Make a positive impact every time you shop.

We believe we can make the world a more beautiful place by holding ourselves to a higher ethical standard. We call it being “ethically elevated.” It means we put artistry above efficiency. Fair wages above profits. Sustainability above mass production. Quality craftsmanship above mindless consumption. And transparency above everything, as we painstakingly hand-select only the most beautifully-designed, ethically-made goods that put people and our planet first.

And because there’s nothing uglier than unfairness, hidden practices or trickery, we pledge to provide true transparency about the ethically made goods we offer. So you can shop freely, knowing each piece has been responsibly sourced, and expertly handcrafted with sustainable materials. And that the makers and artisans were paid fair wages.

It’s a lofty vision we hope to achieve. But together we can realize it one beautiful, ethical piece at a time.

We're a woman-owned, family-run company.

Cayley Pater and Andy Ives launched Made Trade in 2018 to fix a problem they kept running into — finding beautiful, ethically made and sustainably sourced products for their home and wardrobes was a huge challenge. They thought shopping ethically made and exceptionally designed products should be incredibly simple — so that's why they created Made Trade.

Our Values

Fair Trade

This product is made outside the United States and adheres to international Fair Trade guidelines. The makers and artisans employed to make this product were paid a living wage and provided safe and healthy working conditions. Whenever possible, the materials sourced for this product were local to the region where they were manufactured and eco-friendly practices were used in the manufacturing process.

Handcrafted

Handcrafted products are made by hand by makers and artisans in the United States and around the world. Often, these are products made using slow processes and generations-old traditional techniques or art forms that are in decline or in danger of being lost forever.

Made in USA

This product was responsibly made in the United States. At Made Trade it's not enough for a product to just be "USA made," it must also adhere to responsible sourcing of materials used and fair pay and safe working conditions of the person(s) who created it. Made Trade only curates USA made brands who pay fair and living wages to their makers; provide safe and healthy working conditions; source materials locally wherever possible; prioritize sustainable growth for their business, and implement eco-friendly practices.

People of Color Owned

People of Color Owned products come from a business, company or non-profit where 51% or more of the company who makes the product is owned or run by a Black, Indigenous, or Person(s) of Color. Diversity is often hard to come by in the ethical fashion and conscious consumerism space. Made Trade feels it is crucial we allow our customers to search for and easily find products and brands that are POC-Owned. Celebrating diversity and highlighting underrepresented communities in business is core to Made Trade’s mission.

Sustainable Materials

At Made Trade, products made with Sustainable Materials are made with earth-friendly and responsibly harvested raw materials like GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, linen, and hemp. These products are intentionally designed to create minimal environmental impact.

Recycled / Upcycled

Recycled and Upcycled products are made from materials that would otherwise be discarded — including products made from recycled plastics, manufacturing byproducts like upcycled bamboo sawdust, recycled glass, and deadstock fabrics.

Vegan

This product contains zero animal products or byproducts. At Made Trade we only curate vegan products from brands that use natural materials as sustainably as possible, do not use polyurethane or other synthetic faux leather materials (and use alternatives like plant-based faux leathers, such as Piñatex or mushroom leather), and implement fair business practices with their suppliers and their employees.

Women Owned

This product is from a women-owned business — meaning at least 51% of the company or non-profit who makes this product is owned or run by individual(s) identifying as women. Celebrating diversity and highlighting underrepresented communities in business is core to Made Trade’s mission.