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Here's where every one of our The Village Country Store Fair Trade product reviews by our beloved customers is stored. - Fair Trade, Just the Facts Please. Tooting our own horn, community bragging rights, we couldn't do it without you! Big Shout Out and Love to All our Fair Trade Customers! Fair trade for all! One Purchase at a time. Making a difference! Thank you!
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Ring Display

This wooden ring display was better than I expected. I absolutely love it. I just got in to the jewelry making business (hobby really) and now have a great way to show off my creations. The details in the ring organizer are beautiful. It is perfect!!!

Wonderful look and sound!

Exactly as advertised and an immediate hit with my students.

Thank you Andrea for your 5 Star Review on your purchase of Jamtown World Instruments! I am happy to hear that your students were delighted with the Junior Sun Moon Star Drum! It is such a joy to hear that fair trade musical instruments are utilized in the classroom! A love of music and a love of humanity! ...Thank you so much for your support of the fair trade movement! I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Absolutely Perfect

I have recently switched my buying habits to be a more ethical, socially conscious buyer and was delighted when I found this little card wallet. It's perfect in the way that it is not too big but also still fits the essential cards and some cash while also having that beautiful map of the world on it, fulfilling my traveler heart. The leather is a rich red brown and is of excellent quality. I have had it for over two weeks already and am convinced of the quality. I would happily recommend this to anyone.

Oh wow Kelly! What a BEAUTIFUL and detailed 5 STAR review of the Men's Compact Leather Wallet - Matr Boomie (W)! Thank you so much! Your review means the world to our customers when buying fair trade online and is often the final determining factor when making a purchasing decision! Thank you so very much for choosing fair trade and for shopping ethically! We couldn't do it without you. The fair trade movement is a 'WE' thing, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! ♥ I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
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Felt Barn Ornament - Silk Road Bazaar (O)
G.J.D.P.
Old Mc Donald!!

Old Mc Donald had some barns-ei ei o Cutest barns you ever did see! ei ei o!!! Just great-

Gretchen! You write the most fantastic reviews!!! Thank you so much! I always get a chuckle when I see that you have left a review - adorable and so witty! Thanks again Gretchen for your much appreciated and continued support of The Fair Trade Movement! - We couldn't exist without you! Thank you! - Michele
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Piggles the Pig Felt Ornament - Wild Woolies (H)
G.D.H.
Wonderful Pig ornament

I love this ornament. It is well made. The pig is absolutely adorable. Lightweight.

Thanks so much Gail for your 5 Star Review of the PIGGLES THE PIG FELT ORNAMENT! We love our felted wool ornaments too! So Cute! Thank you so much for joining the Fair Trade Movement! Your purchase impacts the artisans and their communities with improved opportunities in health, education and economic independence! Thank you! Hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Tiny singing bowls are lovely

The tone is pure and clear and the box is lovely. Also these are highly portable.

Thank you so much Kathleen for your 5 Star Review of the Mini Meditation Singing Bowl. Our dZi meditation bowls are handmade in Tibet where fair trade practices are promoted utilizing safe and improve working conditions for our artisans. Proper ventilation, gloves, masks and hearing protection ensure safer and healthier conditions for traditional Tibetan singing bowl makers. Your purchase promotes fair trade principles! Thank you so much for joining the fair trade movement. I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Perfect headband for my little girl!

I was so excited to find a fair trade headband for my four-year-old. This was exactly the kind I wanted, because it stays on and she loves it!! Plus, she looks adorable in it :)

Ooh! We Love The BIG FLOWERS on our felt wool headbands! Thank you so much LeeAnne for your fabulous Five Star Review! So adorable, our fair trade headbands are handmade by Nepalese women. For ages 2- 8! Your awesome review helps other when choosing fair trade products, and we love knowing that your little girl loves it and that it stays on! Perfect!! Thank you LeeAnne for your reviews and continued support of the fair trade movement! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Beautifully crafted!!

Just received my bowl today and I love it! Every bit as beautiful as I hoped! And it came very well packaged!! I love the fact that it is even dishwasher safe!

Thank you LeeAnne for your Five Star *****Review on your AZURE BLUE - ENCANTADA Small Bowl! This is one of our newly acquired colors on the Encantada line and we are so excited to offer it here! Your continued support of the fair trade movement and your glowing accolades of the fair trade products means the world to our store and to the artisans in the developing countries that we represent! Thank you LeeAnne! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Beautiful, amazing craftmanship!

I was blown away with the quality of this wooden puzzle! The wood is sanded down to an amazing, smooth finish and the pieces fit together perfectly!! My five-year-old was enthralled with the gift and I can already see he will get many hours of enjoyment out of his puzzle :)

Thank you so very much LeeAnne for your Five Star Stellar Review on our fair trade wooden puzzles! Describing the product in such detail allows others to shop with confidence when purchasing our fair trade toys online. All of our artisans work so hard perfecting their crafts. It is so delightful when we receive reviews that speaks to the quality and workmanship of our products! Thank you LeeAnne for your support of the fair trade movement! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Nice small jar

Very nice small jar. I keep my stevia packets on my counters in it.

Thank you very much Sherry for your Five Star Review of the Blue Pottery Canister - Blue & Yellow - Matr Boomie (Pottery)! Your review is pivotal to increasing the awareness of the fair trade movement along with the artisans we represent! Every purchase truly helps communities in developing countries. Each of us, through our fair trade purchases, affect change for better employment, education, self reliance, fresh water access and medical outreach. Thank you so much Sherry! I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Great Wall Decor

Bought to hang over an outside door. It's beautiful and unique, with great craftsmanship.

Thank you again Ginger for your Five Star Review of the Steel Drum Semi Circle of The River Wall Art Decor!! Your well thought out written review helps others to purchase with confidence when ordering fair trade crafts online! We couldn't be more pleased to hear that you are happy with the craftsmanship of our artisan wall decor. Your purchase helps others in developing countries and hopefully helps to improve the lives of some of the folks in which we share our planet! I hope to see you again soon and Thank You so much your support of the fair trade movement!! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Stunning Mermaid

Love it! Much better looking in person, and well made.

Hi Ginger! ...Thank you so much for Five Star Review of the 24 inch Painted Mermaid & Fish Metal Wall Art Decor! We couldn't be more thrilled with this piece! We love the colors! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review and for your support of the fair trade movement! Your review helps others to gain confidence in the work of our artisans and empowers communities in developing countries to gain independence, education, nutrition, employment and healthcare opportunities. A fairer world by caring folks! Thank you so much!! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
A very good part of my collection

This art was exactly what I wanted. It looks good in a place that fits its style. The order was sent quickly and I appreciate the cost. Thank You

Thank you so much Charles for your 5 Star Review of the 10' Steel Drum Sun Face Metal Wall Art Decor! We are delighted that it fits so well with your collection, and that our service along with the quality of our artisan crafts met your expectations! I appreciate the time you took to write your review as it helps others to gain confidence and trust in the fair trade movement! Thank you and I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
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PARTY ANIMAL SET - JEDANDO HANDICRAFTS (H)
J.M.H.
Animals having a meeting

I love animals, so am easy to please. Also love the primitive appearance.

Thank you so much Janet for your Five Star Review! We love this set too! The animals around the table are chatting all about their last safari on the plains! I am so pleased that you love the setting and love the fact that they have a primitive look to them. Thank you for your purchase and thank you again for your participation in the fair trade movement!
The Cutest Wolfgang will ever be

The rendering of Mozart in this creative and endearing little felt ornament makes you hear dance of the reed flutes off in the distance every time you see it. It really brings a special and personal touch to any home whether used for holidays or just display. It is very well done and I couldn't be happier.

Thank you!

OMG Julia! What an AMAZING review! I am so happy you found our felted wool Mozart! - He was so quiet on the shelf without you, until he found a happy home where his music can be heard in the dance of the reed flutes in the distance! Beautiful!! Thank you!! - We just started offering the adorable handmade felted wool figures that have played such an important role in our world history! Your review is pivotal to our customers when considering purchasing our fair trade felted wool ornaments! Thank you so much Julia!! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Haitian ART

Just like examples we saw at the Milwaukee Art Museum! Lovely

Wow Mary! How fantastic to hear that your Double Tree Of Life Metal Wall Art is just like the examples you saw at the Milwaukee Art Museum! We couldn't be more happy to receive such an outstanding review! Thank you Mary for your continued support of the fair trade movement! We hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Swivel Jewel Box

Shelf not attached due to dried out glue, Had to re-glue.

Thank you Mary for your FIVE Star Review of the Swivel Jewelry Box from Sustainable Threads! Thank you for taking the time to re-glue the shelf. We apologize that the glue dried out. Thank you again Mary so very much for your continued support of the fair trade movement! - Michele/Shopkeeper
Love

Seriously love what i got!!! If you love good smells buy this

Thank you so much Jordan for your Five Star Review!! We love our fair trade incense too! Your purchase helps others in developing countries! Thank you so much and I do hope I see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Juju Stick Shaker

It's important for me to deal with fair trade companies that create jobs and pay the artisans a decent wage. I was happy to see that the Village Country Store carried JAMTOWN instruments, a fair trade company.

The Juju Shaker is well made and will last a long time. I am very happy with my purchase!

Thank you so much Janice for your FIVE STAR review! We love carrying Jamtown Instruments; their work is pivotal to the fair trade principals and ethics. Jamtown World Instruments artisans utilize ancient knowledge using natural sustainable materials indigenous to their culture and country including bamboo, gourds and seeds! Your review helps to instill over all confidence in the quality of our hand percussion musical instruments. Thank you Janice for your support of the fair trade movement! I hope to see you again soon! Thank you! Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Imperfect perfection

These small bowls have little irregularities, and this adds to their handmade charm.

Thank you so much Deborah for your outstanding FIVE STAR Review! The authenticity of our handmade bowls are captured by your 'Imperfect Perfection' title quote! The natural variations on the bowls are characteristic of their 'handmade charm' and each lends its own unique flavor to the table setting. Thank you so much for being a part of the fair trade movement! Every purchase has a purpose and truly helps to improve the lives of the some of the people with whom we share our planet. I hope to see you again soon! Thank you Deborah! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
repeat, repeat, repeat

my first purchase was a journal....and I bought it because a dear friend is a vendor of Fair Trade. At worst I would have rated the journal divine. The best was yet to come. I have since then made an additional 3 purchases of Fair Trade products. I have not since then made a purchase based on my relationship with the vendor.....I have discovered, quite quickly, that each product has been at the very least a lesson....if not immersion....in other culture. I have learned valuable lessons about my need to tote an excessive number of articles I haven't referenced in decades... (wallet).......one taught me patience........every purchase has been an art form to be studied and appreciated. But that's just me.

Absolutely fabulous review Richard! I cannot thank you enough for such personal honesty; for your beautiful attribution rendering to the skill set of our artisans, for your ongoing support of the ethical principles of fair trade and for subscribing to the core values of a personal commitment to leaving less of a carbon footprint on our planet! Thank you so much Richard! Thank you for your dedication to the fair trade movement! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Very Pleased

I was very pleased with my shipment. The quality and craftsmanship were superb, and the package arrived safely and securely.

Thank you so much Joy for your outstanding Five Star Review! It was fantastic to hear that you are well pleased with your shipment, and that the quality and craftsmanship of your Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Elephants is superb! Your review is vital to others considering fair trade products! Thank you so much and I hope I see you again! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
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Eight Inch Metal Gecko Florida Design - Caribbean Craft
D.L.
beautiful fair trade decoration!

This fair trade gecko is an 8 inch colorful decorative piece that now hangs on my office wall. It has a slightly primitive feel to it and still fits well in a more sophisticated décor. The Village Country Store delivered ahead of promised delivery time, packaging was secure and professional and included a little note describing the fair trade provenance. I’m a delighted customer! Thank you!

Oh Wow Dan! Thank you so much for your Five Star Review of our fair trade Geckos from The Village Country Store! Delighted to hear that your gecko arrived ahead of time, that it has a happy home on the wall in your office and that while 'primitive' lends an air of sophistication to your office decor! - Thank you so much for your continued support of the fair trade movement! I hope to see you again soon! Thank you! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
FORMAL OR CASUAL

Love the new tablecloth...I can use for casual or formal dining. I may need to order another from overuse!

Hi Terese! What an absolute delight to receive such a splendid review! Your review helps others to purchase with confidence and helps to create a level of expectation on the quality of our fair trade Sustainable Threads Tablecloths! Thanks so much Terese, it is a joy to receive your Five Star review and I do hope I see you again! (Perhaps for more tablecloths? :-) ... Thank you for your support of the fair trade movement! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
Just as pictured

Love the colors and size. I use one for jewelry on for my pills.

Thank you Amy for your Five Star Review! I am delighted that you love the colors and the size is perfect for your jewelry and pills. Thank you so much for your support of the fair trade movement where every purchase makes a difference for some of the folks in which we share our planet! Thank you Amy! I hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper