Ten Thousand Villages – Buying Fair Trade

Hi everyone!

‘Tis the season to give – but wait, how do you give? Do you gift your love or do you gift material items? Why not do both! This holiday season, I want to chat about something that’s quite important, but not everyone recognizes it – shopping fair trade.

I was recently introduced to Ten Thousand Villages , a Canadian non-profit online marketplace that promotes fair trade by partnering with over 20,000 artisans from developing countries & selling beautifully hand-made one of a kind pieces that were produced under fair trade conditions.

What exactly is fair trade?

 Fair trade consists of various elements such as fair pay, gender equality, opportunity, safe/healthy working conditions, and much more. If you are interested to know more about fair trade, click here.

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Now that you know a bit more about fair trade, wouldn’t it be nice to give a gift with meaning? Each item that is available through Ten Thousand Villages is truly remarkable and has a distinctive story behind it. Each design is unique and is made from either recycled or natural materials.

Here are some of my faves from the Christmas selection:

 Glittering Abaca Angel Tree Topper

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 A Starry Night in the Village travel Mug

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 Single Snowflake Cushion Cover

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 Holiday Coasters And Lac Box (6)

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 Serenity Body Care Kit

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By making a purchase on Ten Thousand Villages, you help improve the lives of those individuals in developing communities who strive to build a living for themselves.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and I hope I have inspired you to give the gift of fair trade this holiday season!


♥ P.S. There will be a very special Ten Thousand Villages GIVEAWAY on my instagram in the next few weeks, so if you are interested in participating, follow me for a chance to win! 🙂

 

xoxo Dominika

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