Fair Trade Shop in Clinton announces holiday offerings

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CLINTON — Shoppers looking for unique gift items for the holidays, including handwoven baskets, seasonings, socks, jewelry and other goods from countries around the world, are encouraged to stop by the Fair Trade Shop and Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row.

Holiday shoppers can stroll through the church’s roomful of handwoven baskets from Ghana, Bangladesh and Guatemala, which can be filled with homemade treats, towels or magazines.

The shop’s coiled spiced trivet keeps your beverage, kettle or plate warm while releasing the scent of cinnamon and cloves, made from 100% hand-woven Guatemalan fabric. 

The colorful terracotta nativity scene is a perfect faith-based decoration for any holiday festivities. Each set contains eight figurines dressed in handwoven Guatemalan fabric with hand-painted faces, four hand-painted animals and a natural terracotta plate to display them. 

There is also a large selection of grinder seasonings, cotton and wool socks, unique and elegant jewelry, ivory candlesticks, journals, hidden compartment boxes and more Christmas gift ideas from 38 different countries.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday, second Saturdays, Friday, Nov. 26 during the Shoppers Stroll and every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Purchasing fair trade items ensures artisans and small farmers fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity, sustainable development and hope to marginalized people. 

On the net: https://buildingstonesshoppe.square.site or www.facebook.com/buildingstonesfairtradeshoppe.

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