Our Story and Mission

Redemption Market is an ethical boutique where every purchase supports a cause. We connect customers who want to make meaningful purchases with artisans who benefit from dignified work. From around the world, we source fair trade and sustainable handbags, jewelry, clothing and home goods that carry a special meaning.

Founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 2013 by Rhonda LaBatt, Redemption Market now partners with over a dozen organizations, representing change around the world. Every purchase makes a difference and is a step toward complete freedom.

The name Redemption comes from the idea of taking some of the darkest, saddest situations on earth- those that some intended for evil, and redeeming them for good. To redeem the dignity stolen from a trafficked girl...to redeem the purpose of someone trapped in a cycle of poverty. This is something that is nearly impossible for one person to accomplish, but working together we can really make an impact.

We sell in the Phoenix area at The Merchantile in Scottsdale, on Saturdays at The Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market, and various pop-up events.

How do we choose our products? These are some of the most important considerations for us:

fair trade + sustainable

made by independent and local artists

come from women-owned businesses

employ refugees

support women rescued from trafficking

build schools in developing countries

offer dignified employment

are beneficial to our world and environment


To learn more about some of our current partnerships, check out the following links:

Amsha |  educates and employs six women’s co-ops and several independent artisans in Africa by providing skills training and a market connection
JOYN  |  offers dignified employment and community development programs to the marginalized of India
Swahili Coast  |  partners with artisans in East Africa to design and craft adventure-ready goods
Serrv  |  fights global poverty through fair and ethical trade
Blue Planet Eco-Eyewear  |  provides eye exams and glasses for every pair of sunglasses sold
Acacia Creations  creates jobs, provides training, and gives back to communities in Africa through education and healthcare initiatives
P.F. Candle Co  |  US made soy candles + give back to local causes such as ending homelessness, empowering women, and fighting hunger.
Imani Collective  | cultivates holistic empowerment and opportunity in Kenya
Starfish Project  | helps exploited women in Asia experience freedom, establish independence and develop careers
Bee Bella  |  provides funding to research the honey bee epidemic, sources only organic ingredients
founder Rhonda LaBatt with daughter Savina
Redemption Market founder Rhonda LaBatt