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Dunia Marketplace

We are a non-profit store that sells hand-made items from local and global artisan families. Come check us out at 1609 N. 13th St. in Boise's Historic Hyde Park.
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What is Fair Trade?

Fair trade improves families and communities by offering better wages, decent working conditions, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
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Dunia is a beautiful word describing "world " and "life" in multiple world languages. An appropriate description of our non-profit fair trade store, as each purchase creates a world of opportunity!

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January 15, 2012 Posted by Ryan in News

End of the Year 2011


Thank you for being a part of our World  in 2011

While looking forward to a brand new year, we also glance back and count our blessings.

In 2011 Dunia Marketplace:
  • Organized and staffed 11 off-site fair trade markets and events. (Thanks for hosting us!)
  • Held 5 Community Shopping Events, raising over $1000 for community organizations.
  • Hosted field trips and spoke in class rooms about fairly trading.
  • Sold approx. 600 Local non-profit / refugee hand-crafted items.
  • Told their fair trade story, and supported 1000's of artisans and farmers in 35 countries (125 artisan groups).
  • Logged 1491 Volunteers hours!!
  • Retained an active roster of 25 store Volunteers,  and 6 very active Volunteer Board Members!
  • Worked with and trained over 50 Volunteers to work in our store and at events
  • Booked 2 local Farm groups ( Morning Owl Farm and Create Common Good) to sell produce and more in our courtyard on Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Received a $1000 grant from The Boise Rotary.
  • Received donations from the Northend Mennonite Felowship, the art collective Bosco, Art Source Gallery, Fitness Revolution, and individuals.
  • Organized a pet food donation drive in Hyde Park for the Idaho Humane Society Pet Food Pantry.
  • AND welcomed 1000's of visitors to our store from around the world =  YOU!

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Save the Date - Annual Oriental Rug Event

"Quality You Desire, Fairness Artisans Deserve"
Over 300 Fairly Traded Rugs made by Fairly Paid Adult Artisans

Click here for the official release

Mark your calendar for our 2012 upcoming Annual Oriental Rug Event May 10th -13th featuring over 300 hand-knotted 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, hand-knotted rugs to our community from the Rug Room in Pennsylvania.

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