About us

 

Objects of  Village Goods (operated by the Edmonton Ten Thousand Villages Society)

  • To seek to bring justice, hope and peace to the poor;
  • To trade with artisan and producer groups who pay fair wages and demonstrate concern for their members’ welfare;
  • To seek to increase local market share for fairly trade products;
  • To market quality crafts and products as a means of assisting the employment of financially under-privileged artisans and producers;
  • To market products that reflect and reinforce rich cultural traditions, that are environmentally sensitive, and which appeal to local consumers;
  • To encourage our customer to learn about fair trade and to appreciate artisans’ cultural heritage;
  • To use resources carefully and value volunteers who work in the store; and
  • To use monies accrued above costs for projects in support of other non-profit organizations having similar objectives.