Fair Trade

First Friday Event

Handcrafted Fiber for Fall, September 4th, 5-8 pm

IMG_3089Join us for the introduction of our 2015 Fall Fiber Collection. This collection is curated with a large variety of choices specifically for our Fairbanks customers. From handpainted silk scarves from Wasilla to one-of-a-kind wool felted on silk scarves from a family owned cooperative in Kyrgyzstan, we have choices for every occasion. The fall selection of Asian Eye scarves is here as well as winterwear accessories handknit by Peruvian artisans in alpaca and other wools. Warm up to the season and get a head start on winter!

Enter Spring

This morning dawned blustery–a true March day with snowflakes swirling about and a bitter wind blowing. But no matter. I know spring is on its way. Yesterday was the vernal equinox. We have a good amount of light. The sun is warm. And the nights, oh my, how the aurora has captivated us! This is a special time of year to live in Fairbanks and take in the surroundings, observing movement in all its forms.

One of the unique offerings inside the store brings a smile to my face. This funky fish is actually a handmade felted birdhouse. Imagine chickadees taking up residence in a fish to raise young this spring in your yard or woodlot. The whimsy and color fascinate me, so I want to bring these products to your attention. The birdhouses, birds, and wool purses are all handmade by artisans in Nepal of all natural products. The felt is made from sheep’s wool and dyed with environmentally friendly dyes. The result, responsible products brought to you by a member of the Fair Trade Federation. The birds can bring you cheer inside the home and the birdhouses provide a burst of color and fun outside. All are great items to think about for spreading cheer at this time of year.

First Friday Event

Scarves From Around the World September 7th, 5-8 p.m.

?Join us First Friday as we feature Scarves From Around the World.? Lovely, functional accessories for fall.? Silks, wools, cashmere, cotton; there are hundreds from which to choose!? There are choices perfect for airline travel in terms of weight and warmth.? Other accessories include gloves, hats, and faux fur made in Seattle.? You must touch to believe the softness—over the top!? We’ll have refreshments and a door prize drawing.