Every Purchase Makes a Difference

About Us

New Ulm’s Own is a nonprofit fair trade store featuring fair trade products handcrafted by artisans in developing countries. 

We also feature artwork created by local artisans.  

We offer fair trade chocolates and coffee, handcrafted gifts, jewelry and other products. These artisans lack access to markets, business skills and tools needed to grow. They use sustainable materials. Through such organizations as Ten Thousand Villages and Servv, we are able to access these products with an eye toward creating a better world.

Our profits will go to support the operation of local charities such as the NUMAS Haus in New Ulm, Minnesota. NUMAS Haus provides emergency shelter and support services to homeless single mother families with school age children from the New Ulm, Minnesota area.

We have also contributed to Brown County Family Services Foster Care Program, Ivy House (crisis nursery), Westridge Place, ProKinship, and others.

For more information or to volunteer to staff New Ulm’s Own, please call or email.  

– Pictures used from the SERRV International Website –

Our Building

Learn more about the history of our building.