A Walk to Beautiful Movie Event

Join Healing Hands of Joy, Chicago Circle, and Founder, Allison Shigo, for a Screening of the Emmy Award Winning Movie "A Walk to Beautiful" Invite your friends to join us for a wonderful evening to watch this powerful movie. It tells the story of a program called...

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Wear Your School/Team Spirit!

Show Your Team Spirit With Our Roll On  Bracelets from Nepal Each of our fair trade bracelets roll on to almost any wrist size. They are hand crocheted by artisans in Nepal and have a lifetime guarantee. We carry them in a range of colors and we encourage you to find...

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Headed to Ravinia?

Stop by the Mustard Seed to Plan Your Ravinia Picnic! We know you will love our leather and raffia wine tote from Morocco ($28), along with our bone bottle openers ($18) and wood serving piece ($26) from Kenya. The wire basket transforms into multiple shapes ($22)...

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Take it Outside!

We Have Great Items for Patio Parties  Bring color to your table with our gorgeous tray from Peru ($88), a blue pitcher from Mexico ($40) or a turquoise pitcher from Guatemala ($38). The beautiful 60" x 90" tablecloth from India ($56) is made using the traditional art...

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Many thanks to our customers and fashion show team!

We want to thank our customers who braved the chilly weather to attend our fashion show this year! All of the proceeds from ticket sales went to Beacon Place and Opportunity International.  Beacon Place empowers children and families by offering six core programs to...

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Fair Trade Fashion

The Mustard Seed is committed to partnering with cooperatives and artisans in developing countries to provide a market for their creations. Our partners pay a fair wage and/or allow the artisans to set the price for their products so that they can make a sustainable...

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May 9th is World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Day May 9th, 2015 The Mustard Seed is committed to stocking our shop with Fair Trade merchandise to help artisans across the globe. On May 9th, please make a point of purchasing Fair Trade products at our store and in other shops, to show your support...

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Fair Trade Gifts for Mom

We have beautiful Fair Trade gifts for Mom at every price point! Our reversible cardigan and skirt from Indigenous are constructed from organic cotton with low impact dyes. The clothing is made following Fair Trade principles by artisans in Peru, so you know the...

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Rugs Designed to Make A Difference

The Arzu Story: A Mission for Change Arzu is a not for profit that offers hope for a better life for women, their families and communities throughout Afghanistan. Arzu empowers impoverished Afghan women artisans by providing sustainable income, education and...

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