Global Village Nanaimo, a non-profit society, opened its spring seasonal store on April 11. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Nanaimo fair trade store opens for a spring sale

Non-profit Global Village Nanaimo open until April 27 at Nanaimo North Town Centre

Visitors to a seasonal store can shop with shop with the knowledge that the items on the shelves were sourced responsibly.

Global Village Nanaimo, a non-profit society, opened its spring seasonal store on April 11, which it said is a little earlier in the year than usual. The shop will remain open at Nanaimo North Town Centre until April 27.

According to a press release, Global Village Nanaimo sells only fair trade goods and guarantees to customers that the fair prices were determined by producers and paid to them promptly.

“Customers in our store and at our … online store have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to turn the tide of unfair global purchasing practices,” the release notes. “Together, we are providing skilled artisans and craftspeople a chance to earn a income, support their families and restore their dignity.”

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