Tuesday, June 25, 2013

X-TRA helping hand-ABC WEDNESDAY "X"

Gives a helping hand
To artisans around the globe
Shop and buy to help


Ten Thousand Villages Gives a Helping Hand 
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries.
As one of the world’s largest and oldest fair trade organizations,Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 65 years cultivating long-term buying relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to unique gifts, accessories and home décor from around the world. 
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21 comments:

  1. Just saw your Packer T-shirt. Hilarious!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this important news!

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  3. I've not heard of this organization but I like it. I'll have to check if there are any outlets in our area.

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    1. There are two: Tallahassee and Winter Park. If anyone else wants to find a location, just google tenthousandvillages and location.

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  4. Organisations like this around the world are admirable in so many respects Kate, they do such remarkable work.

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  5. Sounds like an interesting place. Handcrafted work from 35 countries would provide variety.

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  6. wow, they've been way ahead of most of the world in loving their neighbor! kudos to them.

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  7. Such a worthwhile activity.

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  8. I have a lot of respect for this organization...

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  9. eXtra hands are always welcome when helping others.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  10. A great idea for an organisation! Not only would it encourage existing small artists but perhaps inspire others!

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  11. We all can use eXtra help, now and then.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  12. We have a shop in our neighbourhood and I always find some treasure there - great fabrics and jewelry!

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  13. sounds like a great organization!

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  14. never heard of this before, but i'll check it out.

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  15. They are a wonderful organization. I have been to the one in Vancouver.

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  16. I love this shop, too, Kate. Thanks for advertising it.

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  17. There are a couple of shops in northern California that have the same approach. It's so nice to support craftspeople like these around the world.

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