Ten Thousand Villages Names 5WPR PR Agency Of Record

Jun 07, 2013, 11:32 ET from 5WPR

NEW YORK, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 5WPR, a leading independently owned PR Agency was named as the Public Relations Agency of record for Ten Thousand Villages, the largest fair trade retailer in the U.S.

"We are proud to be working with Ten Thousand Villages, a company who strives to improve the livelihood of under-employed artisans across the globe. Given our passion and extensive experience creating and implementing successful public relations programs for a wide range of home, lifestyle and fashion brands in the eco-friendly and fair trade sector, we are confident 5WPR will deliver effective results for Ten Thousand Villages," said Don McIver, COO of 5W Public Relations."

An exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles and more, Ten Thousand Villages operates with the mission to create income-earning opportunities for artisans in developing countries. Representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, Ten Thousand Villages is one of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

By creating a sustainable marketplace for handmade products in North American retail locations, Ten Thousand Villages provides a viable and steady source of income for skilled artisans around the world who may lack opportunities for stable income. Product sales from Ten Thousand Villages assist artisans to pay for basic survival needs including food, education, healthcare, housing and much more.

Founded in 1946, Ten Thousand Villages has grown from the trunk of founder Edna Ruth Byler's car to a network of more than 150 retail outlets throughout the United States and international presence online.

About 5WPR: With the company motto of REAL.RESOURCEFUL.RESULTS, the 100 person New York based company continues to grow and experience success as a bold and results driven agency. The firm is a finalist in the American Business Awards for Public Relations Agency of the Year, and the CEO, Ronn Torossian, a finalist for Public Relations Executive of the year.

Contact: Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations 212-999-5585 ronn@5wpr.com