Artful outreach

On a quest for some compassionate gift items? Here are a few websites and stores whose sales support fair trade wages, relief programs or both.Global Exchange, store.gxonlinestore.org. Soapstone bowls from Kenya, doormats made of recycled flip-flops from the Philippines, Hmong textiles.+Macys.com, www.macys.com. The Rwanda Path to Peace Collection of baskets. Also at select Macy's stores.

Haba na haba, www.habanahaba.com. African kuba cloth and other print pillow covers as well as tablecloths.

Ten Thousand Villages, 496 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena or visit www.tenthousandvillages.com. Bamboo floor lamp crafted in the Philippines, embroidered pillows from northern India and tiny nativity scenes inside decorated eggshells from Peru

World of Good, www.worldofgood.com. Handmade items that include bamboo bowls and buffalo horn salad tongs, made by 135 artisan groups in 31 countries.

— Joe Robinson

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