“Fair Trade is, fundamentally, a response to the failure of conventional trade to deliver sustainable livelihoods and development opportunities to people in the poorest countries of the world…Poverty and hardship limit people’s choices while market forces tend to further marginalize and exclude them. This makes them vulnerable to exploitation, whether as farmers and artisans in family-based production units or as hired workers within larger businesses.” World Fair Trade Organization (http://wfto.com/)
About The Shop
Olive Branch was founded to give the Martha's Vineyard community a chance to discover organic extra virgin olive oils and other foods from Palestine and to have a glimpse - through arts and crafts - of a living culture with ancient roots. Olive Branch is proud to be part of the Vineyard based World Market collective, so our shop also features handcrafts from Haiti, Zanzibar, Kenya, Bangladesh, India, and Guatemala. We are also honored to carry honey and beeswax candles from the Vineyard's own ISLAND BEE.
Olive Branch Fair Trade is a member of
BuyLocalMV / Island Club. We offer Island Card discounts on most items, except books, paintings, and prints.
This Spring, we are open
Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 - 5
and when the lights are on !
We are also open by appointment 7 days a week. Please call or text 774-563-3083
It's a small shop, so we are welcoming one or two customers at a time.
MASK UP ! MASKS ARE REQUIRED !
What We Sell
We sell all of the Canaan Fair Trade products from Palestine that are available in the U.S. We also carry various ingredients which are indispensable to Middle Eastern cooking, including Aleppo pepper, pomegranate molasses, tahini, qizha, etc.
At Olive Branch Fair Trade, you will find a wide variety of Palestinian fair trade, and direct artisan crafts - including embroidery, hand painted pottery, olive wood kitchenware, and hand-blown glass; kuffiyas, wool felt creations; leather goods, sterling silver jewelry, and olive oil soaps.
We have stunning paintings and fine reproductions from Malak Mattar’s series “When peace dies…embrace it; it will live again.” We also have modern calligraphy by Ahmad Zoabi.
The shop has a sweet book corner featuring poetry, novels, embroidery, history, and cookbooks.
You will also find a selection of beautiful crafts from Haiti, Guatemala, Kenya, Zanzibar, India, and Bangladesh.