The team at Dallas Doing Good loves meeting the incredible business owners in our city who are producing ethically-made products and giving back with every purchase. In honor of Shop for Good Sunday, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite places to purchase holiday gifts!
Vickery Trading Company
At Vickery Trading Company refugee women are equipped for long-term success through vocational training, personal development and fair wages. Handmade products include children’s apparel, lounge pants, and accessories.
Rakkasan Tea Company
Unlike most premium loose-leaf tea bought and sold in the U.S., Rakkasan Tea imports solely from carefully selected estates in post-conflict countries as a way to promote peace and economic growth. Teas come in many varieties, and are sourced from countries such as Nepal, Rwanda, and Vietnam. Rakkasan is also a Veteran-owned business.
Tribe Alive’s passion for quality handmade products and responsible commerce is a platform that empowers women to raise themselves out of poverty across the world. Partnering with female artisans in Guatemala, Haiti, India, Honduras, and Fort Worth, TX, they employ at-risk women at living wages.
Fair & Square Imports
Fair & Square Imports is a brick and mortar store in downtown McKinney, Texas and also carries select in-store items online. They work only with fair trade organizations that put the artisan first. All of the items they carry are ethically handmade from over 40 different developing countries. Fair trade empowers someone to help themselves and their family out of poverty through a craft or trade.
Ming Wang Knits
For every Hope Wrap sold, Ming Wang Knits will give one of their soft knit wraps to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® to help spread warmth and comfort to brave, powerful women in a time of need.
GAIA creations are handmade by refugee women resettled in Dallas using vintage, artisan-made, & sustainable materials. They are working to empower refugee women through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success in our local communities.
If you know someone who is Doing Good in Dallas, we’d love to hear about it! Share their story with us.