SERRV is recognized as a leader and pioneer in the fair trade movement, with origins in 1949 as one of the first fair trade organizations in the United States. As a founding member of both the World Fair Trade Organization and the Fair Trade Federation, SERRV has touched countless lives with opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
SERRV began with a small group of Church of the Brethren relief workers helping refugees rebuild after World War II. SERRV originally stood for “Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation”, but since our mission and work has expanded greatly since then, we now use SERRV as a word on its own. In 1993, SERRV incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization.
Think of us when you need a unique gift for birthdays or the holidays or just to treat yourself, knowing at the same time you are helping artisans around the world make better lives for themselves. Our shop continues to add new items and we encourage you to check them out!
We are expanding our hours for the holidays and will be open from 10-4 on Saturdays and after each service on Sunday.