Give a gift that gives to others locally and around the world. Do your early Christmas shopping at our Mission Market with over 20 unique vendors from all over the world. From fair trade coffee to handmade textiles and jewelry you will find just the right Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. This year’s vendors include:
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Amani Africa: Fair trade bags, clothing, jewelry and accessories handmade in Africa. Amani is a fair trade sewing and training program for marginalized women in Africa.
Equal Exchange: A for-profit Fairtrade worker-owned, cooperative selling organic, gourmet coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by farmer cooperatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Fair and Square: Located in McKinney, this gift shop offers handmade, fair-trade jewelry, handbags & wraps from developing countries.
Hand Made Creations: A student-run business that is operated in conjunction with the Special Education department of Wylie ISD providing the student-employees with the opportunity to learn and use vocational skills to create a variety of products including greeting cards, note pads, gift bags & tags, pocket mirrors and magnets.
Happily Made: Social enterprise teaching marginalized Cambodian women how to knit & crochet, as well as paying for their kids to go to school.
High Point Supply Co: A social business designed to discover and develop quality goods that help you fight poverty and injustice.
Honduras Threads: Supports women in rural Honduran villages, enabling them to earn money in their own communities to help themselves and their families by making beautiful hand-embroidered products in a safe environment.
Hopes Gate: Committed to giving hope to orphans, victims of human trafficking and the world's most vulnerable, Hope's Gate is currently working alongside three shelter homes in India by initiating jewelry-making projects to teach job skills, give job opportunities and income to young women rescued out of sexual slavery and individuals who are at a high risk of exploitation.
Inkorporated: promotes and provides inclusive opportunities for meaningful relationships, and purposeful employment for teens and adults of ALL abilities.
Mayan Hands: a fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty as they continue to live within the culture they cherish.
Mercy House Global: Works with women around the world through partnerships and sustainable Fair Trade product development. Every purchase provides dignified work while also sustaining our two maternity homes in Kenya.
Ornaments 4 Orphans: A fair trade social enterprise providing critical support for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa using ethical and sustainable practices to advance their society by creating jobs, fighting poverty, preserving families, and empowering impoverished communities.
Paper for Water: Raises money to fund water wells world-wide by selling handmade origami ornaments.
The Coventry Reserve: Beautiful and unique pottery made by Coventry’s Day Program participants.
Threads of Hope: A purveyor of exquisitely handcrafted textiles returning 100% of sales proceeds to the artisans in Peru.
Trades of Hope: Partnering to give victims of human trafficking dignified jobs so they can keep and provide for their children.
United Methodist Women: Raises money for missions by selling pecans and baked goods.
Vickery Trading Co.: Equips refugee women for long-term success through vocational training, personal development and fair wages.
Wend Africa: High quality and fashionable bags made by the women affected by the war in Northern Uganda.