Thistle Farms, Little Market, Shared Trade, Base Project, SunnyLion, Artisan Connect sell items with proceeds to people in need.
A world traveler shares her tips on where to find high-quality gifts that help people in need. (Self-gifting is permitted too.)
Savvy skin care
I never leave the country (or California) without Thistle Farms Geranium Spray ($14), my favorite natural insect repellent. It works, it has no toxic chemicals and it smells wonderful (a combination of essential oils). Thistle Farms is a community of women who have survived human trafficking, addiction, incarceration and prostitution. They live for two years at its center in...