Women & Fair Trade Event a Success!


Thank you to the American Friends Service Committee of Austin for coordinating such a successful Fair Trade Craft Sale and Education Forum. Ten Thousand Villages was glad to be a part of it for the second year in a row and look forward to the fourth annual event next year.

This sale is about much more than purchasing quality products. It is about:

  • Supporting women’s cooperatives that serve as a living alternative to dominant forms of production and distribution that exploit rather than support the creators of the goods we purchase.
  • Influencing consumer’s purchasing habits which will favor small producers instead ofadding to corporate profits.
  • Shortening the gap between producer and consumer.

Vendors at the sale included:

Colores del Pueblo

Dignity & Justice Maquiladora

Hebron Embroidery Project

Hilo de la Justicia

Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund

Ten Thousand Villages

Weavers of Hope

Jolom Mayaetik