Restoration Fellowship to host annual World Craft Fair

Restoration Fellowship will support the efforts of artisans around the world by selling their handmade gifts, home décor items, jewelry and personal accessories.

The event, the third annual World Craft Fair, to be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Restoration Fellowship, 264 Village Drive, behind City Market, offers a unique opportunity for people in the Pagosa community to invest in their world by shopping fair trade. Shoppers will also learn more about skilled artisans in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has worked with talented artisans around he world providing vita, fair income in exchange for their beautiful handcrafted items. By holding this sale of handpainted ceramics, intricately woven basketry and handmade jewelry, we give people in Pagosa a chance to help create employment opportunities for people around the world.

Sales like the one sponsored by Restoration Fellowship owe their success to dedicated local volunteers. Here in Pagosa, volunteers will unpack the crafts, serve as sales clerks and clean up following the event.

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home décor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 36 countries, we are part of a network of more than 150 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has been establishing long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans lack opportunities for stable income. All artisans are fairly paid for their products.

For information regarding the third annual World Craft Fair, contact Restoration Fellowship at 731-2937.

For more information about Ten Thousand Villages, contact Kristen Jenkins at (717) 859-8150 or visit www.tenthousandvillages.com/home.php.