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One Reason Why: A Fair Trade Art Show

· Ten Thousand Villages of Austin
· Friday, October 5, 2012
· 7-10pm


Event Name: One Reason Why: A Fair Trade Art Show
Start time: 7 PM
End time: 10 PM
Date: 10-5/12
Location Name: 8th & Congress
Location Address: 805 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
Website: http://austin.tenthousandvillages.com
Description of event:
Ten Thousand Villages of Austin, a 501(c)(3), is Austin’s only 100% fair trade retailer. Our store features products from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries. We strive to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans by establishing long term fair trading relationships. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.This October, we invite you to participate with Ten Thousand Villages of Austin as we celebrate One Reason Why – A Fair Trade Art Show. On Friday, October 5, 2012, we will come together to enjoy a night of meaningful art with the One Reason Why Collection along with live music provided by Atlas Maior. This collection features one-of-a-kind, artisan-crafted pieces, each with a unique story, from villages around the world-- villages with which Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating relationships.With your support, we can help ensure the Austin community learns about the global fair trade movement and continues to improve the livelihood of artisans around the world by purchasing fair trade crafts. We hope you will be able to join us for this inspiring event!Please visit our website at austin.tenthousandvillages.com for ticket information.



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