Got any road trips planned for the coming months? With Memorial Day Around the corner, take your love of fair trade on the road! There are fair trade boutiques, retailers, and coffee shops in cities and towns across the country... and if you're road tripping through the USA this summer with your friends or family, you're bound to stumble on one. Read on for our suggestions for places to stop on your travels...
1. HumanKind Fair Trade (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Located along California's central coast (not far off the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway!) lies a little shop called HumanKind Fair Trade. Similar to Greenheart Shop, HumanKind is a non-profit retail store carrying a range of products including decor, accessories, personal care products, and toys. And, we love their motto -- "HumanKind: Be both." Open 7 days a week at 982 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA.
2. Just Creations (Louisville, KY)
Headed south to Florida or the Gulf Coast for a family vacation? Make a quick pit stop at Just Creations in Louisville on your way through town! Just Creations has been in business since 1990, and boasts a range of fair trade products from 45 countries worldwide. They're also a non-profit member of the Fair Trade Federation! Open Monday - Saturday at 2722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY.
3. Change Boutique (Madison, WI)
Just a few hours northwest of Chicago, you'll find Change Boutique, located on Madison's charming Williamson Street. Change stocks a curated collection of fair trade, ethically-made apparel and accessories for women, and is a must-visit if you're in Wisconsin's capitol city. Open Tuesday - Sunday at 1252 Williamson St, Madison, WI.
4. Equal Exchange Cafe (Boston, MA)
Time to caffeinate! Vacationing in New England? Stop by Equal Exchange Cafe in Boston for your morning (or afternoon) caffeine fix... or for a cup of tea, or a bar of delicious fair trade chocolate. The cafe, which is owned and operated by Equal Exchange Coop, one of the leaders in the fair food industry, also serves locally-made pastries and has a small light lunch menu. Open 7 days a week at 226 Causeway St, Boston, MA.
5. Peace Coffee (Minneapolis, MN)
Peace Coffee has been operating their flagship coffee shop in Minneapolis's Wonderland Park neighborhood since 2010, and now has multiple locations around the city as well as a roaster that is open for tours! Stop by while you're exploring the city to fuel up with local food and fair trade, organic coffee. Their flagship store is open 7 days a week at 3262 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. The roastery is open Monday - Friday at 2801 21st Ave S, Suite 130, Minneapolis, MN.