Fair Trade Store
An ongoing project of the World Mission and Denominational Concerns Committee is a fair trade store in the church building that is open year round.
The Fair Trade Store is typically open each Sunday from 9:30 to 12:30, and by appointment. The store is located on the first floor in room 103 by the library and restrooms, and is stocked with jewelry, folk art, coffee, tea, chocolate, household goods, and much more!
A pool of 24 volunteers work in the FTS, with two volunteers working most Sundays and four volunteers each Sunday in November and December.
We look forward to welcoming you to the FPC Fair Trade Store!
What is “fair trade”?
Fair trade is an arrangement designed to help producers in growing countries achieve sustainable and equitable trade relationships. Members of the fair trade movement add the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards.
Some of the principles of Fair trade include:
- Creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers
- Paying a fair price for goods
- Ensuring no child labor and/or forced labor is used
- Committing to non-discrimination and gender equality
- Ensuring good working conditions
- Respecting the environment