Global Village Nanaimo

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Global Village Nanaimo

Global Village Nanaimo (GVN) is an independent, non-profit society selling fair trade goods in the Central Vancouver Island region. The society is run by a volunteer board and supported by volunteer salespeople. Small contracts are given for purchasing and store management. We have offered retail sales of fair trade products since 1996.

GVN buys only fair trade certified goods or from groups who have satisfied us that they use fair trade principles: buying from economically-disadvantaged producers; paying an agreed, fair price; good working conditions, including equality for women and no exploitation of child labour; sustainable environmental practices and support for community economic development. GVN buys in co-operation with the Global Village Store in Victoria and with Duncan G.I.F.T.S. (Global Initiative Fair Trade Store).