I love handmade products. I always prefer shopping through a person rather than a huge store. Most people are very aware of Etsy but there are a couple other places I check to look for the handmade things I like to get, from jewelry to soaps to cards.
Zibbet - A community of artisans with unique and wonderful shops
Buy Handmade - Allows people to post a link to their handmade goods website
Art Fire - Artisans around the world craft these fine works of art
For more, click this link to a list of other venues for buying and selling crafts and homemade goods.
Also, I love organic and free trade - nothing is better than from the earth and from well-treated hands. Don't know much about fair trade? See this link. And then this one. And here are FT myths! There are a lot of places to buy fair trade!
Fair Indigo - Stylish and organic clothes for men, women, and children
Anyway, happy shopping and have a great weekend!
Amanda & Cubs