The Co-op Mercantile Presents: It’s one world.

IOW_11x17_Poster_FinalIt’s one world: thanks for helping us support companies that give back.

This is a season of abundance: of quality time, of meal preparation and planning, of getting caught up in the festive spirit, of community. Those aspects of the season are easy to align with the Cooperative movement and mission. We here at your Co-op also realize the importance of promoting companies and products that further support the community, whether here in the Skagit Valley, or across the globe.

Several months ago, a group of us here at the Co-op realized our 2nd floor Mercantile department carried products from a number of manufacturers that are Fair Trade Certified, and/or give back to local and international non-profit organizations. The number of charitable manufacturers has only grown, which prompted the Co-op to launch our “It’s one world.” campaign, which highlights how individual companies give back to their workforce and the global community.

Each product that is a part of the It’s One World campaign is identified throughout the Mercantile with a small square sign. Signs include our It’s One World insignia (title and green world map), the manufacturer’s logo, and a short description of what the company does to be recognized as a part of It’s One World. If a company is Fair Trade Certified, that logo is also included on the sign.

So, what does it take for a company to be included in It’s One World? (Companies within the It’s One World campaign have one of the following distinctions, or both.) Read more The Co-op Mercantile Presents: It’s one world. …

New in the Mercantile: “It’s One World”

IOW_headerLook for this label throughout the Co-op’s Mercantile: it signifies a great product, made sustainably by a manufacturer that is committed to giving back through a variety of social causes: education, environment, justice & equality, youth programs, food & clothing, living-wage employment, etc.

It’s our way of connecting the Co-op & its owner-members and customers (that’s YOU) with the world. 
Thanks for helping us support international labels that are giving back.

For product descriptions, visit the Mercantile upstairs at the Co-op, or click here.

Mercantile Never Smelled So Sweet

pepperjack dispalyYour Mercantile Department has stocked up on amazing new products from Pepperjack Home.  We are now carrying the whole line of Linen and Room Spray,which includes an amazing new scent Cedar and Lemongrass. All natural room spray will will gently scent an area with just a couple sprays! All of  cleaning products are 100% natural and come in 100% either recycled, recyclable, or reusable glass containers (even the labels :)peperjack

We have also expanded their line of laundry soaps. The ultra-concentrated laundry soaps are handmade in small batches absolutely never using; fillers, parabens, phosphates, chlorine, artificial colors or fragrances making them ideal for those who have sensitive skin. They are safe for both septic systems and high efficiency washing machines.

Ingredients: castile soap (made from coconut oil) sodium bicarbonate, sodium tetraborate, sodium carbonate, organic essential oils.

Co-op Mercantile Springtime Sale!

mercsaleVisit the Co-op’s Mercantile loft and browse our sale table items. There’s tons of great stuff, from games, toys mercsale2and baby accessories to books, candles, water bottles and wallets. All items are priced as marked, and priced to sell!

Come on by and check it out for yourself. No doubt something on this table will strike your fancy. Look hard and you may find something suitable for a future birthday, holiday or baby shower gift. Read more Co-op Mercantile Springtime Sale! …

Fashion Foward Minded Clothing…Oh and Cute TOO!!!!

monika4The mercantile is swimming in amazing spring and summer clothing.  We have just “hangered up” an amazing collection of Revival Ink and Synergy clothing.  If you are not aware of these companies, we implore  to learn about all their social conscious awesomeness.

Revival Ink is a Seattle-based, illustrated clothing line created by Tara Smith. Featuring organic cotton fabrics that are so soft, you can’t stop touching them. Original illustrations highlight the shape and cut of each garment, including prints on the hood, sleeves, and pockets: to surprise and intrigue. Feel good knowing Revival Ink is fair trade, and eco-conscious, so you can own a piece of responsible design. Support a local artist, love our earth, and look very stylish while doing it. Let the revival begin! Read more Fashion Foward Minded Clothing…Oh and Cute TOO!!!! …