Unique Gifts at Ten Thousand Villages Sale

Submitted by:
Karen Peters

The Ten Thousand Villages Sale took place in Swan River on November 17 through 19, 2016.

The sale featured handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans.

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Many people stopped by to find some unique items, to get a start on their Christmas shopping and to support Fair Trade.

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organisations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.” They can be recognized by the WFTO logo.

Fair Trade is more than just trading:
It proves that greater justice in world trade is possible.
It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
It is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis.

Thanks to everyone for your support!