Museum’s market has Christmas covered

Seed swap at Kilmartin Glen.

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Looking for unusual Christmas gifts this year?

Kilmartin Museum is hosting a Fairtrade and Christmas-themed market which will showcase an eclectic range of crafts from Fairtrade projects around the world.

Buying fairly traded products helps to support communities and improve people’s lives. The Fairtrade logo means each product has been produced by small-scale organisations or groups that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.

Gavin’s Mill, which supports the charity the Balmore Trust, will offer, crafts, clothes, accessories and toys from Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, India, South America, Palestine, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Profits made by the Balmore Trust are used to support projects concerned with health, education and poverty relief overseas and around the Glasgow area. Other sellers who will be attending are Feedback Madagascar – an organisation that aims to alleviate poverty through recognising the inter-relationship between poverty, environmental degradation and poor health. It will be selling silk scarves and colourful baskets from Madagascar and other goodies.

Neal’s Yard, a company with a commitment to natural, organic, sustainable and ethical products, will be selling aromatherapy, beauty and health products.

Oxfam will be selling ethical gifts, home, health and beauty products from its Oban shop.

Kilmartin Museum shop will offer fairly traded goods from projects including Nepal, India and Vietnam.

The market is open on November 17 and 18 from 11am to 4pm at Kilmartin Museum.