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Rust Belt Lifestyle is a culture & lifestyle magazine for those who create, entertain, live, work and travel in the region.  Hope you have a nice stay & remember to sign up for the bi-annual magazine!

The Silk Road Fair Trade Market

The Silk Road Fair Trade Market

Wendy Farmerie, the proprietor of The Silk Road Fair Trade Market, is a world traveler.  She awes with the knowledge of the goods she carries in her store.  I feel as if I am walking into multiple issues of National Geographic as I pick up a scarf, purse, or one of the many goods on sale.  Wendy can tell you the stories of the people that made it, the challenges they face, and the impact that buying the item has on the makers.  

Along with the goods, I love the store as well as the stories.  The prices are fair and I love that the purchases directly make an impact on the lives of makers around the world.  

Giving back by making informed decisions as a consumer is something I strongly believe in. Supporting shop owners like Wendy who have made and are making positive impacts in the world around her is a must.

Wendy & The Silk Road Fair Trade Market were featured in Book One of Rust Belt Lifestyle.  Clothing & accessories were also featured in the Main Street.  Photography by Tami Weingartner.

Copy editing by Morgan Kohler

Green Bug Glass

Green Bug Glass

A Better Blanket

A Better Blanket