Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Welcome to Crossroads

 Who We Are

Crossroads Handcrafts of the World, (commonly known as Crossroads), is a non-profit, fair trade, volunteer-run shop in Downtown, Bloomington, IlL. Our mission is to provide equal opportunity, living wages and sustainable living for artisans, their families and communities in poverty around the world. Shop with us and make a true difference.

What is Fair Trade & Why Does It Matter?

“Fair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers lack economic opportunity and often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods.” 
–Fair Trade Federation