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1132 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3P3
- Environmental Initiatives
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- Energy efficiency programs
- Water efficiency
- Staff commuting
- Eco-friendly paper products and administrative supplies
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Christmas in Kensington
Dec. 1, 2018 - Dec. 22, 2018more details
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This family-run business was established in 1989. At this unique store located in Kensington, you'll discover handmade folkart, clothing, crafts, jewelery, world music CD's and more that expresses the spirit of many cultures.
Mañana Imports works to aid in the development of economic alternatives, cultural exchange and education about the world, purchasing as much as possible from small producers and ethical traders that share its ideals. Purchasing handmade products helps ensure that traditional arts and crafts have a future and that they contribute to a family’s income and therefore improve people’s lives. In addition to selling handmade products, Mañana Imports supports various non-profit, fair trade, local artisan and development groups.
Mañana Imports assists in charitable giving, having donated 5% of a week’s gross sales to the Red Cross after the Southern Alberta floods, donated to Tibetan earthquake relief, Philippine typhoon relief, and giving 20% of May Nepali item sales to earthquake relief in Nepal. After the earthquake Mañana assisted in many fundraisers and events in Nepal. Twice Mañana has delivered soccer balls, pumps and uniforms to Nepali children from the Calgary charity The Ball is Round. The business has also donated to a school in Kathmandu, Nepal, and donates to small groups such as Project Somos Children’s Village and Mayan Families to help impoverished women and children in the Highlands of Guatemala. The family also sponsors a child in Nepal through Plan Canada, in addition to providing over two hundred loans to Kiva.org.