CrossRoads MarketPlace

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Telling Their Stories

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That Unique, One-of-Kind Gift

When you've finished reading the newspaper, what do you do with it?
People in third world countries take discarded paper and recycle it into unique gift items.

Jewelry, Placemats, Coasters, Trivets, Vases, and Christmas Ornaments and more are created by women working in co-operatives.

World Fair Trade assures these women a fair price and a chance to work their way out of poverty. Our customers are amazed when they realize these items are made from something we discard.

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Paper Beads

Jewelry made using handmade paper beads.
*Creative * Beautiful * Unique*
One of a kind and sure to please.

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Telephone Wire Baskets

Hand woven by the ZULU tribe of Africa, who are known worldwide for their weaving skills.
Bright * Colorful * Beautiful * Resourceful
Completely washable.
Each one is a unique Art Piece.

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Old Fashioned Crayons

Hand carved in Ecuador.
The sticks are gathered during the pruning of trees.
This process helps the trees grow and encourages reforestation.
Sharpened the old fashioned way.
Kids love them!

Fair Trade...What Does it Mean?

A fair price that is set by the artisans to cover labor, materials and livelihood for them and those who work together to hand craft the products offered at CrossRoads Market Place.

Artisans receive up to 50 percent cash advances when an order is placed and final payment in full when an order is shipped.

Long term relationships based on solidarity, trust and mutual respect that contribute to the promotion and growth of Fair Trade.

Adherence to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and national / local law on the employment of children. Assurance that there is no forced labor in the workforce and /or members or home workers.

A safe and healthy working environment.

Products made from raw materials that originate from sustainable managed sources, and have the least overall impact on the environment.

Enabling artisans to move from income insecurity and poverty to economic self-sufficiency and ownership.