It was on my recent trip to Philadelphia when I was roaming around the city, looking for some unusual gifts for a few of my friends who I was meeting after a long long time, that I happened to find this store.
As soon as I stepped in, I knew I had to share it with all of you here. As I browsed through the products, the lady at the counter walked up to me and told me all about them.
Sure enough, I was all the more fascinated and so glad that I found them.
Ten Thousand Villages is a Fair Trade International Crafts supplier. They source crafts and handmade products from all around the world, especially to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries.
Every product purchased through them helps provide fair income to artisans.
Not only that, each product comes along with an information card telling the story about the product and the artist who created it. Isn't that so unique?
I thought this was the perfect place to pick up special gifts for my friends.
|A terracotta dragon from Bangladesh|
|A bird wind chime from Indonesia|
To read more about ten thousand villages and to browse their collection,
visit their website here.
They have stores all over the U.S:)