New Programs For 2017

Blog Fair Trade Sangha

Sangha has contributed space and/or money to the following Community Groups:

Lumina Studios
Takoma Park Teen Theatre Company
She-ma-ma Improv Theatre
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Washington Storytellers Theatre
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Code Pink
International Green Party
Transparent Productions Avant Improv Jass Performances
World Music Series
Takoma Park Babe Ruth Baseball
Takoma Friends of the Library
Old Takoma Business Association
WPFW - Pacifica Radio

The New Market Place

Fair Trade Sangha

Sangha is a Fair Trade store and community gathering place. 

Fair Trade is intended to provide opportunities for artists and craftspeople to create their work independently and sell it at a fair price.  Click here to visit our Fair Trade Catalog (coming soon)

The Fair Trade communities Sangha works with are the following:

Cambodia – Wild Boar Creek / silk bags and scarves / land mine victims’ families

Ecuador – Bead weavings / jewelry made with seeds by the Amazonian Shuar whose land is rapidly being sold to   gas companies

Guatemala – Beaded Jewelry / fine woven textiles by groups in the Lake Atitlan region

India – Prajya Vihar School Project / meditation cushions send kids to school

Kenya – Lucky Beadworkers / traditional beadwork / mothers organize to raise funds for medical care and education

Laos – Women’s Work / silk weavings to support Laotian hill villages

Maryland – Local Fine Art and published works

Mexico – Sacred Art / yarn and bead items made by Huichol cooperatives

Nepal – Tibetan Spirit / pashmina shawls, prayer flags & singing bowls made by theTibetan refugee community

NepalShakti Blue / paper journals handmade by the Tibetan refugee community

Oregon – Pacifica / soaps and candles made by a family cottage industry

Siberia –  Tomsk Cooperative / Birch Bark carvings / Siberia

South Africa – Tink / telephone wire baskets and PVC bracelets to support needs of community

South Africa – Tink . low impact craft items made by Aids patients