Libana's Fair Trade Global Holiday Marketplace Dec 1 & 2 @ Third Life Studio!!!
- LIBANA'S 2nd ANNUAL FAIR TRADE INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE!Saturday, December 1, 10am- 6pmSunday, December 2, 12- 5pmTHIRD LIFE STUDIO33 Union Square, Somerville, MADirections: http://www.thirdlifestudio.com/directions.htmlPack up your car with family, friends and neighbors (or hop on a bus!) and come shop for theholidays in the vibrant, multicultural, artistic capitol of Eastern MA (Somerville's Union Square!)~ all while supporting Libana AND the women of the world! There are lots of great ethnicrestaurants in the Square, as well as a number of wonderful international food markets. Thereare also several other crafts markets in the Square this weekend---come make a day of it!* We've expanded this year! A festive array of global Fair Trade Arts and Crafts
from India, Kashmir, Ghana, Rwanda, Guatemala & El Salvador. Holiday shopping
that makes a real difference in women's lives worldwide!
* Favorites AS WELL AS new items! Scarves, jewelry, mirrored lampshades,
bird totas, decorative pillow covers, tableware, baskets, ornaments, fabric art wall
hangings, and more!
* Libana CDs and Songbooks (they make great holiday gifts too!!!)
* Food, fun and cameo performances by Libana throughout the day!
(Members of a SEWA Cutwork Applique Artisan Collective, Ganesh Pur, Gujarat)Last December, after touring North India earlier that year, Libana produced a Fair Trade HolidayMarketplace, arranging to import some beautiful artistic creations made by women artisans wehad connected with there. Being able to sell these gorgeous crafts at a fair and equitable priceallow women to use their traditional artistic patterns, skills, and techniques to better the economicreality of their families. Artisan collectives are an amazingly powerful model now being implementedaround the world, and are becoming a established tool to support women's economic empowerment--therefore increasing their status in society. WE LIKE THAT!!! Last year's Marketplace was somuch fun, and a celebration of community in many ways--we had to do it again!. Soooo....SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!PLEASE SHARE WIDELY WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!!