together we thrive

September 2020
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September 2020
09:03 PM CDT
GOAL $10,000.00
88.1% To Goal

About Our Auction

We support artisans from 30 developing countries who represent 20,000 pairs of artisan hands.

All of our artisan partners....women and men.....are fairly paid adults working in clean, safe working conditions. We support these artisans by giving them orders for their hand-crafted products and selling them in our not-for-profit retail store.

Because we could not sell Artisan products during the temporary closure of our store due to COVID 19, we could not support artisans with re-fill orders.

We need your financial help to support our store so we can continue to support Artisans. Think about our artisan partners, their lives in developing countries .............and bid generously!

COVID Clause:

There are extended expiration dates on experiential auction items: author appearances, tours, etc. Feel comfortable bidding on these items knowing that you have at least one year to redeem them.

About Ten Thousand Villages Evanston

Our volunteer-driven not-for-profit store is part of world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations in North America.

We create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trade relationships

Here in Evanston, we have a 23 year history of trade relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work, women and men are paid equally and we provide our consumers with their handcrafted items which preserves their traditions.

We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income.

Our store: 915 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Contact us: 847.733.8258
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