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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

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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Basket Weaving Creates Income for African Women

19th July 2014 by Carly Boyd

The Bolga Market baskets that we sell at HumanKind are handwoven in the town of Bolgatanga, which is located in Northern Ghana.  Agricultural practices are scarce in the town because of infertile soil and inconsistent rain.  Since these people are mainly subsistence farmers, basket-weaving became a way for women to help supplement their incomes.

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In the Last Five Years…

11th July 2014 by LynAnne Wiest

Turning five years old is a big deal. At least, we think it is here at HumanKind!

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