Thursday, April 24, 2014  



Fair Trade Market



  The Fair Trade Movement is an international network of producers, importers, retailers and consumers who are thinking globally and trying to give people in developing countries a chance to sell their products at a price that enables them to live in dignity and to support themselves at a time when half the world’s population is living on less than US $2.00 a day.

World Village Fair Trade Market

  Sobornost for the World Foundation has brought the Fair Trade Movement to Long Island. In January 2003 we opened our doors in Hampton Bays, Hamlet Green. World Village Fair Trade Market is on the second floor facing Main Street in Hampton Bays and can be reached by ramp or stairs in the rear parking lot on Good Ground Road.

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  We, as volunteers, sell fair trade products from over 25 developing countries, which enables the producers of these goods to:

  • Provide for families

  • Remain in villages

  • Increase medical and educational opportunities

  • Offer long-term business relationships

  •   The producer is guaranteed, not only a fair wage in the local context, but also the hope of extended business agreements to continue selling those products and possible loans.

      The volunteers who work in the store are Eileen McPhelin (Store Manager), Debbie Quinlan, John Moran, Mike Drexel, Wendy Kunst, Gretchen Mead and Pattye Pece. In addition to selling the products, which help the cooperatives around the world, they strive to bring a greater awareness to our customers of what they can do on a personal level. This can be achieved through buying fair trade goods, contacting government officials, and joining national and international campaigns.

      Come visit them on Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and help keep the Fair Trade Movement growing on Long Island.