Retailer of the Week: Plowsharing Crafts!

9 Jun

This week, Hope For Women would like to feature Plowsharing Crafts, a fantastic non-profit retailer in Missouri. Plowsharing Crafts helps to provide vital, fair income to artisans by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.

Owning a retail store as a not-for-profit is more than an interesting concept. Their stores are staffed by volunteers who are committed to the Fair Trade movement. From unpacking shipments to wrapping your purchases, the volunteers are an essential part of the store’s success and work solely to support Plowsharing’s mission to sell products that make a difference in our world. Plowsharing Crafts operates non-profit shops in University City and Kirkwood, Missouri, each filled with fairly-traded products from over 40 different countries including items from Asia, Africa, as well as Central and South America.

Some of the Plowsharing team on their way to Monte Verde, Honduras to help with the coffee harvest and to meet with artisans

If you’re in the Midwest, definitely stop by Plowsharing Crafts and look for Hope For Women’s handcrafted pressed flower note cards from India and El Salvador as well as our latest product, Peel Pals, made from recycled orange peels in Colombia. You’ll also find a wide variety of products including jewelry, clothing, folk art, musical instruments, housewares, toys, games, and Christmas nativities and ornaments. We are thrilled to have our products in a store with such a commitment to fair business, from the artisan’s hands to yours! Take a moment and watch this short video about Plowsharing Crafts.

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