At Made Trade, the products we source embody the values we stand behind.
Made Trade helps you discover fairly traded products, handcrafted by artisans around the world. Our fair trade partners are committed to paying living wages, providing safe working conditions, and sourcing materials locally wherever possible. We work with brands who are fair trade certified and who follow fair trade guidelines or exceed them.
Made Trade curates handcrafted products from makers around the world that support traditional artisan techniques and preserve cultural heritage. As mass production continues to grow across a variety of industries around the world, many centuries-old techniques are being replaced by machine-made versions, and as a result these skills are at risk of being lost. Discover heritage crafted products on Made Trade and join the movement to help preserve these ancient art forms that have been passed down for generations.
Diversity and representation are extremely important to Made Trade. Diversity can sometimes be hard to come by in the ethical fashion and conscious consumerism space. We feel it is crucial that we allow our customers to search for products and brands that are POC-Owned. Celebrating diversity and highlighting underrepresented communities in business is core to Made Trade’s mission.
Sustainable products are intentionally designed to create minimal negative environmental impact. The sustainable brands carried on Made Trade are committed to responsible sourcing and ecological sustainability by harvesting raw materials in the most earth-friendly ways possible. This may include upcycling or recycling plastic, incorporating reclaimed materials, or using responsibly sourced, natural materials such as plant and mineral-based dyes.
Made Trade is based in Portland, Oregon and we intentionally curate amazing products from makers and ethical manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest, and across the United States. To us, USA made is not just about where a product is made — it's also about the responsible sourcing and manufacturing of materials and ensuring workers are compensated fairly. By shopping USA Made, we can increase demand for domestically made and ethically produced goods and help revive endangered, or even lost industries in the United States.
When you discover a vegan product on Made Trade, you can be assured it contains no animal products or byproducts whatsoever. We require full transparency with all the products sold on Made Trade. Vegan products are responsibly sourced, intentionally curated, and made with earth-friendly materials that are completely animal-free.
We celebrate women owned businesses every day on Made Trade. In fact a large majority of the products we carry are made by and a majority of the brands we partner with are owned by women. We throw everything behind women entrepreneurs and businesses and want to see them all flourish and succeed. Made Trade is also a women owned business and our founder Cayley is passionate about women succeeding in business.
HOW WE CURATE
Made Trade curates the best selection of fair trade, sustainable, vegan, USA made and heritage products from makers and artisans around the world.
Each business we partner with goes through a thorough screening process. We review fair labor practices, sustainability initiatives, the brand’s impact on traditional art forms, or commitment to reviving age-old, earth-friendly industries that are in decline. Our mission is to have every brand on Made Trade exhibit the best of what it means to care for people and the planet.
Think your brand belongs on Made Trade? We’d love to hear from you. Send an email to email@example.com and we’ll be in touch.