Fall is here, the holiday season is fast approaching, and you’ll want to start thinking about holiday gifts. One new “find” is a new marketplace from eBay, called: WorldofGood.com! This site was created by eBay and World of Good, Inc. and the product you’ll find here were selected for the positive social impact they have on the people who create them, and also on the environment.
Many products on the site are fair trade certified and are either made by impoverished artisans from or farmed by small farmer cooperatives in the third world. For example, this set of colorful Masai Bangles (just $12.50 with free shipping).
Most of the products on WorldofGood.com are also created from recycled, reclaimed and/or sustainable materials, creating an eco-friendlier impact on the planet than using all brand new materials. In fact, many products available on WorldofGood.com are considered “upcycled” products, new products created out of partial or full materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
eBay is offering other ways for you to shop for the holidays and do good, as well. eBay “Giving Works” is eBay’s program for charity listings. It connects people with causes they care about to facilitate convenient and trusted fundraising. Buyers can shop, knowing that proceeds from these listings each benefit a notable nonprofit.
MicroPlace is the world’s first and only online brokerage specializing in socially responsible investments that alleviate poverty. This holiday, give the gift that can change someone’s life by investing in the working poor of the world.