Many Summer vacations were cancelled this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This article details why you should go ahead and buy your souvenirs for your cancelled trip, and how it might encourage you to reschedule your plans.
Forbes ~ “In the era of COVID-19, the ability to buy international decor and souvenirs directly from international vendors has been a blessing. Buying products that directly benefit the artisans is a great way to support the local economies of your favorite destinations, even if their borders are closed. And even if you had to cancel your international travel this summer, you can still buy your favorite souvenirs online and recreate a bit of travel excitement at home.
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If you missed your chance this year to browse the colorful and inviting markets of Marrakech or Fes, don’t worry – you can’t still pick up handwoven textiles made in Morocco at Souk and Soul. The free-trade, woman-owned company sources textiles from artisans in Morocco. They buy from family-run businesses and independently-run cooperatives who set their own wages. Their rugs run from $145 to $1,000 or more and a portion of all sales is donated back to community development programs in Morocco. Though textiles are Souk & Soul’s primary focus, the site also sells jewelry, art and wellness products made in the country.” ~ Forbes
To learn more about buying online from vendors you might have seen on your cancelled trip, click the link below.
** Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.