Fair trade store opens for holidays

Global Village Nanaimo’s Fair Trade Store is open for the holiday season.

Global Village Nanaimo’s Fair Trade Store is open for the holiday season.

The not-for-profit store, at  4 Commercial St., specializes in housewares, gift items, jewelry, coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate and olive oil, children’s toys and Christmas decorations.

In addition to acquiring unique items, customers have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to turn the tide of unfair global and corporate purchasing practices.

Global Village buys small quantities of items, guaranteeing that in each case, the producer has been paid an agreed fair trade price.

Its mission is to do fair trade as an ethical and sustainable business and set a strong example of a social organization that successfully puts people and the planet before profit.

The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until late December.

For more information, please go to www.globalvillagenanaimo.com or call 250-591-1135.