Welcome to The Intersection: Fair Trade! We are based out of Surrey BC, Canada, and we sell quality, ethically sourced Fair Trade products. We want to offer you products that come with faces and stories. We want you to be confident knowing that the money from your purchases is going back to the people who made your goods, who are being treated fairly. We want to change the way you shop, because your purchases impact real people in real places and their quality of life.
Joy Tee Restock
We have restocked on all sizes of our very popular Joy Tees. These tees are a great reminder to choose and to spread joy in the midst of these trying times. They are ethically made in Haiti, from organic cotton and recycled water bottles. Click on the image below to pick up your Joy Tee and spread some joy.
These letter pressed cards from our new partner Paper Baristas have been a big hit, and we have sold out of many of the designs! We love the Paper Baristas and what they do. Each card means more than just what you write on it, it is a symbol of hope and freedom for those who have been affected by human trafficking. A portion of each purchase from Paper Baristas is donated to one of the biggest organizations that work to fight trafficking.
We have restocked on some of the most popular designs, as well as added new ones. Head to our Greeting Card section or click the link below to see all of our letter pressed cards.
These adorable long sleeve diaper shirts are perfect for any little one.They come from one of our newest partners, Colored Organics.They believe in making clothing for little ones that is both adorable and ethical. They pay their artisans above standard pay, cap work hours, provide a safe work environment, and donate to organizations who support children in need.These diaper shirts come in sizes for 0-18 months, and a wide variety of colours. They are made of 100% GOTS certified cotton, and use safe dyes, so they are safe for your little one. Click the link below or head to our New Arrivals to check out all the diaper shirts.
With so much of our lives ruled by technology, phones, alarms, notifications and alerts these days, sometimes it can be overwhelming. Some of us still prefer a paper book, a physical newspaper, a handmade card, or a good old-fashioned day planner. 2021 is now in full swing (in case you missed it), and 2021 day planners have sold out from one of our newest partners: Paper Baristas. We were sad to miss them, but we want to let you know about a pre-sale for 2022 day planners. Yes, it is far away, but good things take time, and these planners are very very good. If it wasn’t enough that they are beautiful, and the best ethically made ones we’ve been able to find in 10 years of looking, profits from the sale of them go back to fight human trafficking, which is incredible. We are grateful to be able to partner with this group, and to bring you good looking organization for your daily life. Again, pre-sale starts today, so make sure to jot down a reminder for yourself in your planner to scoop one up. (See what we did there?)
We have been working on bringing in basic clothing pieces for both men and women over the past year. The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to slave labour, unsafe working conditions, and unethical practices. We want to be able to offer you ethical alternatives and pieces that you can feel good about wearing. We've just brought in new women's long sleeves, as well as unisex hoodies. Head to the clothing section to check out all the ethical basics that we carry.
We have just received pieces from the new Starfish Project Spring Line. This includes layering chains, necklaces, earrings and rings! We love Starfish project for what they do, and for the beautiful pieces they produce. To see all the new Starfish pieces, head to our New Arrivals section.
We are really excited to launch some new and exciting things in partnership with Willow & Oak Candle Co. We are launching a new scent called Breathe, which has a eucalyptus aroma and is the perfect calming addition to any room! We are also launching three of our scents in a 12 oz glass container, and they are gorgeous! These 12 oz candles all have the same wooden wick that is featured in the West Coast candle. Our 4 oz candles will also be transitioning to the wooden wicks, which have a crackle effect, and look beautiful. Make sure you pick up one of these new candles before they're gone! Meredith herself (owner of Willow and Oak, and maker of the candles) will be on site this Saturday Jan 23 to sell candles, so make sure you book in a time to come in!