Alternative Trading Co.

Open Monday –  Saturday 10:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Sunday  10:00 am until 8:00 pm.

New Summer Clothing Arriving Daily


Who We Are

Established in 1993 at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, Global Connections is a retail store that specializes in women’s clothing and accessories including sterling silver jewellery, scarves, hats, cotton purses and leather bags.  Although our product offerings change all the time, we currently feature a large selection of imported merchandise including hand carved and painted masks, folk art carvings, world instruments, original paintings, hand-blown Mexican glassware, Guatemalan pottery, Indonesian mosaic bowls and world music.

We have recently expanded our jewellery selection, and are proud to offer a large selection of Trollbeads to our customers.  We are the only retailer of Trollbeads in Manitoba, and stock most of the available items, including silver and Italian Murano glass beads.

Located in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba in the historic Johnston Terminal building at The Forks, we operate under fair trade principles wherever possible.

Exceptional customer service is what we strive to provide. We will do our utmost to locate those exceptional or exquisite imported goods that our customers desire.

Visit our Facebook page often for regular store updates and new product offerings.



San Antonio Palopo
Pottery from Guatemala


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