the Fair Trade Shop

In the 1980s, metal costs in Moradabad skyrocketed, not unlike the spike seen in 2020. 50% of the 800,000 people living in Moradabad work as artisans and they were struggling to make ends meet with material costs so high. This inspired businessman, Samuel Masih to create a place where artists, and subsequently their families and communities could thrive. In that light Noah’s Ark was created, a group that works with more than 40 independently operating workshops, translating to around 500 individual artisans who now have steady, fair income in safe workplaces: no longer experiencing exploitation by exporters or costly middlemen acting as gateways to the markets necessary to artisans’ financial prosperity.

For the avid cyclist, our Bike Chain Wall Hook is a must-have host gift. It is made from recycled bicycle chains, is 11.75” long and 8.75” high and includes three hooks.

These and MANY, MANY more uniquely handcrafted gift items from 36 different countries can be found at our FAIR TRADE SHOP, STONE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 8 SO. PARK ROW, CLINTON. Our hours are 10 am to 4 pm every Thursday, SECOND SATURDAYS, and at the Farmer’s Market on the Village Green in Clinton starting June 2nd, 2022. Purchasing fair trade items ensures artisans and small farmers fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity, sustainable development and hope to marginalized people.

LET US BE YOUR GO-TO GIFT SHOP!

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