Fair trade gift shop moves to new spot
The fair trade gift shop Lamb's Gate Market is relocating in downtown Huntington.
The store is closed for the latter part of the month in preparation for a move from 9th Street to a bigger space at Heritage Station, at the corner of 11th Street and Veterans Memorial Boulevard. It will be located next to Brown Dog Yoga Studio at Heritage Station.
According to its Facebook page, the market also will have a management change, as current market president Laurie Reasons is stepping down to concentrate on family. Current vice president Katherine Pancake Allgood will replace her.
Lamb's Gate Market opened in fall 2012 and sells fair trade items with all the proceeds going to benefit Remar Orphanage in Nicaragua. "Fair trade" is the global concept of ensuring farmers and artisans in less developed countries are paid decent wages and have better working conditions.
Operating entirely with volunteers, Lamb's Gate sells merchandise from Ten Thousand Villages, a well-respected fair trade company. It's scheduled to open its doors at Heritage Station on July 2.