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Our Store Location | Pop-Up Events

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Store location

Bentall Center Mall, Store #305

(Right across from Coles bookstore & the Post Office)

595 Burrard Street, 

Vancouver BC.

 

We are open:

Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm 

(closed weekends + public holidays) 

 

 

 

About our store:

Kasandy | Locally Global 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 KLG, 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?

We are 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 KLG, 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?

KLG 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, Vietnam

  3. Australia

  4. Canada - Local BC products

  5. The Americas - Ecuador, Columbia, Guatemala

  6. Europe - Albania, Peru

  7. Middle East - Israel, Palestine

  

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.

 

2018 Pop-up & Market Events Schedule. See you there!



 

Event

Location

Dates - 2018

1

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Complete

2

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Complete

3

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday March 3 | 9am - 3pm

4

Ladies Night @ Hycroft

Hycroft University Women's Club - Vancouver

Thursday April 5 | 5pm - 8pm

5

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday April 21 | 9am - 3pm

6

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday May 26 | 9am - 3pm

7

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday June 16 | 9am - 3pm

8

Car Free Day - Denman

West End Car Free Day Festival

Saturday June 16 | 11am - 7pm

9

Victoria Canada Day

Victoria Harbour (4 day event)

Friday - Monday | June 29 - July 2

10

Car Free Day 

Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Sunday July 8 | 11am - 7pm

11

African Descent Festival  

Thornton Park, Vancouver (1166 Main St)

Saturday - Sunday | July 21 - July 22

12

Food Truck Festival

New Westminster 

Saturday | July 28 | 11-9pm

12

BC Day  

Victoria Harbour (4 day event)

Friday - Monday | Aug 3 - Aug 6

13

Deep Cove Daze

Panorama Park -  Deep Cove - North Vancouver

Sunday | August 26, 2018

14

Labour Day

Victoria Harbour (4 day event)

Friday - Monday | Aug 31 - Sept 3 2018

15

McSpadden County Fair

McSpadden Park - Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Saturday | September 9th, 2018

16

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday September 22 | 9am - 3pm

17

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday October 27 | 9am - 3pm

18

Fair Trade Fair

Parksville - BC

Saturday | November 4 | 10am - 4pm

19

Fair Trade Fair

Duncan - BC

Saturday | November 10 | 10am - 4pm

20

Christmas At Hycroft

Vancouver, BC

Thur - Sun | Nov 15 - 18 2018 | 11am - 9pm

21

Fiesta Fair Trade Market

Courtenay, BC

Sat - Sun | November 17-18 | 9am - 4pm

22

SAC Craft Market (TBC)

West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre

Saturday | November 4 | 10am - 3pm

23

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday November 24 | 9am - 3pm

24

VIDEA Fair Trade Fair

First Metropolitan United Church, Victoria

Saturday November 24 | 10am - 5pm

25

Candy Town

Yaletown - Vancouver BC

Saturday November 24 | 11am - 6pm

26

Gleneagles Holiday Market (TBC)

Gleneagles Community Centre

Saturday November 24 | 10am - 4pm

27

Christmas at Aquinas (TBC)

541 West Keith Road, North Vancouver

November 2018

28

The Knights Christmas Market

Burnaby - BC

November 2018

29

North Van Holiday Bazaar

Carson Graham Secondary School (2145 Jones Ave)

Sat - Sun | December 1-2 | 10am - 4pm

30

All About Christmas Gift Expo

Chilliwack Heritage Hall

Friday - Sunday | December 7-9 | 9am - 5pm

31

Saturday Mini Market

West Vancouver Community Centre

Saturday | December 15 | 9am - 3pm

32

Women's Winter Faire

Heritage Hall on Main Street, Vancouver 

Saturday-Sunday | December 15-16 | 10-6pm