Kate & Andrew
Fair & Square Imports is owned and operated by Andrew and Kate Jones. Andrew & Kate moved to McKinney from Northwest Indiana, where they had met at Valparaiso University.
Before Fair & Square Imports, Andrew worked at a nonprofit where he helped launch another Fair Trade store. Kate worked at a local marketing agency, spending the majority of her time working with nonprofit clients. Andrew & Kate share a passion for helping nonprofits increase their impact through using the fundamentals of business and economics.
Andrew & Kate are especially passionate about Fair Trade because it decreases individuals’ dependency on aid in a dignified and long-lasting way. Opening a Fair Trade store was a natural expression of that passion. Fair Trade workshops around the world end cycles of poverty not only for families, but often whole communities. It gives developing regions a respectful alternative that often preserves cultural crafts and traditions.
Andrew & Kate hope to grow the Fair Trade movement as a unique way to make your everyday purchases powerful.