I have been fairly remiss with my postings because of a new part-time job I started about 2 weeks ago. It is at a store which is walking distance from my home. The place is called SERRV and is such a wonderful organization. To quote the mission statement: “SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide”. SERRV is a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization and of the Fair Trade Federation.
Learn more about our work with Artisans and Farmers.
The shop sells the handiwork of artisans and farmers from countries all over the world. SERRV has a website and stores that sell their goods around the country, but only two storefronts; one in Madison, WI and the other here in New Windsor, MD. Right in the middle of cow country. I just can’t get over that!
My favorite pieces are the ones that are obviously made from recycled products. For instance, they have these necklaces, bracelets and bowls made in Vietnam that are folded pieces of newspaper and magazines glued tightly together. Beautiful craftsmanship! I also love the magnets created from recycled cans and coiled wires made by artisans from Mombasa, Kenya. Definitely check out their website.