Monday, August 13, 2012

Thanks Ten Thousand Villages St. Paul

A friend in the Twin Cities spotted A Beginner's Guide in the St. Paul Ten Thousand Villages store.  Chapter Five shares a history of how the vision and persistence of Edna Ruth Byler, a Mennonite missionary, helped start Villages, which is now the most popular Fair Trade retail chain in North America.

Looking at the other recommended titles, I now have a couple more books on my summer reading list.

6 comments:

  1. A must read for anyone learning about or starting a Fair Trade business.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the recommendation!
    Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great recommendation. Fair Trade is a great way of provide an unique quality product and giving the time of return the artist deserves for the fine work the create

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree David and appreciate your sharing your appreciation for Fair Trade.

      Delete
  4. Learning more about fair trade has really helped me appreciate art and the artisans from all around the world. I am currently associated with artisans from the Madagascar area and love seeing their creative and unique ideas. Without fair trade, we would never get to see see this great art and support these great artist from other parts of the world.

    ReplyDelete
  5. John,
    I agree that a deeper appreciation for craftsmanship and culture is one of the many benefits of fair trade. Thanks for commenting.
    Jackie

    ReplyDelete