I have tried in running my shop to be fair in pricing which is always a challenge in this secondary market. What The Roadshow says something is worth, and what it is worth in reality may be worlds apart. But, I try to keep sticker shock at a minimum so that people are not overwhelmed.
I try to buy American made products to accent our vintage/antique finds, but sometimes I have to go to the import market for those décor items that I know people are looking for. In an attempt to have unique items for gifts, I have found a wonderful business that promotes Fair Trade...Sevya...
From Sevya's site...“Sevya” means caring through service; caring for humanity and for the environment we live in. Sevya is dedicated to preserving the indigenous art forms of India by supporting the artisan communities who uphold these traditions.
So, come on in and tie one on!
"Goods produced under conditions which do not meet a rudimentary standard to decency should be regarded as contraband and not allowed to pollute the channels of international commerce."
~Franklin Delano Roosevelt