|This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.
|713 2nd Street (next to Tim Spencer Alley)
De Colores Fair Trade Gifts is a privately owned business. It was begun as an arm of a nonprofit and became a worker cooperative in 1997 — it was taken private sometime after 2002, when it was re-named "De Colores Trading Company."
De Colores offers handmade creations of native artisans including crafts, jewelry, music, and clothing. Proceeds from sales support indigenous families, organizations, and cooperatives from around the world.
For More information on fair trade please visit http://www.transfairusa.org
For fair trade Coffee in Davis check out http://daviswiki.org/Pachamama_Coffee_Cooperative
2005-10-23 15:05:01 This is THE best place in Davis to buy gifts. —PaulThober
2008-07-15 21:44:32 De Colores' support for indigenous organizations is still a feature of the store, but they DO appear to have some financial constraints and MAY not be a sustainable business in the long run. OTOH, all small businesses have some issues. —DougWalter
2008-07-20 14:08:39 More changes are afoot at De Colores, as shoppers might have guessed from the sales (e.g. 30 percent off jewelry, which must have reduced the inventory!). I was told that they will likely shut the doors until sometime in the fall, but reopen for Day of the Dead and the holiday shopping season. Wikizens, let's keep this updated when solid information is available. —DougWalter
- They did "go dark" for a while in the Fall, but have been open since, and have a nice level of stock as of today (1-17-2009). —DougWalter
2009-03-15 14:20:13 They're currently having a going out of business sale, but an employee told me they don't know when they're closing. —jsogul