Address: 109 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 212, Kirklin
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open more days and hours at Christmastime
Specialties: Ethically made products (fair trade, made
in the USA, vintage and antiques
Telephone: (765) 279-8288
Credit/Debit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, and Discover
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Old Bank Antiques and Uniques is an eco-friendly, socially conscious store where every purchase makes a difference.
Unique is the key word here for both antiques and Fair Trade. Now, I am sure you know what antiques are, but do you know what Fair Trade is and why it is important? If not, here is a brief explanation:
Unfortunately in developing countries, with the standard trade process, the producers (e.g. the farmers or craftsmen) are often under-paid for their product. Therefore, they do not have enough money to live off or support their own families. The conditions to which the workers are exposed are often also unfair. Fair Trade ensures that trading practices are fair, both in terms of payment and prices. It supports simple human rights, such as decent working conditions, eliminating the use of forced or exploitative child labor. It encourages gender equality, by allowing women to work, and by ensuring they are treated and paid the same as men. And, Fair trade encourages environmental responsibility and sustainability, thereby reducing the impact on the environment