About Us

Villages Calgary is a non-profit, Fair Trade store in Canada. Our goal is to partner with artisans from financially underprivileged communities so they can earn a sustainable livelihood. We are owned and run by our volunteer team and have been operating since 1984. You can find ethical, handcrafted items at our brick-and-mortar store in Calgary or online.

 

220 Crowchild Trail NW

 

(403) 270-0631

 

 

 

 

Villages Calgary has been operated by the Global Village Crafts Society since 1984. To learn more about how we began as a small group of dedicated volunteers, visit our History Page.

 

As an organization, we are committed to:



  • To market quality products as a means of assisting the employment of financially underprivileged producers;
  • To market products that reflect and reinforce rich cultural traditions, that are environmentally sensitive, and which appeal to local consumers;
  • To increase availability of fair trade products;
  • To encourage our customers to learn about fair trade and to appreciate producers' cultural heritages;
  • To support producers who are bringing justice, hope, and peace to marginalized communities;
  • To trade with producer groups who pay fair wages and treat their members with fairness and respect;
  • To use resources carefully and value volunteers who work in the store; and
  • To annually set aside funds for projects in support of similar non-profit organizations.

 


Villages Calgary is a verified member in the Fair Trade Federation (FTF), and is committed to following nine key principles of Fair Trade.

 

FTF Principles

Learn more about the Fair Trade Federation principles at https://www.fairtradefederation.org/principles