Commerce with a Conscience at Ten Thousand Villages

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Ten Thousand Villages came to Swan River again this year selling artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from around the globe.

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The products are sourced from handicraft and agricultural organizations based in low-income countries, providing consumers with products that have been fairly purchased from sustainable sources.

Ten Thousand Villages is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America, creating opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.

Through Fair Trade, artisans receive respect, dignity and hope from working hard and earning fair value for their work.