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Shop for a Cause at the 22nd annual Ten Thousand Villages “International Gift Faire”

This fair trade sale features unique handicrafts, gifts and household items from Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest & largest Fair Trade organization in the world. In 2008, the Faire, held in San Jose, reached a total combined profit of over $1 million for artisans in developing countries. It has become the largest two-day sale of Ten Thousand Villages in the U.S.

Ten Thousand Villages supports the work of 50-60,000 artisans across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. With the income they earn, these artisans are able to provide basic necessities like food, education, health care and housing for their families. This year’s sale in San Jose is especially critical to the artisans’ welfare, due to the decreased economy in the U.S. and Canada resulting in fewer orders for their handicrafts. Many of the items produced by the artisans are “eco-friendly”, being made from re-cycled materials such as newspapers, glass, aluminum cans, and other re-cycled metals.

Just a few of the many items you can expect to find at the “International Gift Faire”:
Children’s toys
Children’s clothing
Ethnic musical instruments
Handmade papers & Stationery
Holiday decorations
Pottery / Garden décor
House wares / Home décor
Chocolate, Coffee & Tea

Please help support fair trade around the world and “Shop for a Cause”!

Sale dates: Friday, October 15th, 9am to 8pm
Saturday, October 16th, 10am to 4pm

Location: Lincoln Glen Fellowship Hall
2700 Booksin Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

For more information about the “International Gift Faire” or Ten Thousand Villages, visit the following websites:


The Chol Chol Foundation and Emily Joubert proudly present A Fall Trunk Show

¡Hola Bay Area Fair Trade Community!

In honor of Fair Trade month, I am writing to invite you to celebrate Mapuche Fair Trade craft from Southern Chile!

Fall 2010 marks the debut of the Chol-Chol Foundation's products into boutiques across the nation (*new Bay Area stores include Global Exchange SF, Emily Joubert Home & Garden, Spirit Rock Meditation Center of Marin, Prima in Santa Cruz, Leeder of the Pack in Palo Alto, and Fringe of Sacramento).

We are excited to announce that the elegant boutique Emily Joubert Home & Garden of Woodside, California, will be hosting a celebratory Trunk Show Benefit for the Chol-Chol Foundation to launch our our new design and development project, Project Chol Chol!

Enough said, now let's celebrate!

October 9th, 5:00 - 9:00
@ Emily Joubert Home & Garden

We are pleased to invite you to experience Mapuche craft and culture, explore how design can empower commercial justice, and take home hand-made eco fair trade products from the Chol-Chol Foundation!

The evening's activities will include
• Music by Bay Area Chilean folk musician Maria Loreto Ramirez
• A silent auction featuring hand-made, naturally dyed Mapuche art
• Hors d'œuvres and wine from Chile and California
• The exclusive opportunity to pre-order Project Chol Chol's new line of contemporary accessories before they're open to the public in 2011!
All funds raised through donations and sales from this trunk show will help enable the launch of PROJECT CHOL CHOL, our new "Mapuche modern" line of products, the CHOL CHOL FOUNDATION, and our amazing collective of women artisans!
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It would be an honor to have you at this event, and please spread to word to your friends and neighbors!

With love and excitement,

Jasmine Aarons
Design and Development
Fundación Chol Chol