So, I just recently learned about a very cool store, Ten Thousand Villages, that is hosting a very cool FREE event, a Sustainable Fashion Night! The event is this Friday from 6-8pm. If you are interested in fair trade retail and/or fashion, listen up:
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, Fair Trade retail store working to empower and provide economic opportunities to artisans in developing countries. This year the Atlanta store celebrates 20 years of Fair Trade in Virginia-Highland. Fair Trade provides under- and unemployed artisans with an opportunity to earn vital income and improve their quality of life by establishing a sustainable market for their handcrafted products. Ten Thousand Villages is a founding member of the WFTO - the World Fair Trade Organization, a global network of more than 350 fair trade organizations in 70 countries.
Check out the invitation below, it's sure to be a fun and worthy event:
Join Ten Thousand Villages for a Sustainable Fashion Night! We are keeping the store open an extra two hours on Friday, April 19, 6pm – 8pm! This is your chance to swing by the store on your way home and learn more about Fair Trade by checking out all of our Fair Trade jewelry, scarves, handbags, and other personal accessories.
|Some of the items you can expect to see at their store!|
Sample delicious chocolates and sip coffee as you look for the perfect Fair Trade birthday, Mother’s Day, and graduation gift. This will be a time to exclusively preview the new April collection and its beautiful, vibrant hues. Boards highlighting spring’s hottest trends will be in the store for inspiration and Courtney – fashion consultant and owner of the glamorous Bridge Boutique – will be there to answer any and all of your burning fashion questions! Through SPAN funding, this event is made possible in part by Emory University’s Center for Community Partnerships, a proud co-sponsor.