Lisa Ostroff, the proprietor of Trade Roots fair trade gift shop and cafe, moved to the DC area with a background in international relations and a dream of making the world a better place. After spending years in the non-profit world and raising a family of her own, she had the idea of opening Trade Roots, which is designed to be a public service as well as a viable business.
In fact, this Arlington boutique helps skilled craftsmen and farmers working abroad by providing them a fair price for their products, while also offering high-quality, sustainably sourced, artisan-produced goods to local shoppers. While you browse the shop’s unique selection of jewelry, scarves, handbags and housewares, you can feel good about any purchases you make, as your money is supporting hardworking artisans in places far, far away from The Maxwell!
5852 North Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205