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Our Background & Mission

Shop Fair Trade. Change Lives.

Founded in 2009 by a group of volunteers with the goal of showing the love of Jesus in our community and around the world by the purchase and distribution of fair trade goods.

The Fair Trade Marketplace is a venue for the sale of the work of artisans from around the world who are struggling to overcome poverty and escape slavery by receiving a fair wage in exchange for their craft (“fair trade products”).


The FTM is a nonprofit undertaking of Christ-followers that brings hope to those who are systemically oppressed by affirming their God-given value, fulfilling their desire to engage meaningful life-supporting work, and showing them the gospel of Jesus Chris. One way to show the love and kindness of our Savior is through purchasing the products of those individuals for which they have been paid a fair wage, which the FTM works to make more easily accessible.

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Our Statement of Purpose

Spreading the Love & Compassion of Jesus Christ Through Our Work

1. The Fair Trade Marketplace originated out of a belief that every individual is created in the image of God and has value.

2. We believe that, as followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to have compassion on those who are hurting or marginalized; through the FTM, we can help artisans to find purpose and to fulfill their God-given desire for meaningful work.

3. We believe that because God loves us and values all people, He wants them to spend eternity with Him. He has told His children to go into all the world and proclaim the good news of eternal life through repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ and make disciples from every tribe and nation.

4. We believe that God has called us to host the FTM so that people know He is a God of love and compassion and that His followers are too.

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