Welcome to the Olive Branch!
We are the fair trade store of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. Established in 1986 and borrowing its namesake from Jeannette Rankin, the first congresswoman, the peace center and store started in a church basement. We've always sold ethically sourced products and have been certified through the Fair Trade Federation for the last five years. The proceeds from the products we sell go to support communities all over the world including our own. By buying fair trade you ensure the product was made in good conditions, for fair pay, and without slave or child labor. The artisans work actively to better their lives and the lives around them through skill shares. Our products support cultures and communities all over the world, giving them the opportunity to express themselves for themselves.
You can find more about fair trade practices here: https://www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-federation-principles/
To learn more about the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center please visit their website: https://www.jrpc.org