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Our Store Location | Pop-Up Events

 

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Store location

Bentall Center Mall, Store #209

555 Burrard Street, 

Vancouver BC.

 

We are open:

Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm 

(except public holidays) 

 

 

 

About our store:

Locally Global, a Kasandy owned store, is a fast-growing destination for locals and tourists at the centre of downtown, offering consumers unique, everyday products and gifts at affordable prices, a fun shopping experience, and the opportunity to make a global impact.

Located at the Bentall Centre on Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver, Locally Global proudly exists as a collaboration among women small business owners focused on making an impact with fair trade, ethical products and gifts. At LG, shoppers will find high-quality, handmade, unique, local and international handicrafts at affordable prices.

Our store carries more than Kasandy products. A collaboration that brings to life an old but exceptionally true African saying "It takes a village" in this case to succeed and make a lasting impact.

 

What can you expect to find at our store?

Locally Global is all about introducing independent artisans and designers to Vancouver shoppers. Our collection of baskets, furniture, handbags, leather goods, fashion accessories, house and home, kitchen and dining, kids’ games and apparel is curated from dozens of different creators, with 31 different cultural groups and more than 10 countries represented. We look for designs that have unique details that set them apart from other mass-produced products and brands. Many of our products are one of a kind.

 

Our products are more than just beautiful or unique – they give back

At Locally Global, we tell our customers that we believe the best aid that can be given is that of opportunity. Many people in Africa and other developing economies need an opportunity, in several ways:

 

  1. Capital in the form of micro-loans to start their small business and use their creativity to make a living. NGO’s and micro-loan entities work to help with launching new ventures. Canada has programs that lead in this space. 

  1. Market – Artisans need a space to sell their wares. This is where I and LG come in. When artisans create beautiful products but have no way to reach customers, their families struggle. Being African, I know how hard it is for an artisan to wait to receive the proceeds, if and when their products have been sold. At Kasandy’s LG store, we shoulder the risk for the artisans. We buy products outright, directly at a price set by the artisans. Craftspeople are paid immediately, and then it's up to us if, when, how that product is sold. If it never sells, we take the loss.

  1. Sustainability - By having our store (including online at kasandy.com) selling products consistently, artisans receive a regular source of income. We often create new products in direct consultation with makers, resulting in inventory that can respond to customer requests. Steady payment for artisans means that they can provide education for their children and stabilize their communities. Choosing to buy the products you normally would at Locally Global means you’re giving an artisan in the developing world the opportunity to make a living

  1. Environmental Impact - Emerging economies suffer most of the effects of global warming. The rule at Kasandy | Locally Global is all our products be made using either recycled, up-cycled or ethically sourced materials only. You’re making the world a better and greener place by buying handmade products that use recycled, up-cycled, and or ethically sourced. You look good, and feel good.

 

What price point can you expect at Locally Global?

LG features baskets and hampers ranging from $15 to $269, scarves including alpaca blankets from $20 to $250, handbags from $15 to $200, leather goods from $21 to $400, furniture from $300 up, beauty products from $7 to $30, kids’ toys, booties and hats from $5 to 30, local soaps starting from $7, fashion accessories from $10 to $250, canvas and travel bags and more.

 

We are Locally Global. You, are Locally Global

 

Countries represented:

  1. Africa - Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania

  2. Asia - Nepal, India

  3. Australia

  4. Canada - Local BC products

  5. Equador

  6. Europe - Albania, Peru

  7. Middle East - Israel, Palestine

 

Brands represented at LG alongside Kasandy are:

  1. Batiqua – African Batiks

  2. Eco-Fair Trading

  3. Mondo Trading Company

  4. Lotusland Imports - Leather goods & Accessories

  5. The Intersection Fair Trade

  6. Rawstic Handmades – Alpaca Blankets

  7. Reward Your Skin – Personal Care

 

In addition to our physical store, we will also be doing pop-up events around Vancouver and the Island this summer. Here's our schedule.

 

2017 Pop-up Events Schedule

 

Event

Location

Dates

1.   Italian Day

Commercial Drive

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2.  Vancouver Jazz Festival

Robson Street (Vancouver Art Gallery)

June 24 – 25, 2017

3.  Vancouver Jazz Festival

David Lam Park (Yaletown)

July 1 – 2, 2017

4.  Canada 150 Years Celebration

Victoria Harbour (10 day event)

June 30 – July 2, 2017

5.  Khatslano Festival

Kitslano – 4th Avenue Street

Saturday, July 8, 2017

6.  Labour Day Weekend

Victoria Harbour (4 day event)

September 1 – 4, 2017

7. Richmond World Festival

Richmond, BC

Fri-Sat Sept 1-2, 2017

8. Fall For Local Market

Pipe Shop Venue, North Vancouver, BC

Sat/Sun, Sept 9-10, 2017

9. Saturday Mini Market 

West Vancouver Community Centre

October 28, 2017

10. Fair Trade Fair

Parksville, BC

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017

11. Fall Artisan Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Sat/Sun Nov 4-5, 2017

12.  Fiesta Fair Trade Market

Courtenay, BC 

Sat/Sun, Nov 18-19

13. The Knights Christmas Market

Burnaby, BC

Sat/Sun, Nov 18-19

14. Videa Fair Trade Fair

Victoria, BC 

Saturday, Nov 25, 2017

15. Saturday Mini Market 

 West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday, Nov 25, 2017

15.  Candy Town

Yaletown, Vancouver, BC

Saturday, Nov 25, 2017

16.  Fall For Local

The Pipe Market, North Vancouver, BC

December 9-10, 2017