If you have driven through Akron’s Highland Square, you have noticed the many new shops and restaurants. I have found a quite unique shop called The Market Path. The Market Path offers unique gift items in Akron for a great cause. You will find hand-crafted, unique gifts from artisan groups from 10,000 villages and 40 countries from around the world. If you are looking for unique gift this holiday season, or a conversational piece for your own home, you’ve gotta visit this store.
Unique Gift Items
Each day is a new adventure when you explore The Market Path. You will find gift items organized by style and country, all beautifully displayed. Gift Items include silk scarves, hand-carved wooden items, jewelry made from various materials, pottery, baskets, paintings, frames, mirrors, bags, purses, candles, soaps, teas, coffees, musical instruments, housewares, vases, ornaments, wrapping & other papers, hand-made cards, and more. You will find something here, no matter what decorating style!
The Great Cause
Sure, the gifts are unique, but what is the “great cause”? All items sold at The Market Path meet the Fair Trade Federation certification. In other words, Fair Trade. The prices are set by the artisans, guaranteeing that every item is fairly traded. When you buy fairly traded items, you are doing your part to end global poverty. The great thing for your wallet is that prices do not reflect a higher price, even though the artisans are receiving a much larger percentage of profits. Fair Trade businesses work directly with the artisans, leaving out the middle men. You might be surprised that the prices at The Market Path are very reasonable for such unique gifts in Akron.
Bonus to your Unique Gift in Akron!
Since every item is fairly traded, The Market Path knows where every item is made. The bonus to your unique gift in Akron is that you get a Personal Story behind Each and Every Item! It’s not some mass produced product that Aunt Sue has 3 of already! Not only are you purchasing a product that will help someone in a developing country, but you will know about who made the item for you. Each item comes with its own story to be printed and sent home with you. See a picture of who made the items for you, where they live, and how they have been helped by fair trade. The stories behind the products make each item an even more special and unique gift to be given.
The Market Path is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 8pm, Friday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
The Market Path
833 West Market St
Akron, OH 44303