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).”

Coasters for Hot Days and Cool Drinks

Coasters from Graf & Lanz, Sesame Letterpress, Natural Home and KikkerlandAs we enter the hottest days of the summer, it’s time to break out the stylish coasters at your next BBQ, pool party or get together. We’ve got traditional Bierfilzls, coasters made from felted wool that is then dyed beautiful hues, Sesame Letterpress’ hand pressed paper coasters with fun and playful designs, cork coasters from Natural Home, the same company that brings us Natural Home Magazine, and finally, Kikkerland’s always irreverent and on trend mustache coasters, also made from cork.

Next time you’re picking up a 6 pack of beer or even just a 6 pack of ginger beer, make sure you check out the coasters we’ve got to go with them. They’re sure to make drinking more fun.