5 ethically made Mother’s Day gifts for empowered women

5 ethically made Mother’s Day gifts for empowered women

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re shopping for your mother, grandmother, wife, or aunt, the ONE Store is stocked with thoughtful gifts that are the perfect fit for the important women in your life. PLUS, these gifts contribute to economic empowerment for women throughout Africa! We hand-picked a few of our favorites below:

1. ABLE scarves

When a woman earns a living wage, she is able to invest in herself, her family, and her community. Our friends at ABLE, the ethical lifestyle brand that brought us these scarves, were so inspired by that idea that they created this beautiful, unique scarf. Made from 100% Ethiopian cotton, it’s hand-crafted by female artisans who receive fair wages for their work, and screen printed with their powerful messages about how opportunity transformed their lives.

2. Daphne bracelets

We love items that are more than what they seem. That’s why these 31Bits bracelets — with beads are made from recycled paper! — caught our eyes immediately. Not only are they made from unexpected materials, but the skilled artisans who craft them earn more than just a living wage — they also have access to micro-financing and mentorship opportunities.

3. ‘None of us are equal’ t-shirt

Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men — nowhere. But the gender gap is wider for women living in extreme poverty. ONE created the Poverty is Sexist campaign to draw attention to that injustice — and to inspire our members with the fact that, truly, none of us are equal until all of us are equal. Grab this soft cotton tee for a powerful woman in your life — and maybe one for yourself, too!

4. ONE Moleskine notebook

Your mother can put pen to paper on her ambitious, game-changing ideas with our exclusive Moleskine notebook! Featuring our signature “Actions Speak Louder” slogan and ONE logo, this notebook will inspire her every times she uses it. It comes with a built-in bookmark and collapsable inner pocket.


5. ONE x Camfed beaded bracelets

A quality education is the foundation of a successful career. That’s why we teamed up with Relate and Camfed to make these exclusive beaded bracelets. Sales from each and every one benefit Camfed, an organization dedicated to tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalised girls to go to school and succeed and by empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

Bonus: The inspi(RED) t-shirt!

If these gifts left you feeling inspired, you’re not alone! That’s why we wanted to give a shoutout to this exclusive tee, brought to us by (RED). A portion of each purchase supports (RED)’s effort to fight HIV/AIDS through the Global Fund — a program that has saved 22 million lives to date! Grab one for your mother (or for yourself!) and keep inspiring the change you wish to see in the world.


Mother’s Day is a special time to celebrate the brilliant, badass women in your life. And by purchasing a gift from the ONE Store, you can also make an impact in the lives of skilled female artisans and entrepreneurs throughout Africa. Shop now!


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