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An online store specializing in ethical products made by businesses fighting human trafficking, exploitation, and marginalization.
An online store specializing in ethical products made by businesses fighting human trafficking, exploitation, and marginalization.
53 backers pledged $4,076 to help bring this project to life.

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First, thank you for taking an interest in what we are creating! 

We want to create an online space where we sell ethical products made by businesses fighting human trafficking, exploitation, and marginalization. We want to share their stories and give conscience shoppers a place to shop. Our purchases say something about us. They say something about our style, but they also say something about our values. If you're like us, you care about how workers are treated in the process of making the products we use. We want Kairos Traders to be somewhere you can land and feel comfortable with the products you are buying. We would love to invite you to be part of this project launching!

TELL ME ABOUT THE BUSINESSES YOU PARTNER WITH

Each of the businesses we partner with is committed to engaging the issues of human trafficking and exploitation. One way these businesses engage these issues is by bringing employment to communities that are impoverished and vulnerable to human trafficking and exploitation. Poverty is, unfortunately, a huge contributor to exploitation and we want to bring employment to help solve this issue. Another way businesses are addressing this issue is by hiring survivors of exploitation with the desire to see them empowered through their employment. We have had the privilege of getting to know these businesses and their work is what inspires us!

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PRODUCTS?

What we don't want is to be a pity purchase; something you buy because of the story and then stick in a drawer and forget about. That's why the products we carry are high-quality, beautiful, and something you will enjoy using! Many of the products are made with sustainable or reclaimed materials. Our purchases have power and we want to encourage people to join us in our story and be part of something bigger than ourselves.

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE MONEY?

As a non-profit social enterprise staffed by volunteers, we have a unique opportunity to really use these funds to further our work. Of course, a portion of the money we raise will go towards processing fees, shipping and fulfilling the pledges. With the remaining funds, we will be able to buy inventory to launch our online store well and grow it to serve the community of conscientious shoppers that we want to partner with!

Women's Anna Wallet
Women's Anna Wallet

 

Women's Anna Wallet - Concrete
Women's Anna Wallet - Concrete

 

Men's Wallet
Men's Wallet

 

Legacy Journal
Legacy Journal

 

Essential Oils Bag
Essential Oils Bag

  

Essential Oils Bag (inside)
Essential Oils Bag (inside)

 

Let It Not Be Said T-shirt
Let It Not Be Said T-shirt

 

Laxmi Scarf
Laxmi Scarf

 

Laxmi Scarf
Laxmi Scarf

 

Laxmi Scarf
Laxmi Scarf

 

Baby Duck
Baby Duck

 

Day Bundle
Day Bundle

 

Elizabeth Bag
Elizabeth Bag

 

Saru Messenger Bag
Saru Messenger Bag

 

Anita Tote
Anita Tote

 

Chic Bundle
Chic Bundle

 

Adventure Bundle (doesn't include Anita tote or travel bag)
Adventure Bundle (doesn't include Anita tote or travel bag)

 

Weekender Duffle Bag
Weekender Duffle Bag

 

Angel Bundle
Angel Bundle

 

Risks and challenges

Ultimately, we want you to enjoy the reward you receive from us.

We work with a lot of unique products and upcycled materials, so we can't always guarantee what colors/patterns are available. When that applies to a particular reward we have stated that in the reward details.

We realize that this isn't always convenient and that may mean we aren't the best fit for you. We do hope you enjoy these products as much as we do!

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    Thank You Email

    You will receive an email from us thanking you for your contribution!

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    Kairos Traders Logo Stickers

    You will receive 5 of our Kairos Traders logo stickers for your car, laptop, water bottle, and friends.

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    Fun Bracelets

    You will receive 5 fun and unique bracelets.

    +We cannot guarantee which patterns you will receive.

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    Baby Duck

    You will receive a decorative wooden duck that will be the perfect fit for your home.

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    Comfortable Manab Cap

    You will receive a Manab cap (in black, grey, or navy blue), which is cozy, comfortable and reversible. On it is an inspirational quote.

    +When our project is complete we will reach out to you to get your color preference. However, we cannot guarantee all our colors will be available.

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    Essential Oils Bag

    You will receive an Essential Oils Bag. This zippered case is an attractive and convenient way to store or transport your essential oils, with interior padding and eight elastic holders inside to keep each bottle secure. Fits most standard small essential oil bottles.

    +We cannot guarantee which pattern you will receive.

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    Men's Wallet

    You will receive a men's wallet that is made from an upcycled bike tire. It is SUPER cool and unique!

    +All of these wallets are black with a stripe of color. We cannot guarantee the color of the stripe.

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    Legacy Journal

    You will receive a unique Legacy journal, which features a side zip pocket, perfect for storing pens and pencils. These journals are available in a variety of fun fabrics and make great gifts!

    +We cannot guarantee which pattern you will receive.

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    Women's Anna Wallet - Concrete

    You will receive a women's Anna wallet. This wallet is made from upcycled concrete bags. It is SUPER cool and unique!

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    Let It Not Be Said T-shirt

    You will receive our custom T-shirt that reads "Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me." Show off your support of anti-human trafficking and exploitation work!

    +We will contact you to get your t-shirt size.

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    Women's Anna Wallet

    You will receive a women's Anna wallet. Like the men's version, this wallet is made from upcycled bike tire. It is SUPER cool and unique!

    +All of these wallets are black with a stripe of color. We cannot guarantee the color of the stripe.

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    Laxmi Scarf

    The Laxmi scarf is an infinity scarf made from a sustainable and ultra soft organic cotton/bamboo blend. The braid is trimmed with the traditional Nepali fabric Dhaka. Colors are green, blue, and black.

    +When our project is complete we will reach out to you to get your color preference. However, we cannot guarantee all our colors will be available.

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    Elizabeth Bag

    You will receive an Elizabeth bag. This eco-friendly bag is made out of a reclaimed concrete bag.

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    Day Bundle

    You will receive:
    1) A comfortable Manab cap
    2) A travel bag
    3) Men's wallet or women's wallet
    4) 5 bracelets
    5) 5 Kairos Traders stickers

    +We cannot guarantee which patterns you will receive for some of these products.

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    Anita Tote

    You will receive an Anita Tote. This tote is made out of durable cotton canvas and accented with traditional Nepali Dhaka fabric. It's perfect for a 13" laptop or tablet and it comes with an interior phone pocket and exterior zip pocket.

    +We cannot guarantee which pattern (at the top of the tote) you will receive for this product.

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    Messenger Bag

    You will receive a Messenger Bag. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable and won't slip. The Messenger Bag fits most 13" laptops and tablets.
    It has an interior secure zippered pocket and 2 external pockets under the flap for phone, pens and pencils.

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    Chic Bundle

    Thank you so much! We are really grateful to have you partnered with us as we launch our ethical store that is focused on freedom!

    You will receive:
    1) Anita Tote
    2) Anna Wallet
    3) Laxmi Scarf
    4) "Let It Not Be Said" T-shirt
    5) 5 Kairos Traders stickers

    +We cannot guarantee which patterns you will receive for some of these products.

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    Adventure Bundle

    Thank you so much! We are really grateful to have you partnered with us as we launch our ethical store that is focused on freedom!

    You will receive:
    1) Weekender Duffle Bag
    2) Comfortable Manab cap
    3) Legacy Journal
    4) "Let It Not Be Said" T-shirt
    5) 5 Kairos Traders stickers

    +We cannot guarantee which pattern you will receive for some of these products.

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    Gift Bag Bundle

    Thank you so much! We are really grateful to have you partnered with us as we launch our ethical store that is focused on freedom!

    You will receive:
    1) Weekender Duffle Bag
    2) Anita Tote
    3) Messenger Bag
    4) Elizabeth Bag
    5) 5 Kairos Traders Stickers

    +We cannot guarantee which pattern you will receive for some of these products.

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    Angel Bundle

    Thank you so much! We are really grateful to have you partnered with us as we launch our ethical store that is focused on freedom!

    You will receive:
    1) Weekender Duffle Bag
    2) Messenger Bag
    3) Elizabeth Bag
    4) Legacy Journal
    5) Men's or Women's Wallet
    6) Anita Tote
    7) "Let It Not Be Said" T-shirt
    8) 20 bracelets
    9) 20 Kairos Traders Stickers

    +We cannot guarantee which pattern you will receive for some of these products.

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Funding period

- (35 days)