A human touch: Global treasures for your homePublished on September 20, 2011

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

  • (Photo by Mark Holleron)

WHO: Ten Thousand Villages. WHERE: 1174 Bank St. & 371 Richmond Rd.

WHAT: A vast assortment of good quality artisanal goods supplied by more than 100 artisan groups from over 35 different countries. Each store showcases well-displayed home décor, jewellery, linens, dishes, glassware, art and much more. Items are unique and beautifully designed to reflect thoughtful craftsmanship.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Ten Thousand Villages is committed to offering only Fair Trade products. The stores are dedicated to the concept and trade consistently with artisan groups who pay fair wages. They make it their business to get to know and appreciate the heritage of the craftspeople, so they can share this knowledge with their customers.

ADDED BONUS: The stores take great care to display products professionally. The feel of both stores is of shopping in a home décor boutique with an international flair.

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