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Trade Roots: Sip a latte & shop for unique gifts

Walking into Trade Roots, the delightfully charming fair trade store and café in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington, is like embarking on a global journey.

From remote villages in South and Central America to small and larger cities in South East Asia, Africa and beyond, Trade Roots hand picked products are not only unique and hand crafted, they always pay a living wage to the artisan who inspired and created them.

Where else might you find a handbag made from recycled tires or a bowl made from upcycled telephone wire. Perhaps you’ve been in search of outdoor art made from recycled oil drums or hand blown wine glasses or vases. Whether it’s direct trade coffee from Peru, or chocolate made from beans grown in Hondoras, Trade Roots pays careful attention to how products make their way to the U.S.

Because all of their merchandise is locally made (and there’s thousands of products in this well stocked store!) when shopping at Trade Roots you know farmers and artisans are being paid fairly, and take their role in environmental stewardship seriously.

Whether it is stunning sterling necklaces made in Nepal and the hills of Thailand or gold plated earrings from Asia, all the unique gifts from Trade Roots come with a story; a story of hope, dreams and lives realized.

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