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Saturday  ·  December 5th  ·  9am-4pm

The For the City Center 500 East St John's Avenue Austin TX 78752 (view on map)

The For the City Center
500 East St John's Avenue
Austin TX 78752 (view on map)

The Sixth Annual Christmas Market is a venue for patrons to shop responsibly this holiday season, while supporting local, socially conscious vendors. Hosted by Allies Against Slavery, the Market features 25+ fair trade, direct trade, and social enterprise merchants who use their businesses to promote employment and well-being for people in Austin and around the world. This free event for the public will include art, jewelry, music, clothing, purses/bags, toys, cosmetics, coffee, paper goods, housewares, photo prints, and much more.

The complete list of 2015 vendors is below! 


2014 Vendors

Funky Fish
Funky Fish sells hand crafted jewelry and accessories made in Austin & Uganda that provide opportunities for artisans to earn a living wage, educate their children and have a brighter future. 

 

Evan Brook Clothing  

Evan Brooke believes in doing business with social responsibility. Evan is proud to bring to you beautiful, quality garments made ethically and in effort to fight human trafficking. We believe that clothing is a fantastic way to make such a statement, especially among us women and girls. 

LulaRoe
LuLaRoe is a fashion forward company looking to bring American made, modest, comfortable clothing to women and children.  They strive to be a blessing to others and encourage their consultants to donate to organizations and to be giving!  They do this by having a donation matching program.  

Good and Fair 

G&FC clothes are designed with organic materials from collar to cuff. We are creating a fair trade clothing line using environmentally sustainable methods and a visible supply chain. We are doing our part; using fair trade organic cotton from farmers around the world and using only Fair Trade Certified production in order to make our clothing. We want to make it easy to be good and fair. 

Bravelets

Bravelets™ was started in January of 2012 with a mission to help people “be brave” during tough times. For every piece of jewelry sold, we donate $10 to the associated cause. We work with over 3,000 very deserving charities, nonprofits and individuals and we are growing fast. To date, we have donated over $1.6 Million to our causes.

Rafiki Africa Ministries

Rafiki Africa Ministries seeks to raise up the next generation of Uganda Christian leaders with Biblical morals and values. Our goal is to provide the love of Jesus, education, medical needs, food and shelter in a family-style home for orphaned, destitute, and vulnerable children of Uganda.

We work with artisans in Uganda. All products are hand-made. We sell baskets, jewelry, children's items such as backpacks, wood carved animals, stuffed animals, etc. 

Makarios 

Makarios means "blessed" in ancient Greek and blessed we are. Founded in the spring of 2004 by Sharla Megilligan, Makarios is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of impoverished people in the developing world through Christ-centered, sustainable educational outreach programs. Our coffee sales, via Dominican Joe coffee shop and our online store, help fund the work we are doing in the Dominican Republic. 

Mitscoots 

Mitscoots has 100% great American socks! We give socks to those in need all over the country. The need for socks is enormous and we want to do everything we can to take care of it. Partnering with a number of local and national charities have made this possible, and we are excited every day for the chance to do it. It might just be a pair of socks, but for someone, it sure will make a little better. 

The Batik Boutique

The Batik Boutique is a social enterprise that employs women from lower income groups as seamstresses. Our vision is to empower the urban poor in communities to give them a mindset change to help transform their lives. 

 

Noonday 

Noonday Collection's mission is to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. We partner with artisans in the developing world, empowering them to grow sustainable business. By creating a marketplace for their goods, we create dignified jobs at living wages. This allows our artisans to earn more in order to support their families. We also offer no interest loans and make advance payments on orders. We also donate a portion of sales from adoption trunk shows to place orphans in forever families.

Raven and Lily 

Raven + Lily currently helps employ marginalized women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, and the USA at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. Raven + Lily is committed to providing products that are made by hand, follow fair trade standards, and honor our eco-friendly commitment. 

Purse & Clutch

Purse & Clutch is an Ethical Handbag Boutique that partners with artisans around the world in developing countries who create their products with an emphasis on design & quality. These artisans are treated with respect and are paid a living wage for their region. Our mission is to help create sustainable, long-term employment for men & women with limited opportunities. 

Everything you purchase in our shop helps employ & empower the artisans who made it. 

 

RwandaMade

RwandaMade was born when a woman from Austin, Texas developed a friendship over five years with an artisan & designer in Rwanda. After several trips, Abraham approached Natalie about selling some of his designs in the USA. Natalie believed it made perfect sense as the number of family and friends admiring his pieces and asking her to buy and bring back his design kept growing and growing. RwandaMade is a fair trade retailer of beautiful, unique, and Rwandan made pieces of jewelry & home goods. Your purchase empower Abraham and his family along with the families of his employees. 

Beauty Counter
 

Beauty Counter sells personal care products whose mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone! We educate our customers on the importance of clean toxic free skin care. 

Slumlove Sweater Company 

Slumlove Sweater Company was founded as a way to help raise funds for a non-profit that provides scholarship for children living in Kiberia, one of the largest slums located in Kenya. Every sweater is made by people living in the slum, and they are treated with respect and paid fair wages.

The Lazer House
Lazer House began their engraving business in a Middle Eastern country in 2014.  Our goal is to bring the light of our Savior into a business environment where, 'only the sly survive.'  We want our neighbors, employees, customers, and friends to know that we do work for His glory for all to see.  We focus on laser engraved and laser cut items to provide personalized products that customers can be proud of. 

True Vineyard

True Vineyard is committed to using social business models that provide work-based solutions to poverty. We provide counseling to help women heal from their traumatic experiences. The widows have opted to create a savings group to help them create and reach financial goals, save for the future, and provide for their families. Skill-based training is also offered to the women, so they can become professionals in their field. 

Weavers of Hope

Weavers of Hope is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping the people in a small village in central Mexico work towards becoming more self-sufficient through education and job opportunities. We are 100% volunteers, so other than minimal administrative costs, all of the donations go directly into the programs which help the people. The organization has grow since its inception and now has many supporters through the Austin area and beyond. 

Three Cords

Three Cords is a social enterprise founded in September 2010 to train, employ, and empower Haitian men and women.  Our mission is to provide opportunities for physically handicapped women and men, and to show them that they are both beautiful and valuable.  We do this by training our employees as artisans in a loving, community oriented environment. 

Signs of Love

We love, teach, evangelize, disciple, and church the rural, disenfranchised deaf in developing nations. We bring language and community to the deaf in rural villages of developing nations.  We live the Gospel.  We cultivate Deaf leaders.  We host Deaf camps.  We plant Deaf churches.  We promote Deaf awareness.  We launch micro enterprises for the Deaf. We make a difference in these lives.

Hope Ministries

Hope exists both to lift families out of poverty and sickness by providing them with sustainable income and to raise funds for mission work through fair trade sales.  All of our products are handmade by people in poverty, most of them out of recycled materials.  We carry a great variety products, from African beads, & banana leaf nativities, to pine needle baskets & coconut birdhouses from Nicaragua. 

Mountain Maid -Baptist Haiti Mission

Baptist Haiti Mission exists to serve people and encourage discipleship for the development of the church. Our Mountain Maid program offers opportunity for Haitian men and women to learn trades and create products to create sustainability and income for their families.

Sewing God's Seeds

Empowering Artisans and Supporting Missionaries to light the pathway to God's love. We purchase artisans products worldwide to provide sustainability to their lives, all profits are then donated to individuals, groups and organizations going on mission to spread God's word. 

CLEAN Cause Water

CLEAN water is sourced from America's second largest aquifer, the Carrizo-Wilcox. We use a propriety purification process that results in a water that is exceptionally smooth. We currently offer sparkling mineral, premium purified and electrolyte waters. CLEAN - from molecule to mission.

Malia Designs

Malia Designs is a socially responsible Fair Trade brand that designs and sells handbags and accessories. Our products are handcrafted in Cambodia and every purchase helps to fight Human Trafficking.

Redeemed Ministries

Redeemed works to bring Christ’s loving redemption and amazing liberation within our communities by providing environments conducive for holistic healing and guiding adult survivors of domestic sex trafficking to healthy, productive and independent living.