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Become Ethically Elevated with Made Trade, A Sustainable Online Store With Some of the Best Conscious Brands in the World for Men, Women & Home

LifestyleNatalie Kay

Made Trade

The world of ethical shopping is expanding every day. I have a lot of new viewers tell me they are just starting their journey to a more sustainable lifestyle, but one setback most of them seem to have in common is finding the right place to shop. It’s quite overwhelming trying to figure out what products align with your own principles and which are transparent enough for you to support. Made Trade is on the top of my list of places for you to check out first. The website is inviting, wonderfully organized and lovely to look through. It’s inclusive of many different price points, sizes, styles and values so no matter where you are in your sustainable journey, you’ll be sure to fall in love with something. 

Three Reasons to Love Made Trade

Beautifully Curated: The creators, Cayley Pater and Andy Ives, have an eye for style. They met back in 2005 in their Fair Trade Club at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill so they’ve been a part of the conscious movement for a long long time. They have done such an incredible job at picking the best brands and products for us to shop. I love a one-stop shop, and with Made Trade you are able to buy for your living room to your man’s closet under one roof. 

Easy to Shop Your Values: Made Trade makes sure each product covers one {or more} of these values - Sustainable, Fair Trade, Heritage, USA Made & Vegan. Each value has a little symbol that is placed right next to the product so you know exactly what category it falls under. Read more about Made Trade values here.
Great Way to Learn About New Brands: Even being in the industry for almost 5 years and working with hundreds of brands, I’ve found some new ones through Made Trade! I even introduced one of those new brands to my own living space. 

What’s In My Home

Kiliim Rosetta Rug: Fairly designed and handmade in Egypt, this sustainable rug comes with a lot of tradition. Kiliim is an Egyptian social enterprise and lifestyle brand reviving and sustaining local craft of handmade Kilim. They are combining modern designs with ancient technique to create some eye catching and vibrant rugs like the Rosetta shown here. They are all made with quality wool yarn and dyes in Fowwa, a small village near the Nile Delta. The craftspeople are paid a fair wage while being able to continue their craft and share their heritage with people like you and me! I know I will treasure this piece for many years to come.. and maybe get a couple more ;) 

You can also find my slippers, jacket and shoes at Made Trade, too!

Shop the entire Made Trade store & don’t forget to follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date with new products throughout the year! 

Sustainably Supported by Made Trade. As always, all views are genuine & products are truly loved! Help support the brands who support Sustainably Chic, so I can continue to bring you the best in sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle :) Thanks, everyone! #sponsored