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Our Origins

Why We Are Here

There's a big, beautiful world out there! We're bringing it to you....


When you want a unique gift for someone special (and sometimes for yourself!), we want you to have the option of blessing the person and community that made your present. Fair trade goods improve the quality of life for the people making them. Fair trade certification means safe working conditions with no forced labor and a real living wage, plus additional benefits like health care and educational opportunities otherwise inaccessible to the women and men making the products.


Basically, it means the hard working people creating what you're buying are being treated how we would all like to be treated. Isn't that the way it would always be, in the best of all possible worlds? We think so. That's why we work hard to bring you wonderful fair trade items from across the world and close to home at a variety of price points. We truly want to offer something special for everyone in our community.


If you have any special requests, let us know. While we may not be able to source absolutely everything, when we are unable to stock what you are looking for we will do our best to put you in touch with another fair trade seller who can meet your needs.

 

What's the Buzz?

Tell Me What You're Offering!
Fair Trade * Handmade * Global * Local
Gifts * Decor * Community * More

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Fair Trade

Providing Safe, Gainful Employment to Individuals and Communities Vulnerable to Exploitation

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Handmade

Thoughtfully Crafted by Skilled Artisans in Ways that Preserve Traditional Arts, and are Ecologically Friendly

Global

Intentionally Sourced from Around the World and Across Our Nation

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Local

Proudly Supporting Georgia Makers and Also Featuring Select Curated Items Sourced by Our Sister Store, Zumbido de Portland

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What's the Buzz?

Tell Me What's Happening!

 

Afrikan Unity Initiative Cleans the Block!

June 15, 2019

Zumbido ATL was honored to participate in Afrikan Unity Initiative's first in a series of Clean the Block Parties aimed at building community while simultaneously beautifying ATL's Southside! To quote one impressed party goer, "[The volunteers] have really transformed this [vacant] lot in a very short time!" Many other favorable comments were overheard concerning the talented DJ spinning for the party and the excitement of residents stopping by to enjoy the event! We're already looking forward to AUI's next Clean the Block Party to be held Sunday, June 23, 2019, immediately following Freaknic! For more information visit the link below or contact Jamal Lee at jamal_lee@afrikanunity.us

Klikety Klik Boxes are Coming!

"Kool Little Boxes Straight Outta Afrika!"

We are excited to bring products to the Southside that not only are good for the workers making them but also benefit our planet as a whole. So you can imagine how thrilled we were to learn about Klikety Klik Boxes - "Kool Little Boxes Straight Outta Afrika!" Women who have previously struggled with unemployment in South Africa handmake these remarkable multi-use boxes out of discarded soda bottles. Each one is waterproof, unique, can be used in a variety of ways, and removes waste from landfills! How kool is that :)?!?!

The World's Corner In Our Neighborhood!

Women Helping Women, Worldwide

Nearly two years ago we began networking with other Georgia fair trade supporters and retailers. There is a relatively small, but growing community of merchants committed to fair trade offerings beyond coffee and chocolate here. One of our favorite Peach state fair trade champions is The World's Corner.

Founder/Manager Patricia Chourio created The World's Corner to help women artisans who are members of oppressed ethnic minority groups living throughout SE Asia. The goods these amazingly talented women produce are stunningly beautiful, artistically handmade using time honored traditional methods such as hand loom weaving and natural, organic dyeing. These works of art need to be seen and handled personally to be fully appreciated. We are thrilled that Zumbido ATL is one of the few metro area businesses where you will be able to experience all that The World's Corner has to offer up close!

The World's Corner is, to our knowledge, unique among Georgia fair trade businesses in that the women artisans working with The World's Corner are paid twice. The first payment occurs when The World's Corner purchases a collection from them. This first payment covers the cost of labor and materials involved in the creation of all items in the collection. The second payment is essentially a bonus and is paid when an entire collection sells out. Isn't that fantastic?!?! We certainly think so!


For a sneak peek at some of The World's Corner's exceptional offerings click the button below!

(VanDuine's) Cards on the Table!

When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best [Art Cards]!

We are proud to offer stunningly beautiful greeting card renditions of select laser cut artworks by the one and only Elizabeth VanDuine! If you guessed that's one of her designs showcased above in local offerings ("Some Days Are Like This #4"), you are right! To see more of her glorious creations check out her IG account by clicking the link below!

We're Making Headlines!

Thank you, VoyageATL!

This feature hits on why bringing Zumbido ATL to life was a priority as well as a dream for our Founder/Manager, Kristin Jordan.

And Our Friends Are Awesome!

Learn about our West Coast Connection!

Zumbido ATL would not be a reality without the love and supportive mentoring of our friend Samantha Bartlett, Founder/Manager of our sister store, Zumbido de Portland, emphasizing Latin American fair trade art and gifts among other wonderful fair trade offerings. To learn more about Zumbido de Portland, click the button below!

We had a blast at Afrikan Unity Initiative's first Clean the Block Party of 2019!

 

Give Us a Shout!

Exciting things are in the works! We hope to break ground this summer. With any luck we may just be open by the end of the year. If we are unable to open our doors by then, we will hopefully collaborate with other local fair trade supporters to host a holiday event! Check back for updates, and feel free to get in touch using social media or the email below.

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