At World-Shoppe, we have always used our business
to promote fair trade and sustainable living conditions
in our community, our country, and around the world.
We encourage our family, friends and customers to
get involved because we believe that the smallest
voices, joined together, can make the biggest change.
Purchasing an item from World-Shoppe.com not only
helps provide income, dignity and hope to people
in developing regions, but it also helps sustain
the communities by promoting community development,
healthcare and childcare, education and literacy
World-Shoppe.com is committed to using our knowledge,
creativity and purchasing power to directly benefit
artists and artisans throughout the world. Fair trade
enables people to make their own choices and helps
them develop the skills to make those choices.
Today, World-Shoppe proudly works with several artisan
cooperatives, non-governmental organizations and
locally controlled small businesses in some 16 countries.
We are committed to:
- Providing work and income for the most economically
disadvantaged artisans throughout the world;
- Promoting fair trade;
- Encouraging the empowerment of women and physically
challenged individuals through raising their self-esteem,
dignity and self-sufficiency;
- Creating a non-exploitive, supportive business
environment in which women of different religions,
ethnicities and ages can gain energy and learn
to work together
- Protecting children's rights;
- And developing employment opportunities for many
artisans, many of whom would not be employable
in mainstream business.
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