Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at Ten Thousand Villages

Come to Old Town Alexandria this weekend to celebrate fair trade craftsmen and their works.

World Fair Trade Day
Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages, Alexandria.

By Janeé Williams

Start working on your all-natural-ingredient snacks because World Fair Trade Day is just around the corner. On May 10, Ten Thousand Villages will be helping us celebrate at its store with some great activities.

Honoring the theme this year “Fair Trade People,” the store will be encouraging customers to show what makes them fair trade and inviting them to take Polaroid selfies showing they are fair trade families. These photos will be added to their fair trade wall within the store for all visitors to see.

The store will also hold a coloring contest for kids. The winner will receive the book, “Fair Trade First,” an introduction for kids on the world of  fair trade. Along with all of this, a fair trade coffee break and refreshments with fair trade ingredients will be served throughout the day.

World Fair Trade Day
Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages, Alexandria

The store is a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), a global network of 350 fair trade organizations in 70 countries.  Ten Thousand Villages hopes to spotlight fair trade and how it has impacted our spending money.




World Fair Trade Day
Ten Thousand Villages
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
915 King St.
Alexandria, 22314