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Sunday, August 12

Lending a helping hand...

Ten Thousand Villages brings to us art and craft from over 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Showcasing some of their select artefacts:
Burst of Red and shades

Wave of Blue and shades

Confluence of brown, black, white and shades

Charm of Pink, purple and shades

As one of the world's oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has built long-term relationships with artisans, based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life. One of the key aims of Fair trade is to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged people in developing countries and to change unfair structures of international trade.

And, nothing would be better if we can support these artisans by buying these beautiful artefacts from organizations which actively support Fair Trade!


katiedid said...

This organization sounds wonderful, and the beutiful things look wonderful too!

Maddie said...

This is a wonderful site -
with absolutely stunning
pieces and I am sooo
grateful to you for
introducing it on your
lovely blog -
I shall be shopping here -
off to look for my sari journals

thank you!

designflute said...

Talented artisans of these small beautiful designs always go unnoticed. Great post you have done for these unsung heroes!

Anonymous said...

Just now I came across your blog while searching for indian decor. Very nice blog. I will keep in touch. Great work and beautiful color images.

Bhavna said...

Katie/Maddie - Am so glad that you liked these crafts! I tried to showcase the ones which we would also find in high end boutiques - it just makes so much more sense to buy from Fair trade organizations instead.

Bhavna said...

Welcome to 'An Indian Summer' Roma :-)...yes, I guess this is one of the ways we can do our bit to support true artisans..

Thank you 'Anonymus'! Glad you enjoyed the blog - Do drop in again!

girl meets glamour said...

I am so glad you posted this!!! I think this is just an important subject matter, so thank you. All these pieces are just so beautiful. P.S. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog in the past few weeks, I think yours is great! I'm linking you up to mine :)


joanna dyckhoff said...

Thank you for this great post! I love this store. We have a few retail stores here in the Northwest. Thanks!!!

vineeta said...

great find & you've done a brilliant job putting them all together so well. I'll earmark this one :)

Bhavna said...

Hello Kate! Thanks for dropping by again...i really enjoy your blog posts! :-)

Hi Joanna! I did think you would know of this store already :-)

Thanks a bunch Vineeta!

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