Calendar Updates and Ecuador News
After traveling nearly around the world since January, Vincent and I are about to relocate to Ecuador until October, 2016. Check out the dates we have confirmed on the calendar of events. We also see some great summer buys in the catalog--be sure to check those out, too. Our list of fair trade visits includes Salay Handmade Paper in the Philippines, Maximus in Sri Lanka, Women's Highland Coop also in the Philippines. We have learned a lot about handmade paper, including the ever-popular elephant poo products. Before we travel to Ecuador, we plan to visit Artesanias Loreto in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to visit and talk to the alpaca knitters who provide us with these luxurious winter items. We are more convinced than ever that fair trade is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. See everyone in October back in the Chicago area.
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