Buy The Change is an online retailer of gifts that make a difference. Founded in 2011 by Kari Hughes and Shanan Bunzendahl, Buy The Change partners with artisans and NGOs around the world to bring their handmade products to the American market. All items are ethically made and always fairly traded. As a socially conscious brand and certified B Corporation, Buy The Change is focused on commerce as a long-term, grassroots solution to issues faced by women in developing countries.
Hughes and Bunzendahl started Buy The Change to make a difference for women and girls in the developing world who are struggling to gain financial independence and equality. The founders have traveled extensively to meet and develop relationships with the women who make Buy The Change’s products.
Buy The Change now also includes the Buy The Change Foundation, a non-profit organization that financially supports female-focused charities in the US and abroad. A portion of every sale from the Buy The Change online store is donated to the Foundation.