The Village Country Store: Fair Trade Store
Some folks are wondering what exactly is Fair Trade? ...and why exactly does where we purchase our goods even matter?
Fair Trade is ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE, BEAUTIFUL & GOOD FOR THE PLANET!
It's Social Buying - The Village Country Store is a Fair Trade Store. From far-away farms & village marts to your shopping cart, products that bear Fair Trade Certified are from farmers, artisans & workers who are justly compensated. Goods and money are exchanged in 'EQUAL' Fair Trade for consumers goods.
It's a 'WE thing! It takes a village, a town, community, and all the folks in-between and over and around the world to make this work.
It's Ethical - With Fair Trade, ethical purchases are accomplished with the money you spend on day-to-day goods and improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives! Health, Medicine, Food, Shelter, ...even running water, all the basics that we take for granted are accomplished through fair trade purchases.
It's Sustainable - Every fair trade purchase you make helps producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions & promotes sustainability. (that means no child and slave labor or unsafe working conditions.) - Oh, and it means that you know exactly where your products are coming from and how they got there!
It's Beautiful - Our store has complete profiles of all the artisans we support through our store. Together, we can all be a part of a just and ethical movement that greatly impacts so many in need. Choose Products that Change Lives.
Thank you for choosing Fair Trade.
Thank you for shopping The Village Country Store.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead