There is a wonderful new store in Highland Square, called The Market Path. If you live anywhere near Akron, I suggest you check it out.
The Market Path sells only Fair Trade certified items from Ten Thousand Villages. Fair Trade means that the workers who make the items are paid a fair wage, so they have a chance to improve their lives. Even better, The Market Path’s prices are beyond reasonable, which makes the Fair Trade concept more accessible to people who may not be familiar with it yet. The jewelry is just as beautiful as anything you’d find somewhere else, and it costs the same or less. They have everything you could want for your holiday shopping… decorations, jewelry, toys, accessories, stuff for the garden. It’s truly wonderful.
Highland Square is becoming a local-shopper’s paradise… I always love shopping at Revival, which I can count on for really cute, inexpensive clothes. Square Records is a great place to shop for music lovers. To complete your socially-conscious shopping experience, dine at locally-owned Two Amigos, or semi-local and totally delicious Aladdins. Top it off with some local ice cream from Mary Coyle.