Planeterra’s Project Shop
Did you know, you can support Planeterra’s project partners from home?
Below is a list of projects that have the ability to ship products directly to your home. Online orders are not just a great source of revenue for our partners, but it helps them to diversify their income. There’s no need to be on the road – from pillowcases to biodegradable soaps, you can give back to our projects from the comfort of your couch with the click of a button.
Please note that Planeterra is not involved in, or responsible for, any online orders. This page serves as a reference to promote our partners and provide them with a platform for traffic to their online stores.
UbuntuMade, a socially-conscious social enterprise which sells products at Cafe Ubuntu (the workshop is located on the same premises) provides support to women whose children are living with disabilities. Many of UbuntuLife’s products are sold in the United States, and their online store hosts tons of great buys, including tote bags, traditional beaded bracelets, and even something for our four-legged friends!
Looking for handmade pillow cases, napkins, wall hangings, or up-cycled glass platters? Look no further than Tribal Textiles, Planeterra’s project partner in rural Zambia. This textile workshop reinvests 5% of each purchase back into the community, and various patterns also give back to wildlife conservation causes in the South Luangwa valley.
Mi Cafecito is the town’s main cooperative, Coopesarapiquí brings together more than 200 small farmers that produce organic coffee from the four regions of San Carlos, Sarapiqui, Heredia and Alajuela. You can buy their keychains, mugs, and of course, coffee on their website.
The Nyamirambo Women’s Centre in Kigali, Rwanda not only hosts travellers for tours and lunches, employing women in the tourism sector, but also hosts community classes for literacy, computer skills, and handicraft making.Support the women of Nyamirambo by shopping clothing, bags, and other crafts at their online store.
Life Monteverde was started by three farming families in 1990, and has grown into a union of 12 families dedicated to sustainable coffee production, agriculture and education on sustainability in Monteverde, Costa Rica. A Planeterra project partner since 2018, any coffee purchased from their online shop will benefit 130 families in the region.
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, located in Whistler, Canada is home to a training program that empowers Indigenous youth to conduct tours of the centre’s museum and grounds. The space is a celebration of the two Indigenous communities of the region, and teaches local and international visitors about the region’s history. Choose from clothing, water bottles, and other items depicting traditional Indigenous art, handicrafts and music on their online store.
Planeterra provided a grant to kickstart Esencia Andina, a women-owned and run business in Cuzco that produces biodegradable soaps and detergents, as well as natural products such as repellent, alcohol gel, shampoo, creams, lip moisturizer and massage oil. While they mainly source the Inca Trail travellers, you can also purchase their products from their online store.
If you’re a lover of Vietnamese food, look no further than STREETS International, our partner for the Oodles of Noodles tour in Vietnam. They sell their famous recipes in a cookbook which can be purchased online, as well as t-shirts and aprons. Items purchased will support STREETS’ extensive hospitality-training program that works with at-risk youth in Vietnam.
Solheimar is a sustainable community and non-profit organization dedicated to assisting over 100 residents, mostly living with disabilities. Planeterra provided the non-profit with €10,000 to assist with the creation of a cafe. You can purchase decorative ceramics, Icelandic skincare products and coffee!
magdas HOTEL is the first social business hotel in Austria, designed to provide opportunities for migrants that have arrived in Vienna as refugees. This hotel is a true community-powered initiative all hotel furnishings are donated, up-cycled or recycled. You can support the hotel by purchasing gift-certificates for your future stay below (vouchers will be emailed globally). German and Austrian residents can purchase goods from their shop here.
Viaggi Solidali is a social cooperative operating since 2004 that promotes responsible tourism. In 2010, they conceived and developed the Migrantour project in Turin, which has since extended to other cities. Migrantour Rome is part of Viaggi Solidali. Check out their shop that helps support their partners for t-shirts, mugs, bags.
You can also purchase a gift card for a tour in Rome, Turin or Florence here.
Planeterra’s Corporate Partners
By Laura R Holmes
This book explores the lighter side of travel with doses of humour, adventure, and personal transformation. Vacations need not be exclusive to the wealthy; regular people go on adventures too. A portion from every book sold is donated to Planeterra.