Fair Trade Woolens from Lost Horizons

lost horizons 1 lost horizons 2 lost horizons 3Lost Horizons is a Lummi Island based company that has been working with a womens’ cooperative in Nepal for over 20 years. Each year, these women create new patterns and styles of hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and handwarmers which they then knit by hand for Lost Horizons. We carry their woolen goods every year and every year they sell out. They are great impulse buys on a rainy day and also great gifts. Each item is also lined with fleece, making it extra warm and cozy and keeping anything from getting too itchy.

Calendars from Small Changes Are Here!

calendar 1 calendar 2It’s that time of year again. We have a beautiful assortment of wall calendars, boxed calendars, engagement calendars and planners.Our calendars come from Small Changes, a company out of Seattle that we’ve worked with for over a decade. They always have the most diverse selection of calendars for us to choose from, and that makes it easier to bring you the best calendars out there! Come browse the selection and pick up one that you love. Calendars also make great gifts!

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New T-Shirts from Fluffy Co.

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“FluffyCo is a medley of individuals who produce sustainable and design-driven products out of a blue painted loft in San Francisco’s Mission District.

With humble beginnings in 2005 we have since flourished but remained true to our philosophy. FluffyCo’s wish is to provide sustainable products that are all fabricated in the USA. FluffyCo can be found in over 300 US and worldwide retailers including small boutiques and retail giants like Modcloth. FluffyCo can also be found through our own online store, where we offer a full range of our products. Fresh designs can be found every Spring and Fall and are often nature inspired with an urban twist.

We pride ourselves on collaborating with small and family-owned businesses to complete the production line. We always consider the environmental aspects of design, using minimal packaging, local production, water based inks (as opposed to plastic based), and often use eco + organic materials. All that and we still offer our products at an affordable price.

What Makes FluffyCo Special We are a small business that is environmentally conscious and design oriented. Not always following trends, but taking the road less traveled. We are quirky and wild with a thirst for innovation and resourcefulness.”

Knit Mitts from Texture Clothing

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Fair Trade Items from SERRV

serrv scarf serrv soup bowls serrv bike basket“SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide.

At SERRV, every product has a true story behind it. These stories are uplifting. They are about freedom from poverty and achieving basic human rights, such as access to food, shelter, education, and basic health care. And they are stories about equality and dignity for all people.

For 63 years, SERRV has practiced core values that create positive change through lasting partnerships and trust. We believe in building environmental, economic, and social sustainability. We esteem culture traditions that nurture the human spirit. We aim for the highest quality of products and service, we invest in sharing information with those we serve, and we value our national network of volunteers who bring our mission to life.

SERRV works to eradicate poverty through our direct connections with low-income artisans and farmers. We market their crafts and foods, find joint solutions to their challenges, and help them grow and embrace the future. One of the first alternative trade organizations in the world, SERRV is a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (formerly IFAT) and a founding member of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF).”

Fun, fun, fun! new socks from Happy Socks

HS2 HS3 HS4“Happy Socks are manufactured in Turkey at a family-owned factory that have been in the business for more than 30 years. Happy Sock tights are manufactured in Italy, where production is renowned for its high quality. Some specific items and collaborations are also produced across the world in various locations. The factories maintain respectful working environments in accordance with International Labour Laws and Standards, and are visited frequently. Most socks are unisex, made from combed cotton.

In a traditional world of black, grey, and blue dress socks, fashion socks stand out from the crowd, displaying a more creative look. Checked, striped, dotted, or any other design you can think of, these socks can be worn in accompaniment with dress shoes, sneakers, or even a tuxedo in formal wear. Fashion socks are also perfectly at home in casual wear, adding a piece of colourful flare to blue jeans and a T-shirt.”

New from Cuppow: BNTO Canning Jar Lunchbox Adaptor

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  •  BNTO (ben-toh) is Cuppow’s newest canning jar adapter for bringing food with you on the go! They took inspiration from Japanese bento boxes and created a conveniently shaped insert that separates a canning jar into two compartments so you can mix or dip like a champ.
  • Made from BPA/BPS-free rigid plastic. Reusable and dishwasher safe.
  • Product and Packaging made in the USA, from 100% recycled materials.
  • 6-ounce BNTO lunchbox adaptor for use with a wide mouth canning jar (We sell single wide mouth jars-pint or quart-separately).