For six years, Cindy was co-owner of The Fair Trader, a fair trade retail store in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. A few years after we closed our doors, she realized that she really missed the fair trade world, and started thinking about how to get back in. Baskets are something she always loved, and, when she brought her crazy idea to her husband, Richard, he said, "Sure, why not?" We do ethical shopping events throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest, and just love bringing our beautiful baskets - and the fair trade story - to as many people as possible.
about fair trade
Fair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system.
Fair trade supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods. Fair trade pays a living wage to producers and helps them to work safely and with kindness to the environment.