Our mission is to help low income Craft Producers in Developing Nations market their crafts in the United States. We fulfill this mission now by purchasing these crafts directly from the people who make them - the Producers - and retailing them to you in our webstores on Amazon and eBay. We also sell at Gem Shows, Bead Shows, Quilt Shows, and County Fairs all over Northern California. Just click on the SHOW SCHEDULE link at the top of this page.
We sell only Fair Trade Crafts. We believe this is the best way to end poverty around the world. Fair trade is a system of exchange that seeks to create greater equity and partnership in international trading. By approaching development as a whole process (rather than just a fair price), fair trade organizations cultivate partnerships with their suppliers and contribute to the development of communities. Fair trade is not about charity; it uses a fairer system of exchange to empower producers and to create sustainable, positive change.
We believe in the principles of the Fair Trade Federation. Their values include: Trade as a Force for Positive Change, Respectful Partnerships, Community, Sustainable Practices, Fullest Commitment, and Consumer Knowledge
We have many items in these stores that we also carry at our events. We also have many new items that you will not see in our booth. Just click on the ONLINE SHOPPING link at the top of this page.
Our Amazon store is still in development, but our eBay & Etsy stores have over 200 items for sale.
To see more pictures and descriptions of the items we sell at shows just click on the Producer Profile link at the top of this page.