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.
We are located in Downtown Boulder:
1625 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Free & paid street parking available.
Phone: (303) 440-7744
Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-7:00 pm
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
- Ana is rocking our buriti palm clutch! Handwoven in Brazil, these are made from buriti palm fiber, which is... http://t.co/btYZckYe5A
- Support women's education in style! These woven sisal grass necklaces are #handmade by women in Swaziland who... http://t.co/giXMiAwkAo
- Tired of getting caught in the afternoon rain? The #BasketsOfCambodia purses are the ideal handbag for #Colorado... http://t.co/L3ulACYMBM
- Momentum is hiring for a part-timer! If you know of anyone who would be perfect for this job, please share this... http://t.co/g5iK5FIR22
- New #BeadforLife products are in!! Come check out the shea butter soaps, lip balms and an assortment of new... http://t.co/yMMCW2YK92
- Thought this graphic was quite helpful. Thanks to our sister store, Fair Trade Winds, for sharing it! http://t.co/rlNOIW4Zd0
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.
Here are 10 reasons to shop fair trade you might not have thought of. Fair trade is more than just a marketing ploy used to sell more products. When we buy fair trade products we know they truly have a positive impact.
We talk to many people each day in our fair trade stores, and we want to clarify some common myths that circulate about fair trade. The first is the myth that fair trade products cost more. Read more to see how we debunk this common misconception.
We attended the world premiere of “Connected by Coffee” in April and whether or not you love coffee, we highly recommend it! An inspiring look at two fair trade companies as they visit their farmer partners. As one farmer says, “The more cups of coffee sold, the more social justice we have in our country.”
Start a Campaign. Change the World. SUNY Geneseo’s Fair Trade Campaign Update Curious about what a fair trade campaign is and what it consists of? Check out our previous blog post about how to start a campaign and become a fair trade university. SUNY Geneseo has made great strides with its fair trade campaign since its start in the Fall
It’s a shame that “Fair Trade” and “Free Trade” sound so similar because they really have very little in common. The biggest difference is that Free Trade agreements happen on a multi-national level, with very little concern for small farmers and artisans. In contrast, “in Fair Trade, we don’t sell and buy. We build long-term partnerships and friendship and commitment.”
Fair Trade fashion perhaps comes the closest to solving the fashion industry’s problems, or has the potential at least. Fair Trade runs on the idea that consumerism doesn’t have to be bad, that you can feel good about what your purchase means and most importantly that you CAN actually know what your purchase means to the individual who made it.
On February 4th, Fair Trade Campaigns launched its newest campaign, Fair Trade Schools. Fair Trade Campaigns already has initiatives for Colleges, Universities and Congregations, but now there can be K-12 schools committed to Fair Trade.
Hi! I’m Ben – I work at Fair Trade Winds Stony Brook and I’m a sophomore at SUNY Geneseo. I recently wondered how Geneseo could become a fair trade university and am in the process of learning how. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a Fair Trade Campaigns conference for the New England Region. Fair Trade