Fair Trade Shop in Clinton announces new ‘United to Live Better’ items

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CLINTON — The Fair Trade Shop at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row, is featuring Unidas Para Vivir Mejor, or “United to Live Better” items at the shop.

“It is because of UPAVIM that I am alive. They have supported me, given me advice, scholarships for my children and medical care,” said Sonia Reyes of UPAVIM, one of the producers of several handcrafted items. UPAVIM in Guatemala allows women like Reyes to change their lives — to have a dignified and better life.

The Fair Trade Shop has a large selection of handcrafted items from UPAVIM, including worry dolls and hand-painted stoneware mugs. Handcrafted gift items from 38 different countries are available for purchase. Purchasing fair trade items ensures artisans and small farmers fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity, sustainable development and hope to marginalized people. The shop’s 25% off sale is still on.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday and second Saturday. Face masks are required. On the net: buildingstonesshoppe.square.site or www.facebook.com/buildingstonesfairtradeshoppe.

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