Fair Trade

At Fair & Square Imports, every item is unique, handmade, & positively impacts our world. Fair trade is a system that not only aims to pay fair wages, but also ensures:
  • Safe working conditions
  • Community investment
  • No child exploitation
  • Pre-purchases & prompt payments
  • Equal opportunity for women
  • Honest & long-term relationships
  • Environmentally friendly

Fair Trade is about empowering some of the most marginalized people to break free from cycles of dependency and poverty. Fair Trade seeks to use the free-market, global trade, and entrepreneurship to actively provide opportunity to many around the world. 

We are dedicated to helping eradicate poverty through purchasing only from small-scale artisans, co-ops, non-profits, & farmers throughout the developing regions of the world.

By making their handicrafts and goods available to new markets like McKinney, we help create economic opportunity so these artisans and farmers can support their families and themselves.

 

ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT 

Check out our end caps for rotating spotlight displays. 4 of the hundreds of artisans that we represent and items that we carry will be featured with stories, pictures and tools.

Current Display

The Art of Craft — Featuring how the following crafts are handmade: Colombian Wayuu Tribe mochila bags, Haitian oil drum metal wall art, Indian hand block printed tablecloths and Kenyan carved soapstone.