A new store, "Fashion In Action" just celebrated their grand opening last Friday in the Ford On Main building (corner of Ford Ave. and Main St.) in Oneonta and I headed over to check it out.

The owners of this new shop featuring fair trade items from India, are mother and daughter: Linda Drake and Lindsey Millea.  All items in the store are actually handpicked by Linda herself, when she travels to India as part of the non-profit charity organization with Oneonta grassroots, the Ninash Foundation, which was started by her husband and SUNY Oneonta professor, Dr. Ashok Kumar Malhotra.

The Ninash Foundation has been raising funds to educate poor children in India who would otherwise never have such an opportunity.  To continue the great work of the Ninash Foundation, Drake and Millea will donate a portion of the proceeds from purchases made at Fashion In Action to the Ninash Foundation.

I found it to be a beautiful boutique with a quite a selection of  skirts, scarves, handbags, tapestries, accessories and more.  It's a very nice addition to the Ford On Main shops and it's nice to know that it supports a great charity organization.