision’s products were only available as part of Thistle Farms bath and body kits. These 100% cotton aprons are beautifully vibrant and serve as a reminder of the power of community change.

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Iced Citrus Spice Moringa Tea

How does drinking a glass tea contribute to the cause of women's economic freedom in Mexico? Your purchase of our moringa tea directly supports the Moringa Madres, our Shared Trade partner in San Jan Cosala, Mexico. To beat the summer heat, Thistle Stop Cafe in Nashville, TN now serves a delicious iced citrus spice moringa tea. Stop by for a drink or make your own!

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