Shop Fair-Trade

Reported by Wu Yue, with additional reporting by Benay Brotman, Carolyn Galgano, Deena Guzder, Husna Haq, Jessie Johnston, and Katie Knorovsky

Nothing captures travel memories as well as an authentic, handmade item that represents a country’s history or heritage. Let Traveler’s panel of shopping experts guide you to the best handicraft items in selected countries around the world. In addition to suggestions for craft items to look for while traveling, we’ve included information on organizations that support artisans, and which offer further sources for authentic handicrafts, including online sales. We’ve also provided bargaining and packing tips plus a list of tour companies that feature craft tours (for additional tours, see page 101 in the March 2006 issue of Traveler).

Read the full shopping guide at National Geographic-Traveler

Copyright © 2009 Journalist Deena Guzder