Owner of Re-Thread Thrift, Michael Wahl is expanding his operations to offer fair trade items in the soon-to-open Do Good Marketplace. Opening August 31, the marketplace will feature items that have been ethically made from ministries and organizations around the world.
Michael tell us, “Every time I walk outside these walls I want to make sure we do good. In the end I’m not a salesman, but I believe I’m supposed to help change lives.” Do Good Marketplace works directly with ministries to provide jobs to people who create products for the store. Michael continues, “These products are made with dignity, sustainability, and ethically.”
As Michael led us on a tour, we saw several beautiful products such as handmade candles from the Prosperity Candle company that is based in East Hampton, Massachusetts, and helps refugee families build new lives. Additionally, we saw numerous pottery mugs, bracelets, and stuffed animals by Shelley Jean with the Hatian-based company Papillon Marketplace. Shelley started Papillon because she did not want to see kids abandoned by poverty in Haiti.
Other products found inside the new marketplace are diapers, shirts, and mugs from DriButts, bracelets and lip balm from Middle Ground Malnutrition Clinic, baby products, and earrings and bracelets from Petite Palm.
The new marketplace is located inside Re-Thread Thrift store at 1561 Highway 27 South, Carrollton, Georgia.
For more details on Re-Thread Thrift’s 2017 grand opening click here.