Fair Trade Sourcing
By: Michael Small
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.
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.
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.