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  1. Fair Trade+ for the Holidays

    October 17, 2018

    When you buy Fair Trade, you not only get a wonderful product, you help a disadvantaged worker earn a living. Introducing timeless designs by Fair Indigo, organic cotton dresses crafted to endure years of wearing and washing with minimal shrinking, pilling, or losing shape—designed in Madison, WI and made in small fair trade workshops in […]

  2. Top 10 Gifts for Guys

    This time of year, we set up a Men’s Shop in the Clothing Galleries, with a selection of sweaters, ties, socks & more that you won’t find just anywhere else. Find more great gifts for men in many other departments.1. Chicago Sports Team Car Coasters+ yard flags!Housewares2. Manly SocksSports, cars, cards, tools & golf patterns.Shoe […]

  3. Top 10 Gifts for your BFF

    1. Chardonnay Go adult board gameFor wine lovers with no shame.Paper Department2. A Sentimental Picture Frame toRemember your good times together.Gift Gallery3. Reversible PashminaUse as a table runner or a stylish wrap.Linen Room4. Soapstone HeartsWith encouraging words. Hand-carved in Kenya.Fair Trade+ Gallery5. Lampe Berger Home Fragrance SystemPurifies the air.Linen Room6. Swarovski OrnamentTimeless crystal for an eternal […]

  4. Top 10 Grown-up Stocking Stuffers

    October 12, 2018

    1. Insulated Stemless Wine Tumblersby Swig. Keeps their beverage-of-choice at just the right temperature for hours. Available in Holiday themes! Housewares2. Armored WalletsProtect identity theft inside designs inspired by classic artwork, nature, and favorite cities. Paper Department3. Wine Bottle Fairy LightsWhen the wine is done, the bottle can still be fun. Fill it with these sparkly […]

  5. Top 10 Gifts for Millennials

    With their adventurous spirits and hearts for making this world a better place, millennials are fun to buy for.1. 4Ocean Beaded Bracelets Each one sold helps remove a pound of trash from the ocean. No wonder they’re so popular!Fair Trade+2. Hydration Bottlesby S’well, Mary Square & Corkcicle. They’re environmentally conscious plus they keep drinks cold for 24 […]

  6. Fair Trade+ – Autumn 2018 Highlights

    August 10, 2018

    Fair Trade products allow marginalized workers around the globe to earn necessary income and work in safe and supportive work environments. Earth-friendly processes are an essential Fair Trade principle.Our collection of easy, breezy Harem Pants are handcrafted by artisans in northern Thailand. Each pair is designed to bring a touch of light to your daily […]

  7. Put the “ooh” in Back to School

    August 3, 2018

    Teachers and those of us with school-aged children and grandchildren can no longer put off thinking about back-to-school—but it’s not all bad! Here are 7 fun ways to get back into the swing of things. Back to BookbagsSocial Studies: Fair Trade backpacks & bags are functional, durable, fashionable & they  provide income for artisans in developing nations. In the […]

  8. Top 10 Gift Ideas for Dads

    May 2, 2018

    1. Duke Cannon Soap & Colognein the Bath Shop2. Vintage Island Shirtsin the Clothing Galleries3. Craft Beer in a Craft Carrierin the Wine Room & Housewares4. Cubs or White Sox Tervisin Housewares5. T-shirt Featuring Man’s Best Friendin the Clothing Galleries6. Portable Power Bankin the Stationery Department7. Novelty Socksin the Shoe Room8. A Cool Clock for the Denin […]

  9. The Fair Trade+ Galleries – Summer 2018 Highlights

    Largest Selection of Fair Trade Products in ChicagolandFair Trade is all about providing opportunities for financial independence and safe working conditions to disadvantaged workers in developing nations as well as right here in the US. Even though our Fair Trade+ Gallery is only 4 years old, The Little Traveler has become well known in Fair […]

  10. Fair Trade Federation Conference

    April 25, 2018

    Every year, our Fair Trade buyer, Annette Shamloo, attends the Fair Trade Federation Conference. In March 2018, the conference was held in Westminster, Colorado. Even though our Fair Trade+ Gallery is only four years old, The Little Traveler has become known in Fair Trade circles, giving Annette the opportunity to network with and learn from […]

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A Letter from a Friend

Dear Little Traveler, I’m writing to tell you how much I needed a visit to your store. I was staying at the Pheasant Run resort as a participant in The Little Berks conference on Women’s History. I love tea, so when I saw that you had a teashop,...

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