We are located in Downtown Boulder:
1625 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Free & paid street parking available.
Phone: (303) 440-7744
Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-7:00 pm
Momentum is now part of the Fair Trade Winds family. The name will stay the same and we’ll be keeping the store stocked with the same great fair trade merchandise loyal customers and visitors have come to expect and love!
Every product Momentum carries is crafted by the human hand, tells a story and provides employment opportunities for artisan groups around the world.
Fair trade products that satisfy on SO MANY LEVELS!Lisa L.
I'm fairly certain that Momentum is the coolest shop on the planet. My husband and I dropped a lot of money here, but also got a lot of neat things as gifts and for ourselves. Keep in mind that everything in the store is fair trade certified, which means it's all ethically sourced and something you can definitely feel good about purchasing (unlike a lot of other goods). They have beautiful bracelets and other jewelry (I got a few of the Tagua bracelets for myself & family members), home decor items, bags, paper goods, and much more.Carrie O.
We were doing some local shopping in Boulder and happened upon this store for the first time. Once entered we were immediately greeted and advised that everything in the store supports Fair Trade all over the world. That is wonderful and so nice to hear of a store that really supports local artists with Fair Trade.
Lots of unique jewelry, knic knacs, note pads, coasters, and little things for your home. I found a couple beautiful items that I might be back for in the near future. The people here are top notch and really love what that store stands for. This alone makes me want to support this local business. Stop in and look around for some unique treasures.
Quite possibly the finest retail store on the planet!Matt P.
The products sold here are very unique with a global conscience. Great place to buy special gifts for the special people in your life.Kelly K.
I am inspired by the creative beauty of their products and their true commitment to fair trade. Every product has an amazing story!Michelle B.
Bali, Momentum Top Products, Sustainable Wood, Tabletop, Wedding Gift Ideas, Zen-Zen$77.00
Handmade Expressions, India, Momentum Top Products, Puzzles & Games, Sustainable Wood$20.00
Tweets from the Shop Floor
- Last night we celebrated not one but TWO birthdays on the Momentum team! Happy birthday guys! :) http://t.co/ZhUZNAa8UB
- Today is International Men's Day! You could celebrate with a Zulu wire bowl- made out of recycled telephone wire,... http://t.co/iYQXwvDvQf
- Happy Wednesday! Some mid week words of wisdom. :) http://t.co/7MPTGqzPhS
- A great little video on how Fair Trade can be powerfully positive for the planet! :) http://t.co/ABGx9xUq9o
- Brr! Feeling pretty wintery on Pearl Street today! Take a lesson from this little piggy and cuddle up with some... http://t.co/Y88z0jCCNf
- A little inspiration to jump start your week! http://t.co/9lB9WGvfyZ
See our Store in Action
At Momentum you will discover a world of meaningful things specifically chosen to satisfy your personal style and social conscience. Whether you are searching for home furnishings or handbags, bath products or baby gifts, Momentum offers a unique array of fairly traded products. Every item Momentum carries is crafted by the human hand, tells a story and provides employment opportunities for artisan groups around the world.
Momentum’s space was built using green materials wherever possible- including a 100% Bamboo floor, recycled insulation made from old cotton clothing, ultra-low flow water fixtures, a dual flush toilet, reclaimed lumber for finish design work and our cash register was built from locally salvaged Ash trees. We also salvaged our granite countertops and sink from Resource Yard.
Using Recycled and Green Materials
Momentum uses recycled paper for all our professionally printed materials. We reuse and recycle all packaging materials that we receive from suppliers. We also welcome community members to stop by and use our recycled packaging materials for their shipping/moving needs, free of charge. When doing our own shipping, we reuse the same recycled materials that we offer to the community.
Momentum exists as a business to create and inspire social change by providing socially responsible choices for everyday purchases.
At Momentum we envision a world where businesses promote economic, social and environmental justice and where engaged communities support these efforts.
By integrating social and environmentally sound values into our daily practices, we are demonstrating that business can be a vehicle for social change.
The name, Momentum, represents our collective strength and purchasing power that is manifesting change in the world.
Our logo symbolizes the values that we have invested in Momentum. The hand represents the handmade quality of Momentum’s crafts and is symbolic of our hands on commitment to socially responsible business practices. The heart represents the integrity of our Fair Trade principles. Our logo is comprised of multiple hands and hearts to remind us that social change is a collective effort in need of all our hands and hearts.
Fair Trade Stories
Read how fair trade helps keep the art of block printing alive in northern India and the impact it has on artisans’ lives. Plus, get a detailed account of the many intricate steps of block carving and block printing.
In October we traveled to India to visit the block-print artisans of Jubilee Traders. See fair trade in action and learn about our growing relationships with these extremely talented artisans. It was such a great experience to be a part of their world, if only for a few days!
October is Fair Trade Month! It’s time to celebrate! There are tons of ways you can join the festivities this month. Check out some great giveaways from cool fair trade organizations.
Myth: Fair trade products are low quality. Fact: fair trade products are lovingly handmade & unique. Read more to see how we debunk this common misconception.
Here are 5 reason to eat fair trade chocolate, including the lack of child labor, protection of the planet, and of course, it tastes great! Read more.
It is a common misconception that fair trade is a form of charity. While it does help artisans working in developing countries break the cycle of poverty, fair trade does not rely on handouts. Read more on the blog!
Twice a year we travel to New York City for the NyNow Gift Show. We rely on these short, but action-packed, trips to keep growing our connections with our fair trade partners. They are the direct connection to all the artisans who make the products we carry and are an important part of making fair trade what it is – they too are the faces of fair trade.
Perhaps the biggest fair trade myth is the misconception that fair trade refers only to coffee and for products, when in reality there are thousands of unique fair trade products ranging from spices, baby bibs, coffins, grapes, vodka, boxers & more. You just have to seek them out!