A top boutique in Lake Forest, The Mustard Seed offers you a place to do some good while enjoying some beautiful items. The Mustard Seed is a fair trade shop, run by an all-volunteer staff from the surrounding communities and filled with products made by artisans from all around the world. Learn what makes The Mustard Seed so special!
Story & Purpose
Founded in 2009 by Jackie Renwick, The Mustard Seed is now operated by Judy Kohl, a former store volunteer with a passion for doing good and helping others. The Mustard Seed pays artists and craftspeople from other countries a fair price for their items so that they are able to make a sustainable living and improve not only their lives but the communities around them. Furthermore, all profits from The Mustard Seed sales are donated to local charities to help support women and children. The featured artisans’ products come from all over the world, including Kenya, Peru, India, Costa Rica, and Vietnam. There’s no other place in town quite like The Mustard Seed, with that signature blend of compassion and beautiful products.
Gifts & Treats
There is always a revolving selection of incredible goods available at The Mustard Seed. From handcrafted soy candles and decadent chocolates to sweetly-scented soaps and delicate scarves, you are sure to find something to touch your soul and inspire your heart. The Mustard Seed always has a great selection of handmade jewelry, including bracelets and earrings. The volunteers on duty are always happy to tell you the story behind each product and make gift recommendations as well. Visit The Mustard Seed Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 am – 4 pm and on Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. Visit their website to learn more about their mission!