Every item you buy holds its own story – of resilience, strength and empowerment

"It’s taken a few lifetimes for some of these individual handcrafted items to find their way to us here in New Zealand. Each item tells its own story, its journey to help individuals, orphans, widows, and entire communities.” – Sue van Schreven, Founder, Orphans Aid International

Some of our Faves


Each piece in our jewellery collection empowers women to provide for their family in a sustainable and dignified way. Handcrafted by talented artisans from East Africa and Bangladesh.

African Animals

African Animals

These adorable handmade animals are sourced near our Imuka project in Uganda. Imuka means 'rise up' and each purchase helps women in Uganda support their families and rise up. 

Thai Coconut Bowls

Handcrafted by families in Thailand that saw an opportunity to turn discarded coconut shells into a sustainable source of income for their village with an absolutely gorgeous result!

Our Story

Our collection started in 2008, with fair trade bags from Nepal, steadily growing into today’s carefully curated range of ethically sourced and produced goods from around the globe. We’re excited to give artisans a dignified way to provide for their own families - preserving traditional craft forms handed down through generations, while also helping direct funds to our partners throughout the world providing care, education and hope for children in need.

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“Demand quality, not just in the products you buy, but in the life of the person who made it.” - Orsola de Castro

With our Orphans Aid Approved standard, each purchase empowers and provides.

Each of our products must align with at least one of our five core standards. We meticulously ensure that all of our products meet these standards - giving you the confidence that your purchase is creating a tangible and long-lasting difference.

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