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11-Inch Olive Wood Salad Serving Set with Twisted Handles - Jedando Handicrafts
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9-Inch Handcarved Olive Wood Bowl - Jedando Handicrafts
9-Inch Handcarved Olive Wood Bowl - Jedando Handicrafts $ 29.95
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Bethlehem Olive Wood Nativity - Bethlehem
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Handcrafted Blue Soapstone Hippo - Smolart
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Handcrafted Recycled Telephone Wire Bowl - Galaxy - South Africa
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Party Animal Set - Jedando Handicrafts (H)
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Rhumba Necklace in Lime - Faire Collection
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Our fair trade gift store sells coffee too!

January 12, 2016

After two years promoting and selling hand crafted fair trade products, this past September we celebrated our one year anniversary of selling fair trade coffee and tea as well. Situated in a cozy room, decorated much like a Turkish tea house, Trade Roots' coffee/tea shop has become a popular destination for friends to meet up over a latte, or for tele commuters to take a break and work away from home. The intimate, casual atmosphere has led many people to reserve the room for private parties and book clubs!

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fair trade so much more than coffee!

January 09, 2016

Did you know fair trade is so much more than coffee and sugar? While fair trade and direct trade coffee has been supporting small family farms for decades now, fair trade has expanded to so many beautiful products that reflect a culture and craft of a people. For example, these oil drums were once discarded off the coast of Haiti and now make an incredible work of art for both inside and outside one's home. Gift shops like Trade Roots, show case the culture and talent from artisans all over the world. Fair trade; it's trade not aid!

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Fair trade is so much more than fair wages

December 09, 2015

Trade Roots is fortunate to partner with so many wonderful groups doing great work in developing countries. One such group is Acacia Creations which was founded in 2007, working in rural Kenya. Acacia goes beyond fair trade by creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through their education and healthcare initiatives. They work directly with thousands of craftsmen and women at their Nairobi, Kenya studio and across Asia to improve their skills and product designs. Besides helping Kenyan artisans get their crafts to market, Acacia Creations has helped provide books, uniforms and school supplies as well as been instrumental in forming health and eye clinics as well as raised money to distribute mosquito bedding to all of its employees.

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