• Global Village Nanaimo


    We are  pleased to announce that we will be opening our Retail Store on Wednesday September 28!

    We are also thrilled to be in the same location as last year – so you don’t need to go looking for us!

    The address is #2 – 5771 Turner Road, also known as Longwood Station. We are between KC’s Boutique and Cafe Today, in the upper parking area.

    Store hours are 10 am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

    The purpose of the store is very simple: to enable some of the poorest people in the world to earn the income they deserve and need, to participate in today’s monetary economy. We engage in fair trade for its own sake.  We want our customers to know that as well as helping craftspeople to earn with dignity, we care about providing uniqueness and quality at fair, but affordable, prices.Each time a customer makes a purchase at this store they have the satisfaction of knowing that they are providing artisans and craftspeople a chance to earn with dignity and break the cycle of poverty. Global Village Nanaimo supports many producer groups around the world who are striving to become self-sufficient. Learn the stories behind these groups on the website and on the pricetags and displays in the store.

    All wholesale prices have been determined by the craftspeople themselves, who have been paid prior to the goods being shipped to Nanaimo. The store has a wide assortment of gift items, accessories, pottery & kitchen items, musical instruments, singing bowls, toys, unique gifts and much more. Global Village Nanaimo sells fair trade coffee, chocolate, tea and fair trade olive oil from Palestine. Customers can be assured that the products are unique, good quality and surprisingly reasonably priced.

    Global Village Nanaimo is an independent non-profit society, operating the store with the invaluable work and skills of dedicated volunteers. The seasonal opening is short, don’t miss this opportunity to see Fair Trade in action.


    Fair Trade – Better than Aid.

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