Nothing tops sitting face to face with someone and getting to know them over a cup of tea. Three of our staffers (Jenni, Heike and Yousaf) along with Ten Thousand Villages Canada Rug Program Manager and Winnipeg store manager Gwen Repeta are currently traveling throughout Pakistan, meeting with rug artisans and seeing the fair trade difference in action.
As Yousaf is busy translating and Heike and Gwen are experiencing Pakistan for the first and second time respectively, I’ve been elected to write our first travel blog entry. Over the next two weeks, we will be traveling around to different villages and spending time at the main finishing center and warehouse in Lahore. With the help of this blog, we want to take you along on our journey and will try our best to transport you to Pakistan so you feel the warmth of the people and the depth that fair trade reaches into all of their lives.Read Blog Post »