Ten Thousand Villages started in 1946 from the trunk of its founders car. Now it has grown to become one of the leading Fair Trade organizations.
Its web site, and its more than 300 stores across the country, support skilled artisans in places of the world where they lack opportunities to make a living.
On Nov. 20, its web site and participating stores will donate 10 percent of the day's sales to help typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.
On the web site, you can search for items that are made in the Philippines. Although anything purchased on the site that day will help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, I think it would be a great gift idea to purchase something for a family member or friend that was specifically made in the Philippines.
Here are a few of my favorites. For more ideas, go to www.tenthousandvillages.com.
Spirit blossom card, $5.
Newspaper necklace, $24.
Hungry bunny coin purse, $10.
Teal earrings, $16.
Bowls and tray, $28.
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