All is fair as market heads to Arlington Heights

November 27, 2013 by  

Locals can enter December in good spirits with the Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Holiday Market taking place in Arlington Heights this weekend.

Items marked as ‘fair trade’ mean that their creators, who often come from developing countries, are paid a decent living wage for their items. The fair trade movement also strives to give them better working conditions in their home countries, and to help the entire community in which they live become sustainable. Ten Thousand Villages works with 130 groups of artisans in 38 countries, using them to forge long-term buying relationships and providing them with access to buyers in the United States and Canada.

The Holiday Market will no doubt be a good place to find an original, handmade home decor item, as well as personal items such as clothing, jewelry, and decorative artworks for their walls. It might be the place to find the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family.

It is likely that this market, which is only one of several being held in Illinois in the run-up to Christmas, will be widely advertised in the Arlington Heights area. When organizations need marketing materials, they often turn to local printing companies for help.

The Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Holiday Market is taking place at the Congregational United Church of Christ from November 30 to December 1. To find out about the market, or discover more about what fair trade entails, call 877-883-8341 or visit the event’s website.