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Sari Stems – Make your own recycled fabric flower

May 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm EDT

To celebrate World Fair Trade Day, Ten Thousand Villages State College is hosting a free workshop for children and families to create a unique recycled-fabric flower. This project is inspired by our artisan partners in Bangladesh, who repurpose traditional sari fabric into handmade flowers.

This event is in partnership with Scraps & Skeins and Remake Learning Days of Central PA

We will focus on artisans’ use of sustainable practices and economic innovation, and discuss how fair trade practices protect the environment and create opportunities for artisans often excluded from the global economy.

Event details:

  • Saturday, May 8
  • one virtual Zoom (10am) and three in-person (1pm, 2pm, 3pm) workshops are offered
  • all participants (adults and children) must register in advance here:
  • materials (except glue and scissors for remote participants) will be provided; see details at the registration link
  • information about locations and health safety guidelines can also be found on the registration page

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.

Launched in 2016, Remake Learning Days Across America is a festival of events celebrating learning innovation being hosted by a variety of organizations including schools, museums, libraries, community hubs, and tech startups. These events are designed for parents and caregivers to learn alongside their children and offer relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth of all ages.

World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration held annually on the second Saturday of May. Its purpose is to showcase the small-scale producers at the heart of the fair trade movement and the contributions they make to healthy and sustainable communities around the world.

When consumers choose authentic fair trade goods, their purchases cast a vote for small-scale farmers, producers, and artisans around the world.


May 8
10:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
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