Fair trade provides the opportunity for crafters in Third World Countries to market their creations in a setting which allows them to set a fair price for their products.
For us, it is the linking of our community with the wider world providing us an opportunity to support social justice and fair trade policies.
It all started in the US, when Ten Thousand Villages (formerly Self Help Crafts) began buying needlework from Puerto Rico in 1946. SERRV International (Sales Exchange for Refugees Rehabilitation and Vocation) first imported wooden cuckoo clocks from Germany post WWII and grew to working with impoverished people throughout the world. The first formal "Fair Trade" shop opened in 1958 in the United States.
THE MARKET PATH
1265 S. Cleveland-Massillion Road (at the railroad tracks)
We are non-profit; the majority of what you spend supports the artisans. Experience the world of difference you can make
in the lives of others.
We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
One may also shop online at The Market Path Online
or call for an appointment, 330-258-9003
Every first Saturday of the month, all merchandise is 15% off.