Ten Thousand Villages | How About Orange

August 09, 2007

Ten Thousand Villages

I bet everybody already knows about Ten Thousand Villages. But did you know they've been "Trading fairly since 1946"? That's a long time. They work with "unemployed or underemployed artisans to help them bring their crafts and cultures to North America, and to support themselves and their families." To find a store near you, click here, or shop online to buy products like these:

(Images from Ten Thousand Villages.)

8 comments:

Thryn said...

I love Ten Thousand Villages! But you're right, I didn't know they had been around for so long.

Amy said...

My sister in law always buys me gifts from Ten Thousand Villages, and I always love them!

Stitchado said...

wow! there's something i didn't know.
-this is totally irrelevant but i enjoy your blog so much i've nominated you as a Rockin' Girl Blogger... come check out my blog.

studiosmith said...

We have one in nearby Glen Ellyn IL. They are great stores, and like yourself I didn't know they've been doing this so long. Cool.

move with a purpose said...

Hi! Have you ever looked at Global Mercado? They have an online shop. The women who founded the organization were in Newsweek a while ago.

Jess said...

I'll check them out. Thanks!

Darcy said...

I am a huge fan of your blog... I check it daily! Your sense of fashion is right up my alley... great! fab.+love+

the reading circle said...

I love your blog. Like the title "how about orange". :) I am a law professor...a quick look at your blog is always very refreshing! all the best to you.
love,
antara.

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