It's not every day that the mission of a new endeavor is clear, but ours certainly was when we opened Driftless Fair Traders store on Oct. 6, 2006. We strive to bring you beautiful products from around the world while providing a living wage and a safe, sustainable work environment to the artisans.
For Kathi Irwin, Craig Anderson, and Kile Martz the journey has expanded our store, our minds, and our hearts since we opened. We doubled our modest space in the Hotel Fortney after a wonderful response during the holiday season of 2006. Now we offer a wide variety of products including snacks, clothing, jewelry, home and garden, gift items, and furniture.
We're just getting started. This year we have launched our new website with online shopping, expanded our offerings into beautiful furniture from Indonesia and continue to reach out to new and old customers alike. Look for us in the Kickapoo Valley at holiday and benefit events throughout the year as we share our passion for Fair Trade.
We hope you will come and shop your good values with us!