Mother’s Day + World Fair Trade Day Celebrations

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Thanks to moms who sent their men and boys to our store for Mother’s Day gifts. Throughout the year, women make up the majority of our fair trade customer base. So, it was… Continue reading

Get Involved

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How do I get involved in fair trade? 1. Shop fair trade Fair trade is not the silver bullet to solve trade inequities nor the ideal long term solution for everyone. Your purchase,… Continue reading

Fair Trade in LA

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My friends who work in government often tell me that California sets the bar for forward-looking public policies that other states might choose to imitate or, at the least, learn from. Looks like… Continue reading

Amazing Taj Mahal Connection

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I just found out that the same artisan group in India that makes our soapstone boxes are descendants of the craftsmen who built the Taj Mahal! Tara Projects has been creating one of… Continue reading

Illies has arrived!

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Staying true to his nomadic ways, Illies Mouhmoud will be traveling to fifteen different Ten Thousand Villages while he is in the States from Niger! He’ll be demonstrating his lost wax method for… Continue reading

Eight Reasons to Blog

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1. Numero Uno We are the first fair trade blog. Given the rate of blogs being created, one cannot be 100 percent sure of this but we can certainly claim to be the… Continue reading