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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 […]

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 […]

Shop Small, Shop Local

Shop Small, Shop Local

This Saturday, November 24th is Small Business Saturday, which was begun by American Express in 2010. Now, mega-conglomerate American Express hardly exemplifies one’s notion of “small” (even in fantasy fiction), but if you can move beyond that, the idea of and the encouragement to shop at small, independently-owned businesses this holiday season is a kind […]

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