About Our Fair Trade Gift Store
Greater World Gifts is First Congregational Church's Fair Trade Store
It is open Sundays after worship from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and before all of the Duke's Concerts!
With fair trade items from over 30 countries, your purchase is an investment in dignity, sustainability, education and hope around the world.
Some of the current items at the Greater World Gift Store
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is a market-based approach to connecting marginalized artisans and producers to trade in a responsible manner. Many times, marginalized artisans do not have the knowledge or tools to participate in trade, and as a result, they are at risk of either being exploited or losing their art. Fair Trade principles require fair wages for artisans and creation of sustainable jobs in safe working conditions, promoting eco-friendly products and practices, and eliminating child labor.
Why Your Purchase Matters
Every time you purchase a fair trade product, you are buying a story of equality, transparency, and respect. When you but such goods, you are openly expressing your values. Fair trade is nothing more than simply being fair. Your purchase becomes a step forward towards the eradication of poverty, while creating higher standards of living.