Monday, December 07, 2015

Shop the World Gifts in Englewood, Tennessee; A Fair Trade store

Shop the World Gifts in Englewood, Tennessee makes it possible to shop local, and global, at the same time. They are part of a growing movement that sells only fair trade merchandise. Fair Trade is a global ministry that fights world poverty and hunger by giving the artisan a living wage. The items sold at Shop the World Gifts are eco-friendly.

It's important to shop locally whenever possible. I shop there for quality merchandise and to support the fair trade mission. The scarf you see me wearing was purchased at Shop the World Gifts. It's one of two that I picked up that were made in India. The quality is excellent. The scarves cost around $20 each and can double as a light shawl.

The video shows some of the jewelry and ladies accessories that the store carries. Nativity sets, small statues, Christmas ornaments and sun catchers are some of the items that are available. The puppy ornament that I bought in the video is from Vietnam. My friend liked her present and she loved that it is fair trade.

Even though the store is locally owned in Englewood, the owners Bill and Jane Cochran don't take salaries, profit or income from the business. The couple has the store because they believe that everyone deserves a living wage. In the video below, Bill Cochran tells us more about Shop the World Gifts and the Fair Trade mission.

Shop the World Gifts is on Hwy. 411 in Englewood, Tennessee. The address is 3230 Highway 411 N, Englewood, TN 37329. Store hours are from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM every day except Sunday.