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Impact of Globalization: Forum on Fair Trade and Latin America

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It is not always easy to wrap one’s head around the impact of globalization—to discern the gains from the ills. This Sunday there’s a great opportunity to learn more about the global impact of… Continue reading

SweatFree Austin

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I wanted to share this e-mail from our assistant store manager, Polly: Hello Board and Staff, I just wanted to pass on some good news: this morning the Austin City Council unanimously approved… Continue reading

Fiscal Yr 06 Highlights for Ten Thousand Villages USA

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Annual report forthcoming. 16.7 percent growth year over year $23 million in sales $5 million in craft purchases Visited 76 out of 112 artisan groups Added two design positions to assist artisans Six… Continue reading

“I treat these people as I’d want to be treated”

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Each year, Ten Thousand Villages USA organizes a gathering of staff, board members and volunteers at Nationals Workshop in Akron, PA. This year’s badges were etched on recycle motherboards (above). This past week,… Continue reading

Newsbite: Equal Exchange loose leaf, Fair trade standards in the UK

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:Equal exchange has a limited edition run of loose leaf tea from India, Sri Lanka and South Africa.  Order it online. :The Guardian analyzes whether fair trade certification is delivering on its promise. … Continue reading

Kids Need Fair Trade… In Order to Afford School

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In recognition of this year’s World Fair Trade Day, May 12, Carolyn Barker, a fellow board member and volunteer, penned the following opinion piece based on Kitty’s experience from her recent Learning Tour… Continue reading

We Are Hiring – Call for Assistant Store Manager

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Ten Thousand Villages of Austin seeks a full-time assistant manager to assist in the daily operations and offsite sales of the store. This position requires extensive coordination and work with volunteers. Reliable transportation… Continue reading