It’s About Time

Available at Ten Thousand Villages in Squirrel Hill, the Time to Cruise clock is fashioned from recycled bike chains.

Put your style in gear with the quirky Time to Cruise clock ($29), fashioned from bicycle chains. The clock is made by Noah’s Ark, an artisan group in Moradabad, India, that transforms recycled metals — such as bike chains — into creative home décor. Noah’s Ark also works to train local artisans in using alternative metals and materials.

The unusual clock is sold by Ten Thousand Villages, a leading Fair Trade source that sells items from artisans in 38 different countries.

The company, which has a store location in Squirrel Hill, specializes in building long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans lack opportunities for a stable income. Sales from products sold through Ten Thousand Villages help to pay for food, education, healthcare and housing.

Available at Ten Thousand Villages
5824 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill


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