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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

A Journey Through India: Jewelry Artisans

15th April 2016 by LynAnne Wiest

Sometimes all you need to do is sit down next to someone.

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A Journey Through India

6th April 2016 by LynAnne Wiest

INDIA. If you have been there, just hearing the name of the country can evoke memories of the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. Everywhere you turn, your senses are entertained. The food is spicy, the scents are intense, the colors are vivid, and hustle of the city streets can overwhelm and overstimulate. But if you embrace the chaos, India will find its way into your heart.

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El Cacao at the SLO Film Festival

9th March 2016 by LynAnne Wiest

HumanKind is proud to once again sponsor a film in the annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.  We were drawn to the short film, El Cacao, the story of an indigenous Panamanian farmer who grows cacao beans while he and his wife raise their numerous grandchildren.  He faces many obstacles, including a devastating fungus that severely reduces his yield.  This story lets us into a life most of us will never see, and it helps us confront how removed we are from the source of our foods and what it takes to bring them to market.

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