Our Story

A Socially Conscious Retail Store

Tradewinds is a nonprofit retail store run by Coarc, the largest nonprofit organization in Columbia County, NY, dedicated to expanding abilities, one person at a time, so people experiencing disabilities can achieve their individual goals.

Located on Warren Street in the city of Hudson, our shop is a socially conscious retail space. We serve as an opportunity to teach retail employment skills in an integrated community setting, providing meaningful work and wages to people with intellectual and/or developmental differences. We offer fair trade items from both local and global artisans, as well as items crafted by people who receive Coarc services.

What Customers Are Saying

“I love going to Tradewinds to shop for gifts because they have unique things and I know that my purchase is helping someone.”

"If I need a special, unique gift for a birthday, wedding, or Mother's Day, Tradewinds is the first and last shop I visit. They have numerous handcrafted, exquisite items. I love that they have fair-trade and socially conscious products, and many local items as well. The manager, Tammy, is so helpful and friendly and she provides great advice when I'm looking for a specific gift. Many items are crafted by individuals with disabilities.

Some items I've purchased at Tradewinds...a colorful, one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass ball for my aunt to hang in her window, a cute birdhouse made from a gourd, handmade hair pins for my friend, and gorgeous blue floral ceramic coasters for a Mother's Day gift."

"Tradewinds is my 'go-to' place for gifts and for my home decor. Tradewinds carries some of the most beautiful and meaningful items that I've ever seen. When I make a purchase I know that I'm not only helping our local community, but far away communities as well."

"I love that store!!!"

"I've gotten great things in there. I stop in once a week."

"Everything is beautiful and reasonable too!"

"Excellent place to shop...perfect for gifts and just about anything...I love their jewelry. I have [their] home furnishings and the staff are so much fun and the prices are the best."