|TRADITIONS FAIR TRADE Cafe and gift shop from the outside at night.|
"Fair Trade" means clothing and crafts from poor, indigenous peoples all over the world,
bought directly from the makers and not through a middle man.
This way more money goes to the ones who make the items.
|Peeking in the window of TRADITIONS in Olympia, Washington.|
|The Righteous Mothers and I played this room.|
They have music and food every night.
|The pianos was beautiful. And in tune!|
More indigenous folk art on the walls for sale.
|Here's a poster explaining "Fair Trade."|
It's a creative way to use capitalism, isn't it?
On this page is a selection of items they feature.
|Here's the "kitchen."|
|Gabi threatened to sing.|
|Tibetan singing bowls.|
Cup one in your hand, Then use the mallet to create a ringing sound.
Many massage therapists use this to kind of clear the mind,
using music to create a healing environment.
|The Righteous Mothers do a sound check.|
I found them on Spotify this morning. Check The Righteous Mothers – Louise And Roger I tweeted it this morning under #SongsIWishIHadWritten.
|This clothing lasts forever. Nothing shoddy or worn.|
It may not look fashionable, but it's as couture, in its own way, as anything
else hand stitched.
There's an idea for the TV show, Project Accessory.
Design a look using only Fair Trade clothing.
|You could spend hours in this store and still not see everything.|
|I saw this stack of hats.|
I've never worn a hat -- or, if I did, it was for short periods of time.
I'm so tall, that hats just look stupid on me, usually.
Also, my head is very big, so most hats don't fit.
But when I see a stack of hats...
|I don't know. I might be rockin' this hat.|
|Q likes it!|
|The brown one fits a little better.|
Maybe the black one is a little too Herman Cain.
|That's one of the Righteous Mothers, Clare Meeker.|
Hmm. A Hillbilly Indiana Jones. I can do that.