A Hu­man Touch

Global trea­sures for your home

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - HOME CAPITAL SHOPS - Writ­ten by MARY TAG­GART Pho­tog­ra­phy by MARK HOLLERON

WHO: Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages.

WHERE: 1174 Bank St. & 371 Rich­mond Rd. WHAT: A vast as­sort­ment of good qual­ity ar­ti­sanal goods sup­plied by more than 100 ar­ti­san groups from over 35 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. Each store show­cases well-dis­played home dé­cor, jew­ellery, linens, dishes, glass­ware, art and much more. Items are unique and beau­ti­fully de­signed to re­flect thought­ful crafts­man­ship.

BE­HIND THE SCENES: Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages is com­mit­ted to of­fer­ing only Fair Trade prod­ucts. The stores are ded­i­cated to the con­cept and trade con­sis­tently with ar­ti­san groups who pay fair wages. They make it their busi­ness to get to know and ap­pre­ci­ate the her­itage of the crafts­peo­ple, so they can share this knowl­edge with their cus­tomers.

ADDED BONUS: The stores take great care to dis­play prod­ucts pro­fes­sion­ally. The feel of both stores is of shop­ping in a home dé­cor bou­tique with an in­ter­na­tional flair.

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