Fair Trade Winds Opens New Store in Jamestown, RI

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Fair Trade retailer announces the opening of its sixth retail store in the United States.

Fair Trade Winds storefront on Conanicus Ave. in Jamestown, RI

We are excited to bring unique, high-quality, Fair Trade products to year-round residents and visitors to Jamestown and the neighboring community.

Fair Trade Winds, an independent, family-owned retailer of Fair Trade, artisan-made gifts and housewares, announces its newest store opening in Jamestown at 47 Conanicus Ave.

“We are excited to bring unique, high-quality, Fair Trade products to year-round residents and visitors to Jamestown and the neighboring community,” said Paul Culler, co-founder. Culler and his wife Lois own five other Fair Trade Winds stores across the country. “We make an effort to carry meaningful, handcrafted goods made by smaller artisan cooperatives from all corners of the globe.”

The new store features a variety of exclusively Fair Trade merchandise, including décor, wall art, housewares, handmade jewelry and accessories, clothing and woven goods, tree-free stationery, bath and body products, children’s gifts, musical instruments, chocolate, coffee, tea, and dry goods, and seasonal gifts.

As members of the Fair Trade Federation of North America, Fair Trade Winds and its suppliers are fully committed to fair trade and seek to build long-term relationships with the people who make their products. This commitment assures stability, full transparency in the supply chain, that workers are paid promptly and fairly, and that their rights are valued. Members also promote cultural identity and encourage environmentally sustainable practices.

In 2007, Lois and Paul Culler founded Fair Trade Winds in Bar Harbor, ME. Since then they have opened stores in Fairfax, VA, Stony Brook, NY, Seattle, WA, Springfield, OH, and now in Jamestown, RI.

Fair Trade Winds seeks to empower customers to become an integral part of a global, cooperative effort to benefit artisans, farmers, and the environment. Craftspeople and farmers work in safe and empowering conditions, children’s rights are ensured, and they are encouraged to invest time and money into their talents, land, families, and communities.

The store will be open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.

47 Conanicus Ave.
Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone: (401) 560-0564

Fair Trade Winds is a member of Green America and the Fair Trade Federation. For more information, email info(at)fairtradewinds(dot)net.

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