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Syrian Refugees & Ten Thousand Villages

Syrian Refugees & Ten Thousand Villages
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According to SyrianRefugees.com, “an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011.” It seems in all the years since, nothing shocked us—we Americans who are thousands of miles away from the conflict—more than the image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi dead on the sand, his body having […]

Benefit Shopping

Benefit Shopping

Buying gifts for the holidays can be a tortuous event if we are already overworked, out of time, and exhausted. But as the holidays approach with Thanksgiving in our midst, quickly followed by Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we try to make sure we check our pace. So one day, we’ll park the […]

Handmade Holidays @ SPACE & Other Boutiques

Handmade Holidays @ SPACE & Other Boutiques

SPACE in South Pasadena is known for its art classes, arts education, and exhibits for emerging and mid-career artists. They also have an artist in residence program (AIR) that reaches over 5,000 students and a new literary program. This Saturday, November 16th, their Handmade Holidays exhibit will open with paintings by Joe Carrion, ceramics by […]

I Have My Reasons

I Have My Reasons

I have my reasons to keep on truck’in, going down the age path, considering $5 haircuts, walking with heavy feet, tired still on antibiotic legs 3 miles for 2 days, listening to my husband sound like an aging pug dog, because he caught my cold, and I have my reasons to keep on going, even […]

Fair Trade Concepts & Teacher Appreciation

Fair Trade Concepts & Teacher Appreciation

“The concepts of fair trade can be woven into social studies, business, mathematics, civics, humanities, (and) art and home economic classes,” says Sam Bills, manager of Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena. Ten Thousand Villages, wanting to show its appreciation for teachers, is hosting a free in-store workshop with speakers and a short film on fair trade. […]

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

A Pakistani Baptist pastor and rug artisan starts a group, Bunyaad, in the late 1960s. It has now grown to include 850 families in 100 villages, paying them a fair wage for their Oriental rugs. Ten Thousand Villages on South Lake holds its annual Oriental Rug Event—with 300 hand-knotted rugs—May 2nd through 5th with an […]

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

For 65 years, Ten Thousand Villages has purchased works from artisans from around the world, providing cash advances, prompt payments, and emphasizing long-term relationships in order for them to have a stable income. Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena will reveal their winter and holiday fair trade product line at a public reception—and at their newly renovated store—on […]

A Gift of the Artisan

A Gift of the Artisan

This holiday season, as we wait for an uptick in the economy, people have thought of helping by buying from their local, independently-owned shops. Ten Thousand Villages is offering a “three-fer” to sweeten the deal. Buy a gift from their local store (#1) that supports fair trade practices and artisans from around the world (#2), […]

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

A Double-Header at Ten Thousand Villages

Wednesday’s a big day at Ten Thousand Villages, the nonprofit Pasadena store stocked with fair-trade goods from around the world. It will be launching its new partnership with The Women’s Room, a refuge for homeless and lonely women. The women have been making colorful sachets filled with local lavender, and the store will be selling […]

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