We have always been proponents of handmade, beautifully crafted design. In our continued efforts to fight mass-production and poor working conditions we cannot ignore the plethora of emerging independent artists right here at home of whom we'd love to support and share with our customer base.
We are proud to announce the expansion of our curated collection of fair trade, handmade products from all around the world to include local individuals and their coveted talents created in small studios and often times their own homes.
Sure to impress, we will be releasing new artists, makers and shakers with awe-inspiring products you won't want to miss.
Fair Trade goods are made by artisans around the world in developing countries. Under the fair trade movement they enjoy fair wages and healthy working conditions. This creates better lives and the opportunity for the artisans to develop sustainability within their communities.
The fair trade system strengthens the skills of the producers to grow and become self sufficient in the international trading arena. By connecting consumers more directly to producers in developing countries and reducing middle men, the local artisans make livable wages, and the consumers enjoy products that are backed by a unique story and history. It is a mutually beneficial relationship that leads to a more just international trading system, as well as a greater cultural understanding across boundaries.
Fair Trade has seen tremendous growth in the past decade indicating that consumers have become more conscious of how and where they spend their money.
What better way to give than from one's hands to another. Our spirited handmade store offers gift ideas that support communities and connect cultures. Stories are shared through our handmade gifts from all over the world. Shop Handmade Gift Ideas >
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is a market based approach to solving social, economic and environmental injustice. Under Fair Trade standards, producers in developing countries are afforded economic opportunities to better their living conditions and have more control over their own lives. At the same time, environmental sustainability is given high priority as a key element in growth for current and future generations. Learn more about Fair Trade >
Some products may have slight variations in design and size - this is a natural occurrence in handcrafted goods.