Tag Archive: Columbia

Jul 22

Fashion Friday { Unique Batik Style

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This week’s Fashion Friday is celebrating our vendor, Unique Batik. Unique Batik works with batik artists, sewers, and beaders in Ghana and Guatemala. These artisans create everything from necklaces and earrings to small and large handbags. The artisans use any material possible including bamboo, plastic bags, and telephone wire to make their amazingly unique products. Today, …

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Apr 27

Spring Shop Hop 2011!

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Celebrate Spring, by shopping at your favorite stores downtown including Mustard Seed, this Friday from 5-8! Come on out to the Seed for special sales, just in time for the summer coming up! To celebrate our recently expanded line of children’s clothing, we will be offering 10-50% off all children’s clothing and toys!  We also …

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Apr 26

Global Sounds Music Festival!

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Come visit our booth! Come on out to Peace Park on April 30th from 1-11 PM to celebrate music from around the world! It’s a 100% FREE event, and you won’t be disappointed! The three central themes (beyond the awesome music) of this event are sustainability, social justice and cultural awareness. It’s a minimal-waste event! …

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Apr 14

Essential Spring accessories!

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We’re showering the Seed this month! Come into Mustard Seed and pick up your essential Spring accessories! Paper Mache Bangles from Handmade Expressions Start off your Spring accessory collection by picking up some adorable and hand painted paper mache bangles made by artisans at Joo Handicrafts! Joo Handicrafts is based out of the Himalayan valleys of …

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Apr 06

Grow green in your kitchen!

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Mustard Seed offers several ways to be organic and green in your home, especially your kitchen! Organic Foods from Equal Exchange Eat organic by consuming and cooking with foods and drinks from Equal Exchange! Organic foods are produced using environmentally sound methods that don’t involve pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and don’t contain genetically modified organisms. …

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Apr 02

Shop sustainably!

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These bags from Handmade Expressions are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Why go shopping and use the plastic sacks, when you can be fashionable and nice to the environment when you shop? The group of artisans who create these jute bags is called Amar Jyoti. It is a school in India that provides vocational education to …

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Mar 21

the power of {story}

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This weekend was a busy one for us!  I spent most of it on Saturday at the Women’s Leadership Conference.  Mustard Seed was happy to be a sponsor of the event and also be participating in two of the breakout sessions.  We were especially thrilled that Liz Bohannon, founder of the beloved Sseko Sandals, was …

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Mar 08

Fair trade uses materials that would normally be thrown away!

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Fair trade artisans create many different types of products, for all different tastes. But one thing they have a lot in common is sometimes using materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Color Splash Photo Frames by Handmade Expressions These gorgeously embellished frames, along with many other products, are made out of recycled sari materials. …

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Feb 24

Love fair trade in your home, and with what you wear!

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There are many ways to show you love fair trade, including things in your home and what you wear! Red Blossom Teapot and Coffee Cup by SERRV These two items are only some of the items created by artisans of Craft Link in Vietnam. They work to assist small Vietnamese craft producers find market opportunities …

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Feb 17

Do you love fair trade? We do!

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Since it’s love month, we wanted to express our love for fair trade and our artisans by posting some of our favorite products and the stories behind them! Winter Berry Pillow by SERRV This pillow, along with many other beautiful items, is made by women in Bangladesh at the YWCA of Dhaka Craft Centre. Many …

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