September at Ten Thousand Villages St Paul
As the weather cools, warm your heart and hearth with the vibrant hues of a hand-knotted oriental rug! Complete the room with furniture from our newly expanded selection, each piece expertly handcrafted from salvaged wood. Then share a recipe from “Share”, our latest global cookbook. To make your trip easier, more parking is now available in our lot, and we validate 1 hour of parking at the Grand Place ramp.
Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event!
Over 300 Oriental rugs in sizes 2'x3' to 10'x14' will be available in the atrium in Victoria Crossing West. All rugs are made by adult men and women in Pakistan exclusively for Ten Thousand Villages. Fair trade assures a well-made, heirloom-quality rug for our customers and a fair, sustainable income for the weavers.
Also, join us for our seminar-- Introduction to Oriental Rugs -- on Thursday, September 11 at 7pm. You'll learn from a rug expert all about how oriental rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes, as well as how fair trade makes a difference in the lives of artisans.
Visit http://rugsearch.tenthousandvillages.com/ to view rugs online.
Tropical Salvage: old wood, new use, positive change.
We are happy to announce that we now carry fair trade furniture from Tropical Salvage!
Tropical Salvage reclaims old, quality hardwood in Indonesia and gives it new life in solid furniture. Never cut from a living tree, wood is salvaged from downed trees, entombed wood and deconstruction sites. The beautiful finish on Tropical Salvage pieces comes from their nontoxic ambolo finish.
Stop by the store to see these beautiful, unique, and world-changing items for yourself!
Pictured: Shangri-la Chair, $189.00; Compartment Shelving Unit (baskets not included); Pithecanthropus Table, $899.00.
Take time to practice a little self-care this September, or pick up a few small gifts for loved ones. Fair trade soaps, scrubbies, robes and other personal care items will be featured in our "Spa-liday Sale," and the more you buy, the more you save! Save 20% on two items, 30% on three items, and 40% on four items or more. All personal care items are included.
Women's Friendship Day
Sunday, September 21
National Women's Friendship Day takes place on the third Sunday of every September, and it's a great month to celebrate the bonds between women all over the world. For Women's Friendship Day or any occasion, our newest cookbook makes a great gift to honor a woman you like and admire. Share is a compilation of global recipes along with faces and stories from Women for Women International (WfWI). WfWI supports women in war-torn areas, providing knowledge and resources to help them rebuild their lives. One hundred percent of the publisher's profits go to WfWI. $40.