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.