Our Holiday Pop-up Store opens in Fig Garden Village, near La Boulangerie Bakery, on Sunday, November 5 at 11 am. The store will be open through January 31, 2018.
The Store is open 10-7 Weekdays and Saturdays, 11-6 on Sundays
Watch for extended Holiday hours
Click on the pictures and come inside our store!
Local shoppers who love beautiful hand-made gifts and care about spending their consumer dollars ethically can find all their holiday gifts at Tagua, a holiday pop-up store. Fresno’s first fair trade gift store, Tagua opens Sunday, November 5, next door to La Boulangerie Bakery in Fig Garden Village.
Every hand-made item Tagua carries—from distinctive jewelry and accessories, to unique home décor to creative toys—is made by a woman or other marginalized artisan working to make a better life for herself and her family.
The stories behind these artistic creations range from abandoned women rescued from human traffickers to isolated villagers subsisting on poor agricultural lands. Working for fair wages in their homes or in workshops that ensure safe working conditions, artisans are lifting themselves out of poverty as they ply their craft.
In India, widowed or abandoned mothers, vulnerable to human trafficking, support their families by creating beautiful purses and jewelry from recycled saris. Shoppers can select from a variety of necklaces, earrings, purses and scarves made of the repurposed cotton fabric previously discarded as scraps. No two are identical.
Colorful Bolgatana market baskets from Ghana are popular gifts from Tagua. Hand-woven out of elephant grass by women subsistence farmers, these colorful creations help the women attain a sustainable living. Each large, single-handled basket features its own one-of-a-kind design in a shape perfect for market shopping.
Re-purposed saris and elephant grass are just two of the many ways Tagua’s resourceful artisans turn everyday discards into items of beauty. Tagua shoppers will find bowls and trivets from recycled newspaper, ornaments carved from the prunings Bethlehem’s of olive trees, and ivory-like carvings from tagua nuts collected on the rainforest floor.
All Tagua merchandise—from scarves and hats to copper bells and wall hangings—were created in homes and workshops that adhere to the principles of fair trade—ensuring safe working conditions and creating opportunities for marginalized people and their communities.