Shopping for a Change® (SFAC) is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to empowering indigenous artisans (predominantly women) from economically disadvantaged communities around the world, raising their standards of living, subsidizing both community improvement projects abroad and U.S. based charitable organizations, all while further encouraging a sense of social consciousness amongst consumers.
SFAC was established to create an extended global marketplace for fair trade products produced by artisans, artisan co-ops, and companies that employ these artisans. Working in symphony with over 55 partners in 30 countries we help educate artisans on competing in a world marketplace, while helping preserve local handicraft traditions, all while following fair trade principles. It is through these endeavors that SFAC is Empowering others, transforming lives®
The artisans are paid up front for their work according to terms they set. All products are made in accordance with fair trade principles. Half of SFAC’s net proceeds fund Community Improvement Projects abroad in our artisans' communities, focused on clean water, health care and education. The other half is directed to various U.S.-based nonprofit organizations chosen by the consumer at checkout.