A fair deal in Langley
May 23, 2012 by Martin
The World Fair Trade Day (WFTD) was a marked success on May 12, thanks to the effort of Ten Thousand Villages stores and numerous Fair Trade organizations in and around Langley. It also provided a unique advertizing opportunity for printing services companies based in the Langley, BC area. For the first time ever, both the stores and the Fair Trade Network partnered to raise awareness about Fair Trade retailers and products.
The Trade Day was an opportunity for the public to explore handcrafted goods, foods, games, and music at Ten Thousand Villages stores across the province. The event was run mostly by local volunteers who were on hand to greet performer Sam Alviar for live music and hand out food samples, supervise draws, and offer attendees special Fair Trade discounts.
Ten Thousand Village’s humble origins began in 1946 as a volunteer project to support fair wages and treatment for women working in rural Puerto Rico. Ten Villages has since grown to become North American’s oldest and largest Fair Trade organization, whereby it has grown into an immense network.
Events like the World Fair Trade Day provide all sorts of opportunities for printers in the area to promote their services for charitable causes, as well as raising awareness of the benefits and ethics of Fair Trade ideas. In addition to poster printing hung around the city to help promote the Trade day, flyer printing can help educate the population by using wage statistics of Fair Trade causes around the world and their effects on the global community.