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Michelle Bourdon: Fair trade merchandise at USC Pacific Asia Museum
Michelle Bourdon oversees the USC Pacific Asia Museum store, which sells fair-trade certified crafts and wares from women artisans and organizations that train and provide women with a path to entrepreneurship. (USC Photo/Emily Gersema)

USC Pacific Asia Museum shop in Pasadena sells fair trade items to help women worldwide rise

In the museum’s shop, 60% of the merchandise is certified as fair trade — sourced from Asian American and Asian artists, as well as L.A.-area artists.