Anyone Ever Check Out Pangea Market?

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Well this looks pretty cool. According to their Web site:

“Pangea is Greek for “all lands”. Pangeamarket.com, supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), brings together traditional high quality handicrafts made by artisans in developing countries. This is the first time that most of these products have been available for purchase online and in our Washington, DC store. Come in and purchase these beautiful, fair trade crafts, jewelry, home décor, accessories and more, learn about the products’ origins and know that your purchase helps create sustainable livelihoods for artisans in Asia, Africa and Latin America.”

The store itself is located at 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and you can take a tour here. The building itself (IFC HQ) is also pretty sweet:

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5 Comment

  • It’s a nice place and the coffee is good. It is never, ever busy so I doubt they turn a profit but these kinds of stores are more to raise the sponsoring organization’s profile and to send a positive message.

  • Pangea is nice, but I much prefer Ten Thousand Villages for unique gifts that help poor craftsman around the world.

  • Run by the private sector arm of the World Bank. Good sandwiches and coffee, friendly & attentive service, free wifi, but nothing in the crafts shop area I ever felt compelled to buy.

  • i didnt the food was that great

  • and i didnt think the staff was very attentive but i could have caught them on an off-day

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