Mercado Global don't just sell wonderful things, they do wonderful things too. Set up in 2004 by two college students who, upon returning from a trip to Latin America where they witnessed the debilitating poverty first hand, knew they needed to help make a change from ground level. Today they help 400 artisans across Guatamala sell their products in retail stores across North America and online. In an attempt to break the cycle of poverty that so many charities struggle to overcome, Global Mercado educates and supports women primarily and with amazing results. Last year, 2,000 children were in school thanks to the income their mother's received through working with the initiative.
Here's a small selection of the amazing do-gooding goodies on offer, for more homewares, accessories and jewellery, visit Global Mercado.
Pin stripe cushion; €46. Brocade clutch bag; €58. Tie-dyed cushion; €49.
Brocade cushion; €60. Tie-dyed clutch; €31.50. Striped weekend bag; €207.You might also like; The Sustainable Water Bottle.