Why a Ruggles website?

Monday, April 17, 2017 7:21 PM

“I need garbage compactor bags” or “I need new lawn furniture.” When you know what you need, the web can be a great place to browse the options. But what if you do not know what you need? What if you need something but you are not sure what it is - whether it is for a present or your house or just something to lift your spirits? It can be hard to browse on the web when you do not know what you are looking for. What do you put in that empty search bar?

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Monday, August 22, 2016 9:46 PM


In our house we love to play games. In recent years an old friend introduced me to Mexican Train, a wonderful family game played with dominoes that go all the way up to double 12. Played over multiple rounds, the goal is to end with the lowest score. Each player tries to be the first to play all of their dominoes on their own train, or the ‘Mexican Train’ which is accessible to all players or on other players trains when their trains are ‘open.’ Doubles can cause havoc and disrupt the best planned strategies.

It is fun, easy to learn and great to play with mixed age groups. Kids age 5 to 95 will enjoy this fast paced and unpredictable classic.

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Fair Trade, Locally Made, or Made in America

Friday, August 5, 2016 10:15 AM

Why Should you care about Fair Trade, Locally made or Made in America?

Where you buy and what you buy matters - each and every dollar.

At Ruggles we do our best to buy from the small, the local and the humane. We have goods from New England makers, international fair trade collectives and independently owned tiny US based companies manufacturing abroad. Goods come from India, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Africa, Nepal, Canada, Sweden, Blue Hill, Maine, Northampton, MA, Schenectady NY, Waitsfield, VT, Brattleboro, VT, Putney VT, Santa Fe, NM, Roscoe, GA, Brooklyn, NY, Concord, MA…..the list is long. We try to support our local people and all of those people out in the world working hard to create safe and comfortable work environments where individuals can support their families, their traditions and their lifestyles.

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