Through the Peace & Justice Store, the Peace & Justice Center acts as a tangible means of support for local and global economic justice. We do this by forming relationships with local and certified Fair Trade global suppliers that share our justice-based values.
We also carry educational and cultural materials that help people envision and create a more peaceful, more just world.
Our Economic Justice Values
We believe that people and the planet should always come before profit, which is why we are committed to providing an ethical way to consume. Our goal is to bring you closer to incredible artisans and growers around the world, local Vermont artists and authors, and a better understanding of social justice movements.
We work with a variety of local artisans on products like candles, winter wear, posters, stickers, cards, and other goods.
By supporting locally produced goods, we can ensure a minimal environmental impact and work to bring economic justice as close to home as we can.
As an organization, we work to independently ensure that all of our Fair Trade suppliers live up to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.
We do this through both research and maintaining a good, transparent relationship with our partners.
Understanding the dangers of hyper-consumption and exploitative markets, the store encourages people to buy less, buy locally, and buy ethically.
We carry books and host workshops and events that help people envision a more just world. The store also acts as a place for volunteers to learn and teach about these issues.
Interested in volunteering at the PJC Store?
The Peace & Justice Store is always looking for volunteers to help support our mission! If you are interested in helping us in the store, please don’t hesitate to fill out our volunteer interest form and we will be in touch with you.
We follow the
10 Principles of Fair Trade
- Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
- Transparency and Accountability
- Fair Trading Practices
- Payment of a Fair Price
- Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
- Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment and Freedom of Association
- Ensuring Good Working Conditions
- Providing Capacity Building
- Promoting Fair Trade
- Respect for the Environment