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SHOPPING: Ten Thousand Villages hosts fair trade fundraiser

Nicole Villalpando
Ten Thousand Villages will host its biggest fundraiser on Oct. 20

Ten Thousand Villages, which stocks goods made by artisans from around the world, is hosting a fare trade fundraiser to support its endeavors. The fundraiser will feature food, Cuban salsa music, live and silent auctions with trips to meet the artisans, and goods for sale as well as swag bags. “This fundraiser is our most critical event to keep Austin’s only 100% fair trade store open and to continue to empower artisans around the world,” said the store’s new Executive Manager, Whitney Coyle, in a press release.

Tickets are $50 in advance ( and $60 at the door. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 20. 4803 Burnet Road.