Mercantile

Promotional photography for the Olympia Food Co-OpWe offer an extensive selection of imaginatively crafted products that promote sustainability.

In our mercantile department you will find a wide array of reusable storage containers and dishes, recycled glassware, cast iron cookware, organic fair trade socks and leggings, environmentally sustainable beeswax candles, handmade local stuffed animals, and cards, knitware, and incense.

We are honored to have supportive long term connections with the great local and international companies that supply our products.  Here are links to some of these companies:

Anchor Glass
Union-made glass

Big Dipper Wax Works
Big Dipper designs extraordinary products.  They also make donations to environmental and social justice organizations in the Puget Sound area and beyond.

Cielo Project
The CIELO Project is a wonderful organization in Olympia that promotes community, self-sufficiency, and leadership of Latinas/os and other under-served people in the South Puget Sound area. Participants in CIELO’s sewing program provide the Co-op with beautiful shopping bags.

Down to Earth Distributors
Down to Earth is a distributor of fair trade finger puppets and knit ware. They are also a wholesale retailer for many reusable and recycled glass storage containers and housewares.

Eco Lunch Boxes and To-go Ware
These companies offer fair trade produced sturdy and reusable lunch ware and utensil kits.

Sherry Buckner
Sherry is a local Olympia artist who creates cards using her own gorgeous designs.

Surya Trading
This organization makes plant based incense, and offers fair wage and donation support to women in the community of Vrindaban, India.

Maggie’s Organics
This fabulous company produces stylish fair trade organic cotton clothing, while supporting healthy work practices and economic justice for their farmers and production employees.

Vidaliah Crafts
Vidaliah Crafts offers super cute and playful stuffed animals handcrafted in Olympia from recycled fabrics.