Skip to Content
listen live

Fair trade store offers unique options to Nanaimo shoppers

Ian Holmes

socastcmsRssStartIan HolmessocastcmsRssEndPottery from Guatemala on sale at Global Village Nanaimo, a seasonal fair trade store located at 111 Terminal Ave.

By Ian Holmes

NANAIMO — Pajamas made by women rescued from the sex trade in India are one of the many products sold by Global Village Nanaimo.

Joan Hiemstra, operations manager of the seasonal fair trade store, said shoppers in the Nanaimo area have shown a keen interest in supporting disadvantaged producers from around the world over the past 20 years.

“Our goal is to make sure as many people as possible know what fair trade is and know why it’s a good choice and to make that an easy choice for them.”

Read More