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Kizuri to hold benefit rug sale to help flood-impacted artisans in Pakistan

Spokane world-handcraft retail store Kizuri will hold a hand-crafted rug sale May 19-22 at the Community Building, 35 W. Main, in downtown Spokane.

This sale is the first of its kind held in Spokane, said Kim Harmson,  Kizuri's director.
The event is sponsored by Bunyaad, a fair trade artisan group in Pakistan.
The sale will feature about 300 hand-crafted rugs of different sizes. Money raised from the sale will be used to provide ongoing jobs for Pakistani artisans. Bunyaad is also helping to build seven new homes in this region for families whose homes were totally destroyed in the 2010 floods.
Sizes of rugs for sale will range from 2-by-3 feet to 10-by-14 feet.
Kizuri will have an introduction to oriental rug seminar at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20.
Bunyaad's mission is to assist men and women artisans earn fair wages for their work and to find steady employment while working in their homes and villages.

Jennifer Hall on the links between good food and community change

Next week’s July 22 Executive Connect Breakfast will feature Jennifer Hall, one of the key people who helped launch the Main Market Cooperative, a full-fledged food retailer and nutrition education center.

Presented by Connect Northwest, the morning session starts at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Spokane, in the downstairs Georgian Room of The Spokane Club.

The breakfast runs until 9 a.m. Reservations are suggested and cost $30.

Hall has a slew of credentials. Beyond working to open Spokane’s Main Market Co-op, she has been a leader of the Slow Food Spokane River Convivium, co-chair of Slow Food’s National Ark of Taste Committee, and an appointed member of the USDA National Organic Standards Board.

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