The Peace & Justice Store is an economic empowerment project of the Peace & Justice Center. The store itself represents more than 60 artisan groups from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Each of these groups has one or several programs that benefit their local communities including micro credit for starting small business, education, medical care, vocational training for youth, street violence prevention, rescuing and rehabilitation for women and children victims of human trafficking, housing, community gardens and more.
In addition to providing a market for these artisan’s goods, we are committed to sharing their stories, goals, and accomplishments with every costumer that comes to the store. We also work with local businesses in Vermont communities that have fair and transparent business practices.
More than just Burlington’s source for local and Fair Trade products, the Peace & Justice store is a window to learn about other cultures and an open door for discussion on social justice, peace, sustainability, and transparency. Our store is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting change!
Our fair trade store is very well connected and supported by our community. The store is completely staffed by our wonderful volunteers who come from various backgrounds and paradigms who offer invaluable assets to our Center. We have a core of over 19 very committed and passionate volunteers that believe in the importance of raising awareness and educating our community regarding Fair Trade.
If you would like to volunteer in our store, please contact us at [email protected]