Fair Trade Market December 1, 2012

It’s so fitting for our Mission Group to raise funds for Patzun by supporting artisans from third-world markets all over the world. A Fair Trade Market allows you to buy beautiful handmade items knowing that the artisan receives a fair wage, the items are created using sustainable practices and that the income is reinvested in their own communities.

Every dollar spent has a 3-way benefit:

  • the buyer receives a one-of-a-kind handmade item
  • Patzun mission receives 15% of our sales  – we raised just over $1,700 for the school
  • artisans receive a fair wage

Check out pictures of our shoppers!

Here you can see the wide variety of products available for sale:

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2 responses to “Fair Trade Market December 1, 2012

  1. Elizabeth Tragesser

    I sent you a previous message but do not know if it went through.

    I am originally from Guatemala (born and raised there). I would like to get involved in your organization. I have two teenage boys who would love to volunteer. I can also volunteer so please contact me at 412 561-8260.

    • Elizabeth,

      I’m excited to hear about your Guatemalan heritage. Pat provided you with lots of info about our group via email and I hope you are able to join us for our meeting on July 25th. I look forward to meeting you.

      Michelle

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