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CRS Fair Trade Crafts

Give Gifts That Give Twice

Who knew that creating new opportunities for disadvantaged producers abroad could be as easy as shopping?  Whether you’re doing your Christmas shopping, looking for a meaningful baptism or communion gift (check out the Gifts of Faith Collection), or want a unique work of art to spice up a room, by choosing to do your shopping through Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade, you’re helping skilled artisans and farmers maintain their craft and improve their lives.

CRS and our nonprofit partner, Serrv, have worked together since 1995 to offer you high quality, fairly traded handcrafts and gourmet food items from struggling farmers and artisans all over the world. With every purchase, Serrv makes a generous contribution to the CRS Fair Trade Fund. When you purchase fair trade products, you are standing in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, recognizing the dignity of the work of artisans and farmers, and ensuring that our brothers and sisters around the world earn fair wages.

CRS is also excited to announce its newest in-store partner, Ten Thousand Villages! A pioneer in the fair trade movement, Ten Thousand Villages provides an opportunity to shop in stores and explore a world of new products. Search for your local Ten Thousand Villages Store today.

Learn more about how fair trade relates to our faith by checking out our resources on Catholic social teaching, our Advent resources for prayer and reflection.

CRS Fair Trade Gift Cards

New this fall! Are you unsure about choosing a gift? Give a gift that gives twice. The CRS Fair Trade Gift Card is the perfect option for friends and family.