The air is brisk, leaves are falling from trees — and the malls are shouting “shop here.” This year would you like to enjoy your holiday shopping at a less hectic, less commercialized pace? Then visit the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Fair Trade Boutique to be held during coffee hour (at about 11:30 a.m.) after the church services from November 17 through December 8.
You will find unique and beautiful hand-crafted items for everyone on your gift list, such as mobiles, scarves, wind chimes, jewelry, tree ornaments, baskets and much more made by artisans from 32 countries, all at extremely reasonable prices.
Your purchases will support low-income artisans and farmers. All sale items come from SERRV, a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. What better way can you celebrate the holiday season than by knowing that your purchases enable men and women to earn a fair income, send their children to school, develop projects like community wells and clinics, and create better futures with renewed dignity?
Our assortment of fair-trade items will be only a small percentage of what SERRV offers. Be sure to look at the SERVV consignment catalogs. If you see an item you would like to purchase, fill out the order list in the catalog and we will be sure to provide that item.