Worlds Window

214 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 319-268-1584

About Us

Our Mission


The World's Window, a store with a purpose is a  non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote Fair Trade awareness through education, advocacy and sales.

What We Do


The store is a non-profit gift shop in Cedar Falls, Iowa that supports Fair Trade by offering a wide selection of high quality, certified goods to the Cedar Valley communities of northeast Iowa. The store carries unique, hand-crafted gifts, décor and foods from over 40 artisan groups and farmer co-ops in over 30 countries. Fair Trade provides fair wages, clean water and environmental sustainability. Every fair trade purchase makes a difference in our world. World’s Window is volunteer staffed except for two part-time managers. The store offers educational workshops for adults and children as well as special events throughout the year.

Why We Do It


Simply put, for a better world. By selling Certified Fair Trade items, we are helping to provide impoverished farmers, women, children and families around the world with a meal on the table, a living wage, a sustainable garden, a chance at an education and the opportunity to choose a life to live. Fair Trade addresses social injustice, sex trafficking, fair wage and healthy working conditions, trade equality and a green and fair economy.