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Mary & Martha Mongolia

Off Peace, BTWN Cashmere House and Big Bus Stop | What3Words spill.badminton.yelled, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 9972 5297
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Smiles to Light Up Mongolia

This place not only sells fair trade and ethical goods, but each and every worker there is kind and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Molly L
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Rome, Italy
Fairtrade shop

I really liked this shop, which I visited twice. Traditional handicraft with ethically produced... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marita H
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Ethical & Fair - supporting about 150 Mongolian & ethnic Kazakh artisans from all over Mongolia. From the most simple product to the most high end QUALITY is key. Artisans and Mary & Martha make a sustainable living and customers buy quality, useful products at reasonable prices. We are the only shop that buys all its products before we sell because we want to be fair to artisans and we believe in the products - all other shops pay artisans if their products sell.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Off Peace, BTWN Cashmere House and Big Bus Stop | What3Words spill.badminton.yelled, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place not only sells fair trade and ethical goods, but each and every worker there is kind and offers their service. Their smiles bring light to Mongolia and to the customers in the shop. I went there quite a few times to buy gifts...More

Thank Molly L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really liked this shop, which I visited twice. Traditional handicraft with ethically produced. It was very interesting to talk with the owners, an English couple, about the history of the shop.More

Thank Marita H
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marita, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We feel we are doing some things right when people come back more than once ... so thank you for coming back and talking with us. It is hard for us to have the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We too a quick look but did not have the time to buy anything during that visit. However, we did notice everything was of a high quality and locally made. Based on the branding, it looks like some of the profits go to help employees...More

Thank Jason N
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jason, Thank you for the review and your observations. Our aim is for Mary & Martha to ensure each supply chain gives a fair living wage or better to everyone involved whilst producing quality products at competitive prices. We also encourage our staff to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

When I first walked in to the tiny Mary and Martha Store, many years ago, it humble and I could feel that there were fabulous things happening there. I bought some treasures then. Now, when I go back to Mongolia each year, the two new...More

Thank Ren31
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ren31, I am totally lost for words! Your words speak directly to our hearts because this is a business of the heart for the Artisans of Mongolia who we partner with. The good news is we are continually proving "from the heart" business can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First, know that there are two shops. The store on Peace Avenue is within a block of the State Dept. Store, easy to find and specializes mostly in clothing and textiles. The other store features greater variety of souvenirs and is larger. It is accessed...More

Thank teadivamuse
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Teadivamuse, Appreciate your very factual review which is totally correct. We pride ourselves on the fact that we give substantial advances to artisans and buy up front unlike every other shop in town, who pay artisans after selling their products. This means we give...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A marvellous shop(s) with ethical and fairly traded items that you REALLY WANT. The selection is just right in terms of size, with souvenirs ranging from felt animals to cashmere items. My daughter and I loved shopping here: so many individual items to choose from,...More

Thank 594rachel
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachel, Our staff read all our reviews and each one is a big encouragement and our artisans see them when they come to town. Yes, unlike many places we want you to know about the artisans and their backgrounds - we run a real...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good initiative to give support to the people of Mongolia. Nice stuff to take home, friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Kristine C
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kristine - I like brief, especially when the comments zero in on who we are and how we hope you will find us and our products. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great selection of genuine handicrafts and beautiful fabrics in both of these stores - one on the Main Street and a second store on a smaller side street. They also have a small selection of yarns in the second store - cashmere, yak down...More

Thank LeeJenAi
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi LeeJen - thank you for your really nice encouragement. We are very happy you had a good experience in our shops. We love highlighting our artisans and during the summer months many of our artisans drop in to see their products on show. We...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

I had the pleasure of purchasing several items from this shop as well as speaking to one of the two owners a few weeks ago. I would recommend this shop to any foreigner visiting Ulaanbaatar as their mission of showing that a completely ethical store...More

Thank Caitlin M
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Kaitlin, We very much appreciate your open and honest review. We talk a lot about fair trade but don't have many opportunities to talk about the importance of ethical business, working within the laws of the land in which we are guests and ensuring...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Beautiful hand crafted goods including clothes, wall hangings and jewellery. Good choice but not overwhelming. Very friendly and well informed staff.

Thank Janet R
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hi Janet, Thank you for your comments. Sounds like we got the balance right for you. We hope we offer a shopping experience that gives as much background to the products and the artisans as the customer wishes. Hope you return again!

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jmsaathoff
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Response from Bill M | Property representative |
Hi. We are about a 10 minute walk. Out of the hotel, west to the Chinggis square. Cross the square and go on to Peace Avenue west. Walk to the next cross roads, over still going west and take the first small road on the... More
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