Peita Gardiman just launched Ethikl this year because:
...after finding that, no matter how hard we tried we couldn’t buy anything in the shops and be confident it hadn’t been made by a child or some poor worker being ripped off in a developing country or wasn’t filled with harmful chemicals. Combined with this we have always been fascinated by markets. They are a kaleidoscope of entertainment, community, and commerce.
Australia-based Ethikl features hundreds of designers selling organic, fair trade, and eco-friendly handmade wares. Right now, they seem to include mostly Australian sellers, but many of these folks will ship internationally, and they're open to artists from anywhere.
Are you planning a handmade holiday? I'd love to hear about where you're shopping and what you're making in the comments!
Images via Ethikl. Used with permission.