New Items - September
Charming wire giraffes and impalas add to our collection of wire animals made in Cape Town, South Africa. Crafted by artisans who are primarily refugees or asylum seekers, artisan organization African Home seeks to provide economic opportunities and help lower South Africa's high unemployment rate. Impala 12"x15", Giraffe 6"x16", $24.95
Stunning swirls of color make these vases from Hebron Glass truly one of a kind pieces. Located on the West Bank, Hebron Glass has been crafting glassware for over a century. From below left: Ancient Secret Phoenician Vase 4.5"x10", $79.95; top right and bottom: Phoenician Glass Mini Vase 2"x3", $29.95
The Muruku Serving Platter comes from Noah's Ark International Exports, an organization that seeks to alleviate the exploitation of artisans. Noah's Ark primarily works with women who are able to work from their homes and therefore attend to their children and household chores. To the right, Embossed metal, 13"D, $39.95
We are excited to be carrying Where Am I Wearing? In this book, author Kelsey Timmerman takes out a second mortgage so that he can travel the world to find the source of his clothing. Timmerman travels to factories in China, Honduras, Bangladesh and Cambodia. He meets people who work in the factories and spends time with their families. This is a great read for anyone who wants to learn about the history and the complex nature of the garment industry in the US and around the world. $18.95
Ten Thousand Villages validates parking in the ramp at the corner of Grand and Victoria. One hour free parking with a $10 purchase.