It Takes A Village – Or Maybe 10,000
Tuesday, June 13 at 12:00 am (PT)
Doug Lapp, Senior Buyer and Purchasing Manager and Val Schade, Ten Thousand Villages
What do I love about Ten Thousand Villages and why was the MGW team so impressed with them that we couldn’t wait to invite them as guests to share their amazing story? Let me count the ways. Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store and even more than guilt free shopping! It’s a place where we can explore and connect with our global village. (That would be our planet.) From communities throughout the developing world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials (usually natural or recycled) and time-honored skills by makers their team have known and worked with for years. Every single purchase improves the lives of makers by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income. Simply put, Ten Thousand Villages offers a way for all of us to become part of the story, to shop our values and give gifts with meaning. Because this is bigger than us. Hope you are as excited as I am. This show made possible due to the generous support of The Fairfax Companies.