Now more than ever, people are demanding transparency in all aspects of life. From our leaders and public figures, to the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the items we place in our homes. At Made Trade, we believe the "everything now" mentality fueled by cheap, unethical and mass-produced products, must come to an end.
Made Trade only carries products that put people and our planet first. Our mission is to provide true transparency about the ethically made goods we offer. All Made Trade products adhere to one or more of our values:
Sustainable — made with earth-friendly materials, either responsibly harvested, recycled or upcycled
Fair Trade — handmade by artisans outside the US adhering to fair labor practices
Heritage — crafted by hand using traditional and often centuries-old techniques
USA Made — locally made my makers in the United States
Vegan — free of any and all animal materials
At Made Trade, you can shop with a conscience, knowing each product was responsibly sourced and expertly handcrafted with sustainable materials, and that the makers and artisans were paid fair wages.
We hope you find something you love. Welcome to Made Trade.
Cayley Pater and Andy Ives have been part of the conscious consumerism movement ever since they first met in Fair Trade Club at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.
Since then, Cayley’s career has brought her to Europe, the Middle East and South Asia, working with diverse populations for women’s and girls’ empowerment initiatives. Most recently, Cayley ran the ethical fashion label, Darzah, for four years — taking it from initial concept to established wholesale and retail business. Andy has spent his entire professional career in advertising, digital marketing and product development.
During her time in ethical fashion, Cayley noticed the growing number of incredible social enterprises creating beautifully designed products. At the same time, Cayley and Andy continued to encounter a huge problem: discovering amazing ethical brands was no easy task. They saw an opportunity to make exceptionally made, ethically sourced products more easily accessible while also helping social enterprises tell their stories, and increase their impact.
With their passion for quality craftsmanship, supporting artisans, and their commitment to ecological sustainability, Cayley and Andy are on a mission to make Made Trade the ultimate destination for conscious consumers who love design.
Cayley and Andy live in Portland, OR with their four cats, Dagobah, Tatooine, Naboo, and Kashyyyk. They look forward to growing the Made Trade team in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.