The Fair Trade Federation announced that 8 new members, all fully committed to Fair Trade, have joined in the past few months:Cafe Justo/Just Coffee is a coffee wholesaler and retailer based in Douglas, AZ, importing and selling coffee from a member-owned grower cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico. www.justcoffee.org
Pure Art is a retailer located in Vaudreuil, QC, offering sustainable hand-crafted alternatives to fashion and home decor while sharing with clients how their purchases have a positive global impact. Stop by the store if you’re in the Montreal area, or visit Pure Art online at www.pureart.ca
Sinko Corp., based in Los Gatos, CA, works with a women’s cooperative in India to produce Toockies– hand-knit, reusable organic cotton and jute scrub cloths. Visit Sinko Corp. online and order Toockies at www.toockies.com
Olina Faire is a home party business based in Salem, WI, selling exclusively fair trade products. Their innovative sales model seeks to expand the fair trade market and educate about fair trade. www.olinafaire.com
Lost Horizons is a wholesaler based in Bellingham, WA, working with women’s cooperatives in Nepal that create hand-knitted accessories and clothing.
ARZU STUDIO HOPE works with marginalized women’s groups in Afghanistan who create amazingly intricate rugs and the popular Peace Cord bracelet. ARZU is based in Chicago. www.arzustudiohope.org
Twigz / Maisha is a dual-branded company based in Abbotsford, BC. Twigz/Maisha works directly with artisans in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda and sells wholesale as well as retail. Visit Twigz at www.buytwigz.com and Maisha at www.buymaisha.com
Rosemary Grove is a retail store in Kirkwood, MO, selling a wide range of fair trade gifts. Drop by the store to say hello if you’re in the area, or visit Rosemary Grove online at www.rosemarygrove-online.com
Fair Trade Federation, the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to Fair Trade, counts around 250 members in the U.S. and Canada.
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