Green Springs is an independent gift shop located on Ram Cat Alley in historic downtown Seneca South Carolina. Laughter and big smiles are our goal. We focus on American made and Fair Trade products. Currently we carry products from over 60 American made companies or artists. We believe in supporting American workers. We are also passionate about Fair Trade. We believe in the ability of people to empower themselves by selling their traditional crafts and being paid a fair wage in fair working conditions. This allows the individuals to lift themselves out of poverty while maintaining their heritage. There is something special about enabling a person to transform themselves from destitute to hopeful. There is a certain pride from work that nothing else can replace.
About the owner: Green Springs opened October 10th, 2009. Many thought I was insane to open a store of “feel good” products in the height of the recession. Well, let’s just say it was never on my meticulously thought out road map of life I devised long ago……….
I was a cancer researcher, designing and testing novel therapeutics for breast cancer. The recession took its toll and the hospital where I was employed terminated all bench research. I found myself with a PhD but no job and no local job prospects. Being tied to the area and not being one capable of sitting around for long, I devised a new life plan….and have never looked back.
Thus, Green Springs was born. Sometimes it’s the unexpected that makes all the difference.
When given a choice, laugh,
Green Springs 114 Ram Cat Alley, Seneca, South Carolina 864-888-4327