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Fitting in Some Self-Care Time with The Pioneers of Fair Trade

BeautyNatalie Kay
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Ten Thousand Villages

I’m sure most of you reading this post have heard about Ten Thousand Villages, you probably might even have one near where you live. Throughout the last five years, I’ve directed a lot of family and friends to this wonderful store because it truly is an experience. Especially for everyone I knew who was visiting Asheville, I would tell them ‘you need to go to Ten Thousand Villages!’.

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Reasons to Love Ten Thousand Villages

Putting People & Planet first for Over 70 years: More than just a store, this market-to-market movement is connecting us to some of the most talented artisans all over the world. Our purchase is directly contributing to sustainable livelihoods, and keeping crafts original. Every product celebrates culture and the planet, so you know not one is compromised for the other.

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The Enormous Product Range: If you haven’t had the joy of visiting one of their shops, you need to go online and do a quick go through of all their categories. They probably have one of the most comprehensive lists of ethical and fair trade goods of any store I’ve seen.

Easy Gift Shopping: Eek, I think I screamed for joy out loud at the coffee shop when I realized you could make a wedding registry through Ten Thousand Villages! Sign me up, please. Much more my style ;) Besides being able to make a registry, they have an awesome gift guide for all different occasions and budgets.

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What I’m Wearing

Paisley Cotton Robe: Out of all the categories, we are going to be focusing on their bath & body section which is perfect for a day of self-care and relaxation. This particular robe is block-printed by Aravali, which is a for-profit company supporting around 150 artisans in the Jaipur area. Block printing has to be one of the most interesting ways of creating design on fabric because it is rather labor intensive and requires great skill. They create a design on a wooden block and carefully dip it into dye and then onto the fabric until the entire fabric is covered. How beautiful is this paisley?

designs by  Aravali

designs by Aravali

more fair trade products to add to your self-care days…

Cat Nap Velvet Sleep Mask

Cat Nap Velvet Sleep Mask

Pedicure Friend Seahorse

Pedicure Friend Seahorse

Natural Hemp Washcloth

Natural Hemp Washcloth

Coffee Ground Exfoliating Soap

Coffee Ground Exfoliating Soap

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Where to Purchase

You can shop Ten Thousand Villages online - here - or check out their list of brick-and-mortar shops. There may be one near you! Also, don’t forget to stay up-to-date with all new products on Instagram.

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Sustainably Supported by Ten Thousand Villages. As always, all views are genuine & products are truly loved! Help support the brands who support Sustainably Chic, so I can continue to bring you the best in sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle :) Thanks, everyone! #sponsored