Stewardship at The King's Bookstore
Clothing Purchase Policy
As much as can be determined, clothing purchased by King’s is manufactured under humane working conditions, meeting or exceeding minimum labour standards in the country of manufacture. Suppliers who won’t agree to abide by our policy are not used.
We believe workers from any country should get a fair price for their labour – that’s why we carry Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea and chocolate, and support other fair trade initiatives like Freeset.
To reduce our ecological footprint, we have switched from plastic bags to recycled cloth bags. When you shop, you can choose to bring your own bag or purchase one of our cloth ones for $1.
We endeavor to carry more and more items that reflect care for the environment – particularly paper products that are recycled (post-consumer when possible), and use soy-based inks.
These items were designed and crafted by the Keiskamma Art Project in Hamburg, South Africa. The Keiskamma Art Project is a programme of the Keiskamma Trust, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that strives to reduce poverty and illness while restoring health and wellness within the community. The Keiskamma Art Project provides employment for over 100 people within the community. The Art Project has gained worldwide recognition for their large scale artworks.
Keiskamma Canada Foundation is an Edmonton based charity that partners with the Keiskamma Trust.
For more information check out there website by clicking here.
Level Ground Trading
"Our mission is to trade fairly and directly with small-scale producers in developing countries, offering our customers ethical choices." Check out their values on their website by clicking the link here.
The King's Bookstore carries a variety of Level Ground's coffee selection: Columbia, Decaf, French, Bolivia, Peru, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Congo. The Bookstore also carries Level Ground's Heirloom Rice selection: Long Grain, Violet and Aromatic. Find also their Coconut Oil and Cane Sugar here in the store!