Peace Shoppe

Here are some links for traditional and nontraditional gift buying that will benefit good projects and charities.  Please send me other links if you know of any.

Peace Arts is located in the Peace Center of the Red Victorian
and features over 50 original T-shirt and poster designs (as well as notecards, mugs and other items) by Sami Sunchild, all created to inspire, promote and encourage you to make a better world.
Come visit us when you are in San Francisco! We are located in the Haight-Ashbury, near Golden Gate Park.  If you have a question regarding your order, please contact us at
or you may call us at 1-415-864-1978 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday, PST, and ask for Andy or Mike.  Sami Sunchild can be reached directly at
.  Web site http://www.peacearts.comCanadian Centres for Teaching Peace receives a 25% commission on every order placed from our link to Peace Arts.

PEOPLink (Handmade gifts from international grassroots artisans, nonprofit).  PEOPLink is a non-profit organization helping talented producers in remote communities all over the world market their products on the Internet. We are building a global network of Trading Partners (TPs) that, in turn, provide services to several community-based artisan producer groups.  Visit

Novica (Handcrafts and arts from all over the world sold with the philosophy of using the internet to provide better prices to third world artisans.)  NOVICA unites you with more than 1,000 extraordinary artists around the world. Read about their lives, explore their fascinating cultures, and select from more than 8,500 handcrafted works of art. Visit

Marketplace: Handwork of India (clothing and linen made by women's cooperatives in India).  MarketPlace Artisans create exclusive designs with echoes of exotic India but with a modern functionality and flair. Clothing, accessories, home interiors and gift items are all handmade using traditional, labor-intensive techniques.

The Feminist Majority Foundation's Afghan women's crafts (made in Pakistan by women who have escaped Afghanistan).

Charity Gifts - A site for buying gifts from numerous, mainly British charities:

Fellowship of Reconciliation Gifts and Books

SEVA Foundation ("gifts of service"-you donate money to support a weaver, an operation on a blind person, etc., in someone's name )

Ecomall offers links to sites that offer ecologically designed gifts:

International Wildlife Coalition gifts:

" is committed to providing socially and environmentally responsible products, services and information to improve the quality of our world"

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