The Umbrella Tree is a tree native to Africa, where many of our artisan partners live. As an organization, we are an "umbrella" for several small fair trade businesses, and like an umbrella, we pop up!
Maybe you are organizing an event, and you want to add a little spice. We can help you do that. We create an attractive marketplace with lots of fun things to fill the senses. Our products make great take-home souvenirs, as well as gifts for oneself. And you can feel great when you splurge a little, knowing that your purchase is providing life-giving support to women in developing countries. Support for fair trade businesses is one of the best and most sustainable ways to solve the problems of third world poverty, providing income with dignity.
If you are in northern Indiana, we are also available to share the stories of our artisans and the children we support through our related charities. We can tailor our programs to the needs and interests of your group. For example, a group that includes children can include some crafts activities and hands-on education about the lives of children in Uganda.