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Global Hands opens in Lake Geneva

(Published May 30, 2007, 1:32 p.m.)

Global Hands is a new fair trade gift shop located at 252 Center Street in downtown Lake Geneva.

Owners Pamela Ellis and Lindsay Loth are offering gift items, clothing, furniture, toys, pottery, jewelry, coffee, tea and chocolate produced by artisans from around the world.

Global Hands carries merchandise screened by TransFair USA, which places the "Fair Trade Certified" label on Fair Trade products. Fair Trade certification ensures that workers are paid fair wages, are free from abusive labor practices and use environmentally sustainable methods. Items for sale at Global Hands are imported from 48 countries and include many Third World handcrafted items.

A grand opening of Global Hands is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information call the shop at 248-6920.

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