The Green Phoenix Gallery – Spotlight on Fair Trade Artisans

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This January, The Green Phoenix Gallery is pleased to recognize the beautifully crafted works by our Fair Trade artisans from around the world.

What is Fair Trade? At The Green Phoenix, we are often asked this question, so, here is a short list of basic Fair Trade principles which ensure that: the artisans we buy from are paid a fair wage; trading partnerships are based on reciprocal benefits and mutual respect; that prices paid to producers reflect the work they do; that producers share decision making power; and that national health, safety and wage laws are enforced. The Fair Trade Federation screens and verifies that the companies marketing the artisan-made products are practicing these Fair Trade principles, and we buy only from companies that are members of the Fair Trade Federation. We are proud of our commitment to bring Fair Trade practices into our local business here in Easton.

“We find our Fair Trade artisans in many different ways, some through customer referrals, but most are through the Fair Trade Federation itself” says gallery owner Andi Tassencourt.  “We offer Fair Trade goods from Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mexico, and Estonia. You will find a diverse collection of jewelry, accessories, and home décor reflecting the amazing talents of all these regions.”

“The international flavor of hand crafted works by our Fair Trade artisans, in combination with our eclectic mix of fine, artisanal crafts by local artists, and oil paintings by Diane DuBois Mullaly, offers an environment with a full range of creative arts for the community to enjoy!”

And FRIVOLOUS FIBERS Yarn Boutique, located inside The Green Phoenix Gallery,adds even more interest, featuring a new collection of its own line of gorgeous, hand-spun, and hand-dyed yarns. Stop by to see and feel the yarn for yourself, and ask about knitting and crochet lessons and groups.

The Green Phoenix Gallery is located at 31 N Harrison St, Easton. 410-822-7554. For the months of January-February-March 2018, we will be open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm.  www.facebook.com/greenphoenixgallery

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