The Eau Claire Global Market is excited to introduce you to Melinda Van Slyke of Spring Green, Wisconsin and her organization, Heart of the Sky Fair Trade: Fair Trade Textiles and Jewelry From Guatemala and Fair Trade Baskets From Ghana.
Melinda has a deep passion for social justice and human rights. Melinda began importing fair trade textiles and bead work from Guatemala as a way to improve the lives of people that she met there while volunteering as a human rights observer in a refugee community. Over the years she began selling fair trade baskets from Ghana. She makes it a point to source merchandise from family workshops, family run businesses, and women led cooperatives.
You can check out Heart of the Sky Fair Trade at: http://www.heartoftheskyfairtrade.com/