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This Saturday is World Fair Trade Day.  What does that mean?

From the World Fair Trade Day website:

World Fair Trade Day is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (www.wfto.com) and is being supported by thousands of citizens, Fair Trade Organizations, social and environmental movements, producers and consumers all around the planet. Local authorities, national governments and multilateral institutions have been supporting Fair Trade for several decades now.

The World Fair Trade Organization is the global network of Fair Trade Organizations around the planet, from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America Pacific Rim. It represents more than 350 Fair Trade Organizations from more than 70 countries with highest geographical outreach.

The events celebrating the World Fair Trade Day are being organized by hundreds of different organizations uniting Fair Trade producers and consumers, Fair Trade Organizations, social and environmental movements in a common effort to support Fair Trade and trade justice for small producers.

In celebration and recognition of this day Citizen Kid has joined with Ten Thousand Villages in offering the chance to win a Fair Trade gift basket filled with items both beautiful and delicious!  So please come on down to Locke Street to take a close look at the quality and diversity of the fair trade products for sale at Ten Thousand Villages and Citizen Kid and enter the draw to win!

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We are no longer the retail newcomers to Locke Street. We’re very excited to to see a new Ten Thousand Villages store set up shop just north of us at 162 Locke Street South. The ongoing evolution of Locke Street continues!

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We’re excited because Ten Thousand Villages and Citizen Kid have shared values of environmental awareness, fair trade partnerships, and a commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Also chocolate. They have great chocolate. We picked up some hand-made African rain-forest chocolate and a few beautifully illustrated children’s books on Saturday.

For more information on the principles of fair-trade and to see some of the beautiful products for sale at Ten Thousand Villages please visit their website www.tenthousandvillages.ca.

I tried very hard to come up with a clever play-on-words about how many villages it takes to raise a Citizen Kid but came up dry. Please let me know if you come up with something good and I will edit this post and give you all the credit!

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