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HumanKind Fair Trade's Mission

HumanKind Fair Trade's Mission

Our mission is to provide vital fair income to artisans in the developing world by selling their Fair Trade products and telling their stories here in San Luis Obispo.

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A Unique Business Model

A Unique Business Model

We are a non-profit retail store so we depend on dedicated, knowledgeable volunteers. Click here to learn more about our structure and staff.

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A Variety of Goods

A Variety of Goods

Our vendors bring us products from all around the world ranging from coffee to clothing.

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Join Our Social Justice Book Club

Join Our Social Justice Book Club

Come find the current book in the store and share in our monthly book club discussions.

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Latest News

If you're interested in fair trade, you've come to the right spot.

HumanKind Fair Trade will blog on fair trade happenings, store events and specials, and give you personal insight into the world of fair trade.

News/Blog

Jenny Krauss | Peruvian Embroidery

11th September 2014 by LynAnne Wiest

HumanKind is excited to introduce a new company we are working with: Jenny Krauss!

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Our Big, Beautiful, Creative World

4th September 2014 by LynAnne Wiest

written by LynAnne Wiest, store manager

Our world is so big. I was reminded of this last week as I immersed myself in fair trade goods at a gift show in New York. This gift show is a 4-day event for retailers like HumanKind to connect with companies they can purchase from. I don’t know what I expected, but the show is huge—thousands and thousands of companies selling every style of jewelry, accessories, furnishings, toys, and funky knick-knacks. I was thankful bypass the mass-produced stuff from China and dive into the “Handmade: Global Design” section of the show. This is where I could find the fair trade companies that I was looking for.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Patty

22nd August 2014 by LynAnne Wiest

Do you recognize this lovely lady? If her face looks familiar, you just might have seen her either power-walking around town (more on that later), drinking tea at Bello Mundo, or volunteering her time at your favorite fair trade store! Here is what Patty has to say about working here at HumanKind Fair Trade.

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