The Museum Boutique offers a bold, eclectic and ever-changing array of socially conscious giftware that challenges thought and action, championing and promoting human rights.
All revenue from the Boutique supports the chartered educational purposes and activities, programs and ongoing development of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
We believe commerce is an important means by which to effect positive change in the world. As consumers, we have the opportunity to spend our money in ways that make a difference. We encourage our customers to partake in thoughtful consumption.
We strive to ensure that our suppliers:
- Respect and support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
- Respect and comply with labour standards;
- Respect minimum age standards;
- Do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation, political opinion or physical or mental disability;
- Acknowledge that workers have the right to organize, to form a union and to engage in collective bargaining;
- Guarantee a safe and healthy workplace;
- Act with social responsibility or stay involved in humanitarian work in their own communities;
- Are environmentally responsible.
We are committed to our local and global community through active outreach to suppliers that support
- Fair trade, either those who are certified as fair-trade, or who follow the principles of fair trade;
- Goods made by hand, by artists and artisans from around the world;
- Local product; whether made in Winnipeg, or Manitoba, or Canada;
- Fostering connections between producers and consumers; we’ll let you know the stories behind our product.