About the Humm
Why Fair Trade Clothing?
Fair Trade is a system of buying products from artisans that provides them with a fair wage to live by. The goal is to provide artisans with a sustainable income so that they can thrive, support their families, and live decent and dignified lives. Businesses selling fair trade goods are not trying to maximize profits, but, like the artisans they support, strive to earn a sustainable income while doing something they love to do.
We see a lot of fair trade coffee, chocolate, and other food products marketed in grocery stores, coffee bars, and other places. There are even some specialty stores that sell fair trade knickknacks and accessories, such as Ten Thousand Villages. However, most sources for buying fair trade clothing are found only online, and if there is anything that people would like to buy in the store, it’s clothing! That’s why we decided to start a fair trade clothing store right here in the Shenandoah Valley.