Dave Spandorfer, Glenn Whidden, Callie Crossley and Jules Pieri in the WGBH radio studios.

Credit: Charlie McEnerney

Gifts That Give Back: How To Shop Locally And Help Globally

December 15, 2017

It’s the season for giving, and what could be better than giving a gift that also helps someone else? Fair trade and social enterprise gifts are becoming trendy, benefiting people all around the world, from assisting with clean water philanthropies to providing people with living wages and safe working conditions. And as this desire to buy gifts that give back expands, the trend is spreading from start-ups and independent makers, to small business, to nationwide chains. Callie Crossley speaks with three local business owners and workers on why this is a trend worth following.


Some of the items we discussed in this segment:

- Janji: Annapurna Glacial Windrunner

- The Grommet: Lucky Iron Fish

- The Grommet: Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty

- Ten Thousand Villages: War and Peace Earrings

  • Women's Annapurna Glacial Windrunner
    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Janji
  • Lucky Iron Fish Iron Supplement Cooking Tool
    Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Grommet
  • Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
    Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Grommet
  • War and Peace Earrings
    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages


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