February 12th, 2021
If you’re looking for local businesses to support this Valentine’s Day, put Trade Roots on your list. This local fair trade gift shop, coffee house, and wine bar is an all-in-one stop for all your holiday needs, from gifts to experiences. The best part? Every item is fair trade thoughtfully sourced to support artisans, craftsmen, and small farmers from across the globe and locally! Owner, Lisa Ofstroff, explains that each item from her shop aims to support fair global wages with transparent and sustainable relationships. Each item tells a story! You can find handmade jewelry from India, Mexico, Thailand, and close to home, elephant pants from Thailand, wool socks with wool sourced from Peru but made right here in the U.S. and so much more. All the coffee and tea beverages are fair trade as well, with tasty treats like granola by Together We Bake in Alexandria.
Lisa aims to build a community that supports community, each item spreading love—perfect for Valentine’s Day gifting and dates!