Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday: Ten Thousand Village

Did you know that October is Fair Trade Month? Well, it is. So in honor of this wonderful event, I am featuring Ten Thousand Villages as this weeks Wishlist Wednesday. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I have feature Ten Thousand Villages already, but I am doing it again anyway!
(p.s. sorry Wishlist Wednesday is making an appearance on a Thursday!)

Here is what Ten Thousand Villages has to say about themselves and their values:  
"Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Ten Thousand Villages accomplishes this by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America, and building long term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed."


  1. All of these pieces are beautiful and so is Ten Thousand Villages' mission! Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Love the scarf! I m following you now on GFC! Hope you'll visit my blog and follow back if you want! :)


  3. that bag is cute :)

    xo Jennifer

  4. So pretty! I'll take the teal capiz earrings if someone's buying ;)

  5. I love the crystal lamp, I used to have a huge hunk of rose quartz

  6. awesome pictures! I really liked your blog, and would love it if you were interested in following each other! Come by some day! xx

  7. This is such a good foundation, to be honest I had never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. i have the salt lamp!! thanks for stopping by; following you now

  9. these are all so great! i especially like the blue earrings :)

  10. Oh man....I'm pretty sure that Twilight Necklace is destined to have a home. On my neck ^.^ LOL

    I'm always looking out for fair trade products and companies! While I admit I don't know a great deal about fair trade (I should do some more research into it), I know it offers many people some great opportunities.

    Thank you for sharing with us today :)

  11. loooooove these~


  12. ooh love your blog :-) Im following you nowxxxxx

  13. great!!!

  14. Such an amazing photos.
    I'm so into it.

    Would u like to follow each other ?


  15. Great initiative and great items!

    btw Melissa, there's an award waiting for you on :)


  16. Nice blog! :) I follow you!
    and I also follow you on both your tumblr.
    I would be happy if you will follow me, too.
    I leave you my links, so it will be easier to find me.

    Thank you, dear!
    Good luck

  17. I love the second earrings down they are lovely :)

  18. Lovely wishlist, I like all jewelry pieces!!
    Thank you for your comment, you're welcome on my blog anytime!!

  19. Wow! I think I love all of the pieces here but especially the Twilight necklace. Looks like a new entry on my Christmas wish list!! Following you now. :)

  20. Hello there!

    Thought I would stop in, I saw your comment on another blog and thought since we both have the word "wildflower" in our titles it'd be worth checking out. Glad to be your newest follower and excited to read along :)



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