Fair Trade Winds moving in on Ballard Avenue


By Joe Veyera

A retail store that specializes in the sale of certified fair trade and environmentally sustainable products has announced its moving to the heart of Ballard at the beginning of next month.

Fair Trade Winds will open its doors at 5329 Ballard Ave NW on August 1, according to post on the business’s Instagram account, saying that the new location will provide them with more space and a place to hold backyard events as well.

The company’s Seattle location — one of seven across the country — has been in Wallingford at the Wallingford Center (1815 N 45th St #202) since September 2011. According to their website, the store’s fair trade products range from jewelry and accessories to kitchen items and home decor, and all items are handmade by artisans around the world.

The space previously belonged to the Urban Family Brewing Company, who announced in late April that they would be leaving that space for a new location near Fisherman’s Terminal at 4441 26th Ave W, after opening in Ballard in January of 2012. In a post on their Facebook page earlier this afternoon, the brewery noted they had completely moved out of their old space.

The brewpub took over the location after Sutter Home & Hearth moved to a larger location at 920 Leary Way NW, after 32 years on Ballard Avenue.

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