You have the ability to make a direct difference in changing lives....
Buy The Change products come directly from the hands of women around the globe.
Shopping here puts life saving income directly into the hands of women who need it the very most.
We believe in the power of partnership and the respect of a hand-up out of poverty.
Buy The Change is an example of just deciding to take action for a better world.
We founded the company 5 years ago to make an economic difference for women living in poverty where opportunity is scarce and exploitation is common.
We are a business run by women for the purpose of empowering women but we also LOVE living as green as we can. Many of our products are made from recycled and upcycled materials.
Every time a caring customer, like you, buys a blanket, bag or piece of jewelry from our site, we use that money to buy more products from more talented, hardworking women around the globe.
Our partner artisans are living in countries where there is very little support from governments and families are often left with no resources.
We work with NGO's (non-government, non-profit organizations) that are on the ground in each country where we source products. We believe these organizations know the pulse of their countries. They help us find small independent cooperatives and home based artisans to partner with.
Whether you are excited about empowering at-risk and rescued women, or protecting our planet, Buy The Change is the right place to purchase gifts for yourself and people you love.
Buy The Change products are ethically made and always fairly traded. As a registered B-Corp (www.bcorporation.net) we are focused on social change over profit and creating positive outcomes for everyone we do business with; including artisans, employees and customers.
It's our job to bring you products that are of the highest quality, eco-friendly, AND beautiful.
The women artisans we partner with are incredibly talented. Some of them learned their craft from their mothers and grandmothers, others received training through NGO training programs or in cooperative groups. They are always excited and thrilled to know that customers in the United States love and will purchase their products.
We always pay our artisans upfront. When you see an item in our inventory, the artisan has already been paid in full.
We want you to be thrilled every time you open a package from us, both because the item you chose is beautiful and high quality, but also because you have made a direct difference in the life of a woman and her family.
We travel the world to meet and develop relationships with our partner artisans, each of which is living a unique story of struggle, determination, and resilience.
Our artisans partners are living in a variety of situations around the world; from mountain villages to city slums. Some were trafficked as young girls, some live in shelters or group homes, some are home based workers, others have small businesses and sell at markets.
What is true across the board is that they are women who won't give up hope.
And we have grown: In 2013 we founded the Buy The Change Foundation, a registered 501©3 non-profit. A portion of every sale from this web-store is donated to the BTCF. We give grants to help eliminate barriers to business and family success.
The Foundation has funded water filters in Guatemala, sewing machines in Haiti, Cambodia and Uganda, metal working equipment in Cambodia, and much more.
The Buy The Change Affiliate Program pays commission for helping spread the Buy The Change mission and increase product sales. Are you in search of a way to earn income while being of service in the world? Consider joining our team as an affiliate. It is free to join. Click the "work with us" tab to learn more.
In 2014 and 2015, Buy The Change was named a "Best For The World" Honoree by B-Lab, the non-profit organization that certifies Benefit Corporations. We scored in the top 10% of over 900 BCorps in 31 countries for our score on social and environmental impact.
We want you to be as excited as we are about the uniqueness of our products and the difference each one can make.
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