Handmade stories of hope
At HumanKind Fair Trade, that is what we sell. Every item has a story. Every item is certified fair trade. Every item you purchase, you are supporting communities all over the world that need a little hope.
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.
HumanKind (HK) Fair Trade is hiring a store manager. If you have strong retail or sales experience, a sense of social justice and compassion, are creative and engaging, with an impeccable work ethic, and can work with a Board of Directors in a nonprofit setting, then please consider applying to help us grown one of San Luis Obispo’s most dynamic little stores.
Here at HumanKind Fair Trade, one of our most popular offerings on our shelves is Cal Poly Chocolate. Their delicious chocolate bars are made by students and fully support the Fair Trade mission! They are “the country’s only university-based, chocolate production course that uses exclusively organic and Fair Trade Certified chocolate.” Students in both Food Science & Nutrition 201 and 401 classes learn how to create different types of chocolate, following Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” method.
Guayaki, a company that began with two men who studied at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, became the first ever Fair Trade certified yerba mate company in 2009. Yerba mate is a delicious beverage similar to many teas with many exotic flavors that can be added in. While you may think that yerba mate is the same as any other drink, the benefits far exceed a drink bought at a local coffee chain. Read more…