Fair Trade Sourcing

By: Michael Small

Store Description

The store I visited was called The Ripple Effect. It was a cool but very small store. The stores purpose is to have the people of Dubuque to have fair trade items. fair trade items can be made from anything from old spark plugs to silver from a mine. Whatever the People have to make these fair trade items they will use it.The store sells local things that she makes and also things that women that live in Dubuque make. They also sells things from Haiti and Mexico and also Peru. The store sells all sorts of funny little cool stuff made from nothing but trash and recyclables.

Product Discription

The fair trade item I found is a Party Grill Men's Apron. This product was handcrafted in India and certified as a fair trade item by Ten Thousand Villages. The price of this item is $24.00. This item can be found at A Ripple Effect in Dubuque, IA. A comparable apron can be found at Zazzle.com. Men's cooking aprons that are non-fair trade cost around $22.95.

Supply Chain.

The supply chain is the chain that the supply came from and how it got to the store. Everything in between is also in the supply chain. The supply chain explains its self SUPPLY CHAIN the chain of the supply.

A Ripple Effect

Patty bought the item from Ten Thousand Villages For about $14.50 and made the price $24.00 dollars so she can make a profit. She wants to make a profit because she is a business And she wants to make money herself. a Ripple Effect is a store downtown that everyone should go to they have some really cool stuff. Personal Visit to Patty and a Ripple Effect.

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is a none profitable organization. They buy the product from MESH who make it in India.

MESH Sell/Buy

MESH Buys the silk and cotton from a farmer to do there work. The Buy it and make it into nice things to eventually sell. MESH sold this item to Ten Thousand Villages and sold it to A Ripple Effect where i saw it. I liked this item so i made it into my project.


The farmer isn't well known in this process but a company called MESH buy the cotton and silk to make this item. The farmer is a