Tenthousandvillages.com has been named one of three finalists for “Most Innovative Site of the Year.” The award is presented by Magento, a company whose e-commerce platform serves more than 110,000 merchants worldwide. The winner will be chosen by the votes of more than 1,200 attendees at next week’s Imagine global e-commerce conference.

We’re being recognized for our successful integration across multiple channels, including our online store and more than 70 retail locations, and for our solutions in presenting our unique personality as a non-profit retailer working with hundreds of artisans in developing countries around the world.

But what does our new website design mean to you?

A lot. Better content, more frequent sales and promotions, purchasing and using our gift cards online and in stores, checking the in-store availability of a product, and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the people behind our products— the artisans who earn vital income through your fair trade purchase.