Alternative Gift Market

Our annual market hosts vendors selling fair trade, environmentally-sustainable and reasonably-priced holiday gifts that create positive change for refugees and disenfranchised populations.

Shopping Our Values

Shopping Our Values is an idea that really resonates with many of us at NDPC. Fair Trade certification is a system that supports transparency so consumers can, in fact, shop their values.

Fair Trade

FAIR TRADE means that workers are ensured of a living wage; that working conditions are safe and healthy; that there is oversight and transparency in working conditions; and that there is attention to sustainability—social, environmental, and economic—throughout production and distribution.

Building Relationships

As the number of entrepreneurial businesses launched by Clarkston residents who came to the U.S. as refugees has grown rapidly, NDPC’s Alternative Gift Market has included more and more of these local vendors. This form of “shopping our values” relies on first-hand transparency, through relationships built by members of NDPC.

Enjoy Our Facebook Posts

Cover for Alternative Gift Market
502
Alternative Gift Market

Alternative Gift Market

The Alternative Gift Market, sponsored is an opportunity to purchase Fair Trade items from co-operatives in developing countries.

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

It's a wrap! It was great to see all of our wonderful vendors again after a year off. Many thanks to our vendors, volunteers and shoppers for a wonderful, safe and purpose-filled shopping experience. And the weather cooperated too! See you next year!! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

These are the fabulous photos! Thank you for sharing.

TOMORROW!!!! The weather looks perfect! Hope to see you there to get a good jump on your holiday shopping. Shopping begins at 10:00 and over at 3. Some vendors sell out, so come early if you can. 611 Medlock Rd. #shopwithapurpose ... See MoreSee Less

TOMORROW!!!! The weather looks perfect! Hope to see you there to get a good jump on your holiday shopping. Shopping begins at 10:00 and over at 3. Some vendors sell out, so come early if you can. 611 Medlock Rd. #shopwithapurpose ... See MoreSee Less

TOMORROW!!!! The weather looks perfect!  Hope to see you there to get a good jump on your holiday shopping.   Shopping begins at 10:00 and over at 3.   Some vendors sell out, so come early if you can.  611 Medlock Rd.  #shopwithapurpose

So many wonderful goodies to choose from, you won't want to miss out. We'll be there Saturday, 10 - 3 with a fire pit going to warm your tired feet. Bring a mask or purchase one from one of our wonderful sewing cooperatives. 611 Medlock Rd, Decatur. See you there! #shopwithapurpose ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited about seeing our good friends from Sweet Sweet Syria THIS SATURDAY, 611 Medlock Rd. Decatur, 10 - 3. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to seeing my good friends from Sweet Sweet Syria again THIS SATURDAY! 611 Medlock Rd. Decatur. 10 - 3. ... See MoreSee Less

Our newest vendor, Upavim Crafts supports the women of La Esperanza, one of the poorest, most violence-ridden communities in Guatemala. We're selling pot holders, kitchen ladels, jewelry and ornaments made by these women. THIS SATURDAY! 10 - 3. #supportwomenentrepreneurs ... See MoreSee Less

Our newest vendor, Upavim Crafts supports the women of La Esperanza, one of the poorest, most violence-ridden communities in Guatemala. Were selling pot holders, kitchen ladels, jewelry and ornaments made by these women.  THIS SATURDAY!  10 - 3. #supportwomenentrepreneursImage attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

So excited to see these products!

See you Saturday!!

It's that time of year again! Woody’s cards are always a hit at the Alternative Gift Market. Get a set of 5 cards for $10. Great for gifts or those caring notes you always want to send. ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time of year again! Woody’s cards are always a hit at the Alternative Gift Market. Get a set of 5 cards for $10.  Great for gifts or those caring notes you always want to send.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

OMG. I love Woody Hickcox

Looking for high quality, traditional, art-based gifts made out of natural, sustainable, raw materials? These cute crafts and lovely scarves are made by women working in three fair trade micro-enterprises in Nepal. You’ll be getting one of a kind gifts and supporting women’s economic empowerment by shopping here. See you on December 4th! For more information, please visit: www.sunavworld.com ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for high quality, traditional, art-based gifts made out of natural, sustainable, raw materials?  These cute crafts and lovely scarves are made by women working in three fair trade micro-enterprises in Nepal.  You’ll be getting one of a kind gifts and supporting women’s economic empowerment by shopping here.  See you on December 4th! For more information, please visit: www.sunavworld.comImage attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Thank you Deedee Murphy. Can't wait.

Sushma Barakoti

Load more