“Our goal in hosting the Fair Trade Fashion Show is to educate the Asheville community about fair trade clothing options and give people the opportunity to add fair trade pieces to their closets,” says Mandy Broderick, co-manager of Asheville’s Ten Thousand Villages. With more than 100 North American retail locations, the nonprofit chain supports artisan fashion producers from across the globe. The Asheville affiliate will celebrate Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the store’s own expansion by holding the fifth annual Fair Trade Fashion Show. The free event, which features garments from Asian and African communities and a post-show shopping opportunity, takes place at Ten Thousand Villages downtown on Saturday, April 18, from 2-3 p.m. tenthousandvillages.com/asheville. Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages
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