A question I’m often asked in the store is what our “fair trade” items are, what this term means, and what it means when you purchase one. Fair trade is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as higher social and environmental standards.
Next time you’re in the Museum Store, take a look at our fair trade items. A few of my favorites are in the slideshow below: