We have some cool new household goods available from Best Manufacturers based out of Portland.
Reusable vegetable and herb bags are engineered to keep produce fresh according to their specific use. Dampening the inner liner keeps moisture next to the veggies while the cotton/polyester canvas allows for optimal air flow!
We also carry a variety of Best’s high quality whisks, spreaders and juicers.
Add Roses to the Daffodils on your table!
Just in!! Beautiful Roses
Fragrant and Sweet
Bring home Fair Trade Flowers for a wonderful treat!!
Looking for a more unique and classic card to send to your friends and loved-ones this holiday season? How about these gorgeous offerings from Graham & Carolyn’s House of Cards?
Carolyn & Graham are local Salem artisans that mine their extensive antique book collection to find beautiful and unique images to make greeting cards.
The books were published in the 16th through 20th centuries and are a treasure trove of wonderful period etchings, paintings, and engravings which Carolyn and Graham transfer using archival paper and inks.
They have hundreds of images in their collection, ad we carry a wide selection of these cards to choose from. All of these professional printed cards have blank interiors just waiting for your personal hand-written messages.
LifeSource carries a wide variety of hand-made Alpaca gloves, hats, mittens, and accessories from Andes Gifts is a company whose mission it is to help improve the lives of Andean women by providing a living wage for their high quality work.
These beautiful, brightly colored products are made in the rich knitting tradition of the South American highlands and make wonderful, thoughtful, socially conscious gifts – especially considering the dropping temperatures we’ve had of late.
From the Andes Gifts website:
At Andes Gifts we want to prove that affordable high quality, hand-made products can be sourced ethically and sustainably thereby benefiting the individuals and communities involved. We started with this ideal and have developed our unique production infrastructure accordingly, to accommodate the realities of the area of the world in which we work, the highlands of Bolivia and Peru.
The constant push for increases profits by mainstream, brand name stores and businesses. Though this results in lower prices for consumers here in the United States, often the producers of the products we buy are left to scrape by with an increasingly smaller portion of the proceeds from these sales.
Fair Trade companies such as Andes Gifts aim to counteract the “race to the bottom” that often accompanies this drive for ever larger profits, as well as the sweatshop environments that result from the lack of meaningful regulation or enforcement. By spending your dollars on products provided by Fair Trade companies you ensure that a larger percentage of the profits make it into the hands of the folks that are doing the work to provide these products.