27 January 2007

Ten Thousand Villages

We visited Ten Thousand Villages yesterday, a store that sells fair trade handicrafts from many places around the world (but not Central Asia- they needed some shyrdaks). But they had lots of fun things like this bead calendar. I was actually quite impressed with the selection and the prices. Too many places like this might sell fair trade items, but then they double or triple the price by the time the items gets to the US and they're prohibitively expensive. The Ten Thousand Villages I visited is non-profit and run almost entirely by volunteers. I'll definitely be going there again.

4 comments:

  1. They're great to volunteer with as well. Working as little as eight hours a month provides you with a 15% discount:) Plus it's a lot of fun and the work really does support a great cause.

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  2. I'd love to volunteer with them. Maybe if I live close enough to one someday I can.

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  3. Very very neat!

    WHere is this at?

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  4. It's just south of 21st South on Highland Drive. On the west side of the road. If you don't go soon, make sure to check they're still there because they said they have to move sometime soon.

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