Illustrations by Lisk Feng

San Luis Obispo company Native Trails hand-makes this Los Olivos pitcher from recycled copper using a technique that dates back generations. It comes in an antique or tempered finish. The company donates 20% of sales of the pitcher to CASA for Children, which serves abused and neglected kids around the country.

Buy one of these, and the artisan in Africa who made it is able to buy health insurance. The Zera Serving Tray is handcrafted using sisal, by members of the female-led Kwizera Cooperative in Muhanga, Rwanda.

This quartet of room sprays — in scents Lavender, Citrus Vanilla, Lemon Sage and a woodsy Tuscan Earth — is made by women living at Thistle Farms in Nashville, who have survived addiction, trafficking and prostitution. The women work in the farm’s social enterprise program, making body, bath and home products.

These handmade wooden lidded bowls from Thos Moser, a 44-year-old company in Auburn, Maine, are made from sustainable walnut and cherry harvested from the Allegheny Forest in Pennsylvania in compliance with the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. The underside of the lids of the food safe bowls also double as cheese trays.

Among the many initiatives of San Francisco brand Coyuchi is its commitment to water conservation: a factory in southern India the company works with recycles all its water, uses limestone to filter out pigment, dries it and then uses it to make cement. Beaded linen place mats.

The founding principle of U.K.-based brand Inigo Scout is “get one, give 10.” So for every purchase of one of these luxurious Scotland made blankets, a craftsperson gets training and funding to knit 10 blankets for children in need — initially in South Africa before the initiative is rolled out to other countries.

This five-piece set of flower vase, candlestick holder, spice pot, soap dish and small serving bowl from Harkiss Designs is made of soapstone by the Kisii people of Kenya; for many families, selling them is their primary source of income. In addition, a portion of every purchase goes to Lend a Hand Uganda, which provides education and healthcare for that nation’s children.

Global Goods Partners in New York works to get artistic handmade products from the world’s most impoverished communities into the U.S., helping women become independent and provide for their families. From India comes this triple hook wall hanging. It’s made from gray bone, mango wood and iron, created by a collective called Asha Handicrafts whose artisans get to finish their education and obtain healthcare.

Artists who are homeless or dealing with a disability benefit from sales created by ArtLifting, a Boston social enterprise. The artist gets more than half of the proceeds of the sale, and a small percentage goes into a fund to purchase art supplies for therapy groups worldwide. Products include original paintings, prints, phone cases and greeting cards. Options include this vibrant poster on glossy paper by Billy Megargel.

When finding the people to make their cushions, Santa Barbara brand Chloe & Olive chooses local women who could use the work — single mothers or retirees on limited incomes. The brand focuses specifically on throw pillows for indoor and outdoor use. And the poly-fiber inserts are made from recycled plastic bottles. This realistic-looking crocodile pattern is made of gleaming black velvet.

Candle-maker Made With a Mission has an incentive to do well; its partner is a rescue mission in its Colorado Springs neighborhood. Some candles are housed in glass collected from the community and repurposed, polished by hand for a smooth finish. Scents include a balsam fir, cinnamon and Mandarin orange blend.

Instead of traditional greeting cards, send a “Gift of Life” donation card from the Studio City-based “ Rescue Train” and help save a homeless dog, cat or horse in the recipient’s honor.

Atlanta-based design brand Dear Keaton was set up to bring a resort living vibe to any home — and to do so using sustainable, ethical and fair trade practices. These Indigo Block Print Nila Mix napkins are inspired by traditional Indian motifs, dyed in indigo and made by artisans in Bagru, Rajasthan.

This bergamot-infused candle housed in a portable tin can is made by Los Angeles company Further Products, from purified waste grease collected from chef Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza restaurant. Company co-founder Marshall Dostal picks up dumped grease from eateries around the city in his biodiesel-fueled vintage Mercedes and uses it in a line of home fragrance and personal care products.

The folk art skills of Peru are on display in this ceramic black and gold striped vase, produced in the style of the pottery of Chulucanas, a town in Peru’s Piura Region. This Fair Trade piece was created as a collaboration between Boston designer Jill Rosenwald and Allpa, a company that assists Peruvian artisans around the country.

Buy a plate (or bowl, or cup) and feed a person. Tableware maker Cheeky works with charity Feeding America to help donate a meal to someone somewhere in the country each time a product is purchased. The latest offerings from the brand include their new 16-piece porcelain Ojai collection.

San Francisco brand Crane & Canopy, which makes premium bedding and home decor products, has aligned itself with shelters around the country; 15% of the company’s total sales go toward providing bedding to shelters and to the women leaving them to start new lives.

The bedding and blankets produced by Boll & Branch are done so using organic cotton, and under safe and humane conditions by workers who get a fair wage. The owners of the 2-year-old New Jersey-based company make it a point to know where everything comes from and who makes it — including this red Fair Trade blanket using eco-friendly and nontoxic dyes.

Global children’s foundation UNICEF works in partnership with Novica, which brings the work of artisans around the world to consumers through their UNICEF Market. This Wild Violets Reverse Painted Glass Wall Mirror is hand-painted in Peru by artist Asunta Pelaez. Buying one purchases more than 500 sachets of oral rehydration salts for children suffering from dehydration.

It’s fitting that the founders of Los Angeles brand the Wooden Palate are a wood-worker to the stars and a chef/yogi. For its offering of bowls, cutting boards and cheese trays, the company uses reclaimed woods from lumber mills in Kentucky and Ohio and finishes the products with natural beeswax and mineral oil. This large oval bowl comes in four materials, including walnut. Available at Geary’s in Beverly Hills and additional retailers.

The mountain of wrapping paper that accumulates on Christmas morning ends up in a landfill. That’s why Wrappily, a company in Hawaii, devised a new approach to gift wrapping: It uses newspapers and old-fashioned printing presses to create fresh, pretty paper that recycles like regular newspaper does. Additional perks: The inks are soy-based, and the patterns come from independent designers.

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Credits: Illustrations by Lisk Feng. Credits: Ricardo DeAratanha, Vera Castaneda, Calvin Hom, Rene Lynch, Kathy Pyon, Steve Elders, Ruthanne Salido, Alice Short, Alene Dawson, Kavita Daswani, Roy M. Wallack, Melinda Fulmer, Jessica Ritz, Ben Muessig, Jeanette Marantos, Terry Gardner, Janet Kinosian, Davis Alexander, Amy Scattergood, Ingrid Schmidt, Kenneth Turan, Tre’vell Anderson, Amy Kaufman, Meredith Woerner, Glenn Whipp and Evan Wagstaff. Design and development by Lily Mihalik.