Helping turn the tide of unfair global and corporate purchasing practices, Global Village Nanaimo is opening its seasonal Fair Trade Store at Westhill Centre, 1808 Bowen Rd., in downtown Nanaimo.
Running Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until late December, the store is unique in Nanaimo, selling only fair trade goods, guaranteeing that the fair price as determined by the producers has already been paid to them.
Customers have the satisfaction of knowing they are providing artisans and craftspeople a chance to earn with dignity. Customers also have the assurance that Global Village sells uniqueness and quality at fair, but affordable, prices.
The store has a wide range of products including housewares, gift items, jewelry and accessories, children’s toys and Christmas decorations.
It also sells fair trade commodities such as coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate and olive oil.
“We buy small quantities of items which are handmade and therefore unique,” said Roberta Veenstra, marketing director. “We support many producers and producer groups who are striving to become self sufficient in difficult and challenging circumstances.”
Grand opening celebrations take place Saturday (Oct. 27) at 10 a.m.
For more information, please call 250-729-5631, e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail or go to www.globalvillagenanaimo.com.