Gift and Grocery Stores offering Fair Trade Products

 

Festival Foods 1125 E Johnson St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Telephone: 920-273-0490
Festival Foods has a wide array of Fair Trade and organic products:

Beverages: Cafe’ Fare Coffee, Honest Tea, Bean and Body Coffee, Steaz Energy Drink and Iced Teas, Green and Black Organic Hot Chocolate Mix, Equal Exchange Tea, Traditional Medicinals Teas, Guayaki’ Yerbamate Teas.
Body Care: Dr Bonners’ soaps and oils, Tashodi Soap and Lotion
Natural Healthy Concepts, 976 E Johnson St, Suite 100, Fond du Lac
Telephone: 920-266-4690
IMG_0356Natural Healthy Concepts opened at 976 E Johnson St, Suite 100 in Riverside Center on July 17, 2017.  Theresa Groskopp, CN, established a successful nutrition consulting business in Appleton at 310 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton.  She wanted another location within an hour of Appleton and choose Fond du Lac as a progressive city.Theresa worked in the medical and social service fields after receiving a BA in Business from UW-Oshkosh. With her ever-increasing interest in health. She completed the Certified Nutritionist Program with the American Health Science University, National Institute of Nutritional Education and is a licensed certified nutritionist.One hundred and fifty (150) Fair Trade products are offered between two Fair Trade certified brands, Dr. Bonner’s and Alaffia.  Both brands have amazing stories about the quality of the products and the depth of their mission and the history of their company.Dr. Bronner’s, a company with a 150-year history of soap making, is a top-selling soap in the U.S. natural marketplace. Only the purest organic and Fair Trade ingredients are used with no synthetic preservatives, no detergents or foaming agents.  Dr. Bronner’s has created or partnered with Fair Trade and organic projects all over the world: in Sri Lanka for coconut oil, Ghana for palm oil, Palestine and Israel for olive oil, India for mint oil, Ecuador for sugar cane alcohol and palm kernel oil, and Kenya for avocado, tea tree and coconut oils. An estimated 10,000 people around the world benefit directly from working with their Fair Trade projects.IMG_0352Alaffia was founded to alleviate poverty and empower communities in Togo, West Africa through Fair Trade of shea butter, coconut oil and other indigenous resources. Natural Healthy concepts also carries products from the Alaffia basket weaving pIMG_0350rogram. This Togo basket weaving program underwent a full and rigorous inspection by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO) Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification Program. IMO is one of the first and most renowned international bodies for inspection, certification and quality assurance of sustainable products. Our Togo baskets are now Certified Fair Trade by IMO. Furthermore, Alaffia’s baskets, as well as shea butter, other oils and soaps received IMO’s highest possible Fair for Life performance ranking (5).This mission driven company asserts that Alaffia’s success is not simply measured by profit.  They measure their success by Empowerment Projects funded by the sales of Alaffia products. The goal is to alleviate poverty and encourage gender equality. Empowerment initiatives include several Education-Based Projects, Maternal Health, FGM Eradication, Eyeglasses and Reforestation. All of Alaffia’s projects empower Togolese communities to provide their skills and knowledge to the rest of the world and rise out of poverty.
 Gallery and Frame Shop, LLC 94 South Main St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Telephone: 920-921-1144
The Gallery and Frame Shop has been in business since 1975, started in the home of owner, Julie Balson’s parents.  Fair Trade is a good fit for this gallery shop. Items pictured here are metal wall art made by artisans in Haiti, Smolart Soapstone from Kenya and telephone wire bowls from South Africa. The store is open Monday-Friday 9:30 am-5:00 pm, Wednesday until 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am-4:00 pm.Check the website www.galleryframe.net for events and news.
Just Fare Market  Old Mill Plaza,  N7645 N Peebles Lane, Ste 2, Fond du Lac, WI 54937  Telephone: 920-322-3334
Website: http://www.justfare.orgIMG_20160528_100432791   Email: info@justfare.orgWhen you step into the colorful world of Just Fare Market you will find unique, high quality and affordable products for personal and household use. Just Fare Market sells Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate, nuts, oils and handcrafted accessories, toys and decorations. The extra bonus that comes with these purchases is the assurance that hard working and talented artisans and farmers in the developing world are able to improve their lives because of your purchase.
Living Light Studio, 314 4th Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935  Telephone: 920-921-1962Living Light
 The Artisan Salon & Barber, 606 Triangle Road, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 
Telephone: 920-517-1928Lois Ronca, a long-time promoter of Fair Trade has incorporated her appreciation for Fair Trade into her business at in a new location 606 IMG_0368Triangle Road, Fond du Lac.  She first became aware of Fair Trade during the organizing work for Just Fare Market on the Peace and Social Justice Committee at First Presbyterian Church.  She said before that, she was clueless about the Fair Trade term “artisan” and the justice implications of respectful and fairly paid partnerships to people making handcrafted objects and/or growing desirable food products in the “global south.”Lois has a great appreciation for how hard the artisans work as well as the and the unique and “cool” nature of the handcrafts.This summer Lois acted on a dream to own her own building and with her husband Bob, purchased and renovated a now beautifully fresh and sunny salon which she is calling The Artisan Salon and Barber.  She rents space to several stylists.  She has placed many Fair Trade art and crafts through-out the business.  The renovation was done to thought for sustainable and upcycled materials.Lois servers her customers Fair Trade Barrissmo coffee and Equal Exchange tea and along with that frequently promotes Fair Trade products and sources to her customers.

 

Village Market Specialty Foods  806 S Main Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935  Telephone: 920-922-2265
The Village Market has been at this present location since May 2011 and has operated in various locations in the city since 1982.  The mission of the Village Market is to provide select quality foods and food supplements, knowledgeable service and information to those who seek health and wellness.    Fair Trade products are compatible with their desire to stock products from good sources, either local or international.  Fair Trade is the only way to ensure international products are from good sources. Their wide array of Fair Trade products includes:
Fruits (avocados & bananas)
Ready-to-drink beverages, bulk & bagged tea, whole bean & ground coffee (Guayaki Yerba Mate, Traditional Medicinals, Choice Teas, Steaz Organic and Coffee: Boom Brothers)
Bulk body care products (Frontier Co-op, Starwest Botanicals, Dr. Bonner’s, Acure)
Chocolates (Equal Exchange, Alter Eco, Endangered Species, Green and Black’s)
Grocery (coconut oil)
Website: www.villagemarketfdl.com or https://www.facebook.com/ VillageMarket.FDL
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