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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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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

Level Ground | Specialty Fair Trade Coffee

20th July 2015 by Alfred Kimmel

As a kid, I never understood why adults enjoyed coffee so much.

It was black. It tasted bitter. It burned the roof of my mouth. Even under layers of artificial creamer, the strong taste of Joe pushed me away from considering it as a viable drink. It confused me all the more that this disgusting elixir was such a staple to the diet of the American adult.

As I grew up, though, I started to see the appeal of coffee. I did grow accustomed to the taste, and since I grew up during the Starbucks craze, not only did I become exposed to different methods of preparing coffee, but I also became entranced in the international process that it requires to develop coffee.

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Product Review | Sseko Sandals

1st July 2015 by LynAnne Wiest

I have a habit of moving annually. Sometimes more. I am currently living in my 10th apartment since graduating from college in 2009. After 10 moves in six years, I can officially say that moving is the worst. (Fellow renters, can I get an amen?)

A couple of years ago, I decided that the quantity of stuff I owned was becoming a problem every time I moved. I needed to simplify. I purged clothes, books, keepsakes, and most importantly, shoes. I got rid of all of my sandals (except the beloved Chacos), and purchased the one pair of sandals that would cure my moving woes.

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Style Your Independence

22nd June 2015 by LynAnne Wiest

Summer has officially arrived—as of yesterday! The weather is warm and we are ready for beach days, backyard BBQs and lawn games. With the 4th of July just around the corner, HumanKind is ready with patriotic accessories for your Independence Day adventures. So bust out those sparklers, and celebrate our country in style.

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