PRE Holiday Shopping SALE

SLOW DOWN... Shop NOW and SAVE.  We want to help you survive the Holiday Hustle with low prices NOW, before all of the parties, shopping and Holiday madness begins.  Prices are marked so there is no need to mess around with a coupon code.  Sit back, relax, shop and feel good knowing you're ahead of the game... saving money... and doing good.We've included some of our brand new items…

ART ATTACK 2017

The first weekend of November is the annual ART ATTACK at the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis.  This year happens to be the 20th anniversary of the event and the 100th anniversary of the building itself.Meander down the long and winding halls of this 100 year old building while visiting open artist studios all weekend long.  Make sure to stop in and visit at studio 238 where you…

October is Fair Trade Month

October is Fair Trade Month!!!  It exists to emphasize the importance of Fair Trade and the effects that it has on our fellow humans outside of the western sphere of influence and markets.  The very first and foremost ethic of Fair Trade is to create sustainable and self sufficient opportunity for disadvantaged and marginalized producers, paying fair wages and on time payment.  Fair…

Boho Style Earrings on Trend for Fall 2017

We love the bright colors, tassels and boho style trends taking center stage this fall!  We've found some beautiful boho style earrings for you to add to your look this fall and they are all handmade by both American and fair trade artisans.Our favorites are these handwoven boho style statement earrings from Thailand.  They are lightweight, flirty and add just the right amount of stateme…

Artisan Made Home Goods

Fill your home and life with artisan made home goods and feel good knowing that your purchase has made a difference in the life of the maker.  There is nothing better than owning an original work of art... be it a painting, a hand stitched Kantha quilt or hand woven throw or rug.  Here at TRUE ETHIC every home decor item in our store is hand made from start to finish. Many items start ri…

Labor Day Weekend History

Labor Day was officially recognized as a US federal holiday in 1894.  It is observed on the first Monday of September as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of American workers.  It was created by the Labor Movement in the late 19th Century.  The Labor Movement fought hard to abolish child labor, establish ethical working conditions, hours and wages.Labor Unions formed a…