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A look at the majestic artistry of Oriental rug-making

A look at the majestic artistry of Oriental rug-making

Handmade rugs are beautiful, versatile and last forever! Ten Thousand Villages has been working with Bunyaad rug artisans in Pakistan since 1982, and we have volunteers and staff dedicated to educating customers about Oriental rugs and the fair trade difference — both in the quality of the artisans’ lives and the quality of their product. 799 more words

Food for (Economic) Thought

My September brightened like tropical sunshine when I found Equal Exchange bananas at Stop & Shop in Norwood, Massachusetts. There they were, occupying display space beside the ever present Chiquitas. 410 more words


Book Review: Wear No Evil by Greta Eagan

I know I’ve been on a kick lately talking about Fair Trade, but I really feel that opportunity is the key to poverty and hunger alleviation. 852 more words


COFFEE: a series about coffee

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Ingredients: fair trade coffee, stack of worn Bibles, woven basket, hand carved wooden giraffe, and handpainted mug (last three items from Zimbabwe, Africa).


King Solomon, How the USA Can Again Compete in Trade Against Low Labor Costs

History has revealed the only way the USA can price compete again with free trade against the world. 840 more words

King Solomon

Wear Tentree and Help Heal the Planet

Smart shopping means different things to different people. Some of us will walk to the ends of the earth (ok, to the ends of the mall or maybe the end of the street to our mailbox) for a bargain. 463 more words