At the Fair Emporium, we carry a variety of fair trade products, from chocolates to clothing to home goods. Each purchase at our store empowers artisans and communities from around the world. Here is a selection of the product lines we carry and the stories behind them.
Ganesh Himal Trading Co.
Ganesh Himal has partnered with artisans and communities in Nepal since 1984. The nonprofit works to create sustainable and fair economic opportunities for women and Tibetan refugees by supporting small cottage industries within the country. Proceeds from Ganesh Himal also help send girls to school, bring feminine hygiene to remote villages, and provide earthquake relief.
At the Fair Emporium, we carry Ganesh Himal scarves, knit hats, cloth napkins, and more. Along with their service to Nepal, Ganesh Himal is known for providing quality, handcrafted goods to its customers.
Soapstone Carvings from SMOLart
The SMOLart Self Help Group is centered in Kisii, a community located in Western Kenya near Lake Victoria. Each of SMOLart’s producers of soapstone carvings is a stakeholder in the organization, allowing the members to earn a fair wage, uplift themselves out of poverty, and sustainability manage their community’s resources.
In our shop, we carry a variety of soapstone products, from beautiful decorative sculptures to inspirational paperweights to adorable key chains. Our soapstone pieces are among our most popular products and are known for their unique texture and bright and elegant designs.
K’UL Chocolate is a Minneapolis-based company dedicated to creating nutrient-rich chocolate from sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients. K’UL works directly with farmers in South America to ensure that their chocolate contains the highest quality ingredients while also improving the lives and environments of those who grow it.
At the Fair Emporium, we carry K’UL Chocolate bars packed with superfoods such as pumpkin seeds, pomegranates, and cranberries, as well as other delicious ingredients like pure vanilla and brown sugar. K’UL Chocolate bars are part of many fair trade, ethically sourced chocolates we carry at the Fair Emporium.
These collections are just a small sample of the wide variety of products, artisans, and countries present in our shop. Stop in today for these high quality fair trade products and more!