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There are so many ways that fair trade spreads our love throughout the world all year long! Stay tuned for upcoming sales and events supporting our work to open a Ten Thousand Villages store in State College! © Courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages ... See more
Happy Valentine's Day!
There are so many ways to say I love you. Here are five ways to express to the important people in your life just how deep the roots of your love reach:
Valentine’s Day in America brings roses and candy quickly to mind. But have you ever wondered what the traditions are in other countries? #LiveLifeFair
You may have purchased or noticed Equal Exchange coffee, tea & chocolate at our sales. Check out this post where they talk about some of the challenges of navigating fair trade/alternative trade and highlight the practices of Ten Thousand Villages and MarketPlace: Handwork of India ... See more
What are some of the struggles of Alternative Trade Organizations in a corporately dominated world? President Rink Dickinson shares some thoughts on overcoming the challenges of staying authentic. Interested in discussing some of these challenges? Tune in for a webinar with Marketplace: Handwork of India on February 13th at 7PM EST by joining the Equal Exchange Action Forum, see the link on our blog! http://bit.ly/2sbmK7K ... See more
Want a more sustainable way to celebrate Valentines day? Consider fair trade or locally made gifts and check out these ideas for reducing waste too! https://livegreen.recyclebank.com/recyclebank-s-top-10-ways-to-show-landfills-some-love-this-february ... See more
Have a green Valentine’s Day. Between flowers, chocolates, décor, gift wrap, and Valentine’s Day cards, there’s a lot of opportunity to create waste — but just as many ways to be sustainable!
Check out this recent article about the Ann Arbor, MI store, one of the stores we're looking to as a model for our store!
Nestled on Main Street, between Shinola and Da Vinci’s Salon & Gallery lies Ten Thousand Villages. Carol Grafton, event coordinator and visual merchandiser for the shop, tells me she loves the location: in the heart of downtown, next to plenty of restaurants, bars and venues that can get crowded d... ... See more
A photo from a dedicated #eaglesfan tonight. Whether or not you agree with this pooch’s view on football, this pooch has good taste in rugs! Check out rugs like this at our next Fair Trade Rug Event. Stay tuned for the dates!! #eagleswin #superbowl50 #kazaktribal #tribalrug #frenchbulldog #fairtradeyourfloors #bunyaadrugs ... See more
Did you use or buy a market basket at one of our sales? The artisans who make them not only support their family - "surplus income that is generated by their hard work is reinvested into Rishilpi community development programs, like schools and health care services" Thank you for supporting them! https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/mosaic/much-more-than-a-basket/ ... See more
How true love, skilled craftswomen, and baskets are transforming a community in Bangladesh. A simple basket can create positive change.