I’ve recently partnered with an amazing small local business, TRI Vintage and Wares. TRI has a physical store in Lafayette, Colorado and also sells its unique, responsibly sourced and socially conscious home decor, fashion and accessories online at Shop TRI.
I happily call Boulder County home, and I am so excited to have found this local treasure of a shop. Not only does it have fair trade clothing, recycled vintage housewares, and local accessories – but it also gives back. TRI Vintage is a store with a cause – giving profits back to benefit the Indian women and girls who create so many of the products in the shop. They are empowering and supporting non profit organizations and making a difference in the lives of orphans in Pune, India.
Check out some of these carefully sourced items:
They have the best selection of vintage, handmade and fair trade items – and the prices are so reasonable!
I spent a good part of the afternoon in the store – there is so much to see! I chatted with Liz, who has a passion for their global citizenship mission and we chatted about their most recent trip to India. I couldn’t stop admiring the skilled decorating of Ricci, her sister-in-law and one of the three owners of the store. TRI is a family owned store – owned by brother (Jordan), sister (Ricci) and sister-in-law (Liz). Isn’t that awesome?
While shopping in-store, there was a group of gals that came in to find gifts for their friend’s birthday. They each left with something unique. As a final touch, TRI wrapped and stamped the gifts with The Restoration Initiative logo. I loved watching the care that was put into presenting these special gifts.
There is so much goodness to this store. I love the styles and designs by small local and global artisans. I can’t get enough of the handpick vintage items from (mostly) estate sales for resale in their store. (OMG I would love shopping for vintage treasures as a part of my job!)