Have You Shopped Here?


May 24, 2008 by Marj Hatzell

Last night we went here for the first time (thanks to the fact that The Best Babysitter in the Whole Wide World was with the boys). I’m glad we did.   And?  I bought some jewelry that was cheaper or the same amount as Tarzhay stuff that I’ve drooled over recently and it’s a fair-trade organization, which means people were PAID to make this stuff.

I was surprised to see how reasonable to prices were and how nice the items were.  I will defintely go back there.  If you have one of those near you, please be sure to check it out. I think you will be glad you did.

I think one of the neatest things we saw last night is how resourceful the people from the countries who make this stuff are.  I saw bowls and jewelry and bags and scarves…made out of things like newspaper, magazines, soda cans, granola bar wrappers, plastic straps and the list goes on.  NEAT stuff.  Like, I’M COOLER THAN YOU ARE BECAUSE I’M WEARING RECYCLED MATERIALS KEPT OUT OF LANDFILLS stuff.  Gorgeous, fabulous stuff.

Seriously?  Go there and check it out.  It’s a great concept and a great charity.  And they didn’t even pay me to say it.

6 thoughts on “Have You Shopped Here?

  1. Joe says:

    Not only all that, but 10,000 Villages also supports autism! The shop in Media graciously and generously serves as a vocational site for some older kids on the spectrum who attend Devereux CARES in Downingtown. Since the kids from CARES come from all over, they try to find vocational sites that might be near to where some of the kids live, with the idea being that when they graduate from CARES they can go back to those places for REAL jobs. Cool!

  2. Manager Mom says:

    That looks really cool. I love anything that takes the guilt out of consumerism. But I’m more interested in the world’s best babysitter thing… can I import her for gigs in Connecticut?

  3. They have a store in the Boston area that I have visited before. Good stuff!!!

  4. I’ve bought some jewelry and other items at our local store, too. They have some great stuff!

  5. Cryssyer says:

    OMG! I love this stuff. I will have to take a trip with you and spend tons of money that I should be spending on my house 🙂

  6. Acquisition says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Acquisition!!

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