7TH Annual Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event

Dates: May 9-12  
New Location:
Lindsay Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State Street

Rug Event Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-8 pm, Sunday: noon-2 pm
Free Public Seminar: Thursday, May 9: 7pm

Join us for our Annual Oriental Rug Event, featuring over 300 handknotted rugs all made by fairly paid adults, from 2'x3's to 10'x14's. Since our store is not large enough to carry these rugs year round, we host this special event once a year to bring these high quality, fairly traded handknotted rugs to our community from the Bunyaad Rug Room at Ten Thousand Villages, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. It's an event not to miss as these fairly traded rugs represent a win-win situation for all.

Click on the dhumba sheep to learn more about their special wool used in these beautiful hand-knotted rugs!

Sheepherder with his herd of dhumba sheep


April 19th and 20th
Location: 504 E Dewey, Nampa Idaho  (Next to the NNU Campus)
Friday evening dinner, Saturday, 7:30 am w/ Auction 11:00 am

Visit our colorful  Fair Trade Market while attending the 2013 Idaho Mennonite World Relief Festival. Last year's festival raised $40,000 for world relief through Mennonite Central Committee.

Friday evening dinner will include BBQ Ham sandwiches, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink. Join us for an evening of fun, shopping and entertainment of traditional African music supplied by Global Lounge. We are also fortunate to have Pauline Aguliar from West Coast MCC join us for a time of sharing about her time in India.

Come and preview the live auction items including quilts and this year we are excited to have a fully refurbished turn of the century surrey for bidding, along with other items which will be auctioned on Saturday the 20th beginning at 11:00.

The Surrey Auction will begin at 2:00 PM on Saturday With a minimum bid of $2500.

Click on the Surrey to learn more!

In honor of Morning Owl Farm Produce Stand returning to our courtyard on April 13th
enjoy a

 15% off any fair trade planter for your spring  greenery !



Dunia Marketplace (formerly Ten Thousand Villages) is Idaho's non-profit fair trade store. Dunia Marketplace works diligently to educate and spread awareness of the importance of Fair Trade  Fair Trade adult workers earn a living wage, have decent working conditions, and dedicate a majority of their earnings to educate their children. Locally, Dunia Marketplace provides an outlet for non-profit groups and refugees to sell their hand made items. Dunia Marketplace is mostly run by volunteers, and is celebrating its 17th year in Historic Hyde Park.. 

To provide vital, fair income to artisans by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories.

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