Nanaimo’s not-for-profit fair trade store has filled its shelves for shopping season.
Global Village Nanaimo is now open at its new pop-up location at Rock City Plaza, where it will remain open for business through Christmas Eve.
“Volunteers are already busy filling online orders and receiving new stock that is still arriving after COVID-related delays in production and shipping,” noted a press release.
Global Village celebrated its opening with a salute to its volunteers: “the powerhouse that enables one social enterprise to support hundreds of fair trade artisans around the world,” according to the release.
Global Village said its volunteers are motivated to “make a small difference with a global impact” and by a desire to help people give the kind of fair-trade gifts that epitomize the “true meaning of the season.”
The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and its online store is always open at www.globalvillagenanaimo.com.