We wanted to feature a local business that supports social and economic change globally through fair trade! Four Corners of the World provides consumers with beautifully crafted, fair trade products that are produced by people from all around the world, who receive the fairest wage for their work. Through this they hope to empower both the consumer & producer to support a sustainable economy.
Four Corners of the World is located in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI with their doors first opening in 2006. Today they carry hundreds of fashionable, hand-made fair trade & eco-friendly products from over 25 countries! Their produces range from coffee, chocolate, clothing, scarves, toys, jewelry & other unique item for one’s home! On top of selling these products, Four Corners of the World also thrives on educating the public about fair trade & the impact it has!
The owners of the small business are members of the Fair Trade Federation, Green America, Local First Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Fair Trade Coalition.
"It is so thrilling to be part of the fair trade movement right now from the perspective of a retail store. Not only is awareness of fair trade growing, but so is the variety of beautifully handcrafted and stylish products that we can purchase to sell at the store, which customers really look forward to seeing. Today, more & more artisans are able to join the marketplace earning a just wage for themselves and their families. We still have a lot of work to do, but that is something that excites us every day."
For more information about Four Corners of the World, learn more about fair trade or upcoming events they invite you to visit their website at fairtrademilwaukee.org. Lastly if you want to purchase any products seen on their website, you can visit their store in Milwaukee or place an order online!