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Old 05-06-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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There was a store we used to frequent in West Hartford called Ten Thousand Villages. It sold various ethnic products (Asian, African) and provides fair trade value to the artisans. Is there a similar store in Charlotte, and if anyone has been there, is the selection fairly extensive? I bought a pair of bookends in the CT store that were from the Philippines and would like to see if there are similar items.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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There was a store we used to frequent in West Hartford called Ten Thousand Villages. It sold various ethnic products (Asian, African) and provides fair trade value to the artisans. Is there a similar store in Charlotte, and if anyone has been there, is the selection fairly extensive? I bought a pair of bookends in the CT store that were from the Philippines and would like to see if there are similar items.
Well, I would be interested in finding out about such a place, too, Bibit. The closest I could imagine here would be the World Market (as far is items) but I have never seen any policy from them as to "fair trade value" being provided to the artisans. I would think they are just like any other retailer - profit profit profit, LOL.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Actually, Ani, I googled it and there is one in Sharon Amity! Have been browsing their website and was just curious if someone local has been inside to browse.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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Actually, Ani, I googled it and there is one in Sharon Amity! Have been browsing their website and was just curious if someone local has been inside to browse.
I love these posts! I learn something new every day! Maybe someone will give us a review. I would enjoy checking this shop out . . . Great post, Bibit!!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I've been to the one in Raleigh as well as one in Alexandria, VA. I know the appeal of this store, so I can't wait to visit the one on Sharon Amity.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I love 10,000 Villages! I haven't been to the one on Sharon Amity yet...tomorrow perhaps!...but we used to have a traveling shop that came to our town before the holidays every year. It's wonderful stuff and is a wonderful idea. I've gotten so many nice things for our family, as well as gifts. Anyone know where on Sharon Amity?
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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I've been to the one in Raleigh as well as one in Alexandria, VA. I know the appeal of this store, so I can't wait to visit the one on Sharon Amity.
There is a large World Market on South Blvd in Pineville. Dont know the name of the shopping area, but it has a B"B and Beyond, Sports Authority, Babies-r-us and a bunch of other mega stores. You may also check out Pier One imports. They have quite a bit of the type of decorations you mentioned.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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I love 10,000 Villages! I haven't been to the one on Sharon Amity yet...tomorrow perhaps!...but we used to have a traveling shop that came to our town before the holidays every year. It's wonderful stuff and is a wonderful idea. I've gotten so many nice things for our family, as well as gifts. Anyone know where on Sharon Amity?
Cotswold Village Shops
300 South Sharon Amity & Randolf Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-365-0010

I did not realize there's a lot in NC/SC...Greenville, Montreat, Raleigh....

Glad to contribute to the 10,000 cause!
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks, bibit! I'll actually be over in the Cotswold shopping center later today. Might have to check it out!
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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OK, just got back from 10,000 Villages at Cotswold. Loved it! Got some gifts for my sister-in-law. They had more than the selection of our old traveling shop in PA. The man who was working there was very friendly and helpful, as well. Highly recommend it!
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