Fair Trade Winds
Learn more about our partners at Fair Trade Winds
We are excited to partner with Fair Trade Winds business. We have a beautiful NEW Faire Collection of jewelry made by artisans from Ecuador and Vietnam. Fair Trade Winds provides something a typical shopping experience doesn’t – unique gifts with purpose. Shoppers can feel confident that a significant percentage of their purchase goes directly to the artisans and farmers who created it, all over the world.
Purchasing fair trade products marks a distinguished path towards equality, sustainability, and positive change. This direct, non-discriminatory relationship helps artisans, families, and communities become self-sustaining. We provide a market for fair trade commodities and crafts so artisans and farmers can improve their lives. They are given the tools to invest time and money into their talents, land, families, community, healthcare, and education.
Faire Jewelry Collection
The perfect gift that gives back (even if you’re just buying a gift for yourself!) Lots of fashionable designs including beaded hoop earrings, nature-inspired silver earrings, eco-friendly tagua earrings and pearl earrings – all handmade and nickel-free.
A Fair Trade Beginning
We were familiar with fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate through buying and selling these products at our church for many years, through Lutheran World Relief. But where could we buy other fair trade products and gifts? Our curiosity lead us to discover the Fair Trade Federation of North America, and we immediately connected with a committed group of fair trade wholesalers and who work with countless artisan groups in various parts of the world. We wanted to share and promote these beautiful, handmade treasures in the communities in which we live and work, so that fair trade products could be more easily accessible to everyone.
Owners Lois and Paul Culler
We started small by selling products locally at fairs, events, and churches. Eventually, we invested in a retail space and Fair Trade Winds was born. Today, our extended family operates six stores which are an integral part of a cooperative effort to benefit farmers, artisans, and the environment.