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Fair Trade Décor to celebrate its first anniversary in Del Mar with ‘Global Stories’

Batik artist in Ghana
Batik artist in Ghana

To celebrate the anniversary of Fair Trade Décor’s opening in Del Mar, a special event with global storytellers will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The public of all ages is invited.

Special guests include authors Alepho Deng, “They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky”; and Jeff Salz, “The Way of Adventure, Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision”; Sarah Emerson, Women Empowered Initiative, PCI; Sandra Martinez, Foundation for Women; and local fair trade leaders.

Since opening the store last year, Fair Trade Décor has been accepted to the Fair Trade Federation, www.fairtradefederation.org. The family-run business has brought handmade furnishings and gifts from more than 40 countries to Del Mar, while following globally accepted principles of fair trade, including fair living wages, safe working conditions, environmental sustainability and cultural respect.

Owner Betsy Paganelli, noted, “As the first 100 percent fair trade store in San Diego County, we have sought to give back to the community as a site for cultural events, including a family friendly drum circle, international dance lessons, live music and now storytelling and booksigning.”

“Global Stories” will take place at Fair Trade Décor, 1412 Camino Del Mar, in the heart of Del Mar village.  For more information go to www.fairtradedecor.com or call 858-461-1263.