1412 Park Street
Contact: Karen & Mark Vertanen, Michelle Stibbs
who we are
We are a family-run business, dedicated to making a change in the world, both near and far. We began our journey after living in a small fishing village in Thailand and embracing the culture, lifestyle, and people around us. We wanted a way to give back, to help, and to change lives. this is our way.
We are committed to trading fairly with artisans in the developing world and in the U.S.A. We are affiliated with fair trade organizations that guarantee fair wages to artisans for their work. Our selection includes sculptures & carvings, silks, tableware, soaps, and natural beauty items.
what is fair trade?
Fair trade is based on economic and social justice. It's key goals are to empower low income, disadvantaged artisans around the globe, and to promote understanding and justice. Silk Road purchases goods through fair trade organizations that follow these principles.