FAIR TRADE BAZAAR
Friday, December 2nd 9-2pm & 6-9pm (live music event)
Saturday, December 3rd 9-3pm
Hosted by Naperville Christian Church on 75th Street in Naperville, in partnership with the Sanctuary Church.
(You can access NCC's entrance going west from Naper Blvd. towards Washington.)
If you would like more information about the event or would like to volunteer, please email email@example.com.
SO WHAT DOES FAIR TRADE MEAN ANYWAY?
Oxfam International defines fair trade as a partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.
In other words, it's a way of choosing transformational over transactional relationships in the marketplace, preserving the dignity of all parties involved. Our particular non-profit sale seeks to increase income for artisans in developing nations so they can provide hope for their families and communities. But in the end, it is our hope that it is we who are changed as we rediscover how to connect not only to those who receive our gifts but also to those who make them.
Hope for the Holidays: a non-profit fair trade holiday bazaar
The Hope for the Holidays blog has moved.
Shop for a unique, handmade gift while giving a sense of hope and purpose to co-ops that not only rescue people from the human trafficking industry but also from abusive work conditions around the world. It’s the gift that gives twice!
The fair will be at a new location this year (see website) & on a new date (11/23).
Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Mixes, Pantry | Fair Trade Winds
Fair Trade Your Pantry! It’s easy, just check your local grocery store for Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate, rice, oils, and baking ingredients like sugar, molasses, even agave syrup and vanilla
World Fair Trade Day 2012
WFTD is the largest Fair Trade event of the year in N. America, and events take place May 6-20 in 2012. Around 100,000 people attend hundreds of celebrations to promote Fair Trade and campaign for trade justice together with farmers & artisans. WFTD itself fell on May 12. (It is celebrated the 2nd Saturday in May)
Hope For The Holidays: Fair Trade Bazaar 12/2-3/11
Friday, December 2nd from 9am-2pm & 6-9pm (live music & chocolate tasting)
Saturday, December 3rd 9am-3pm
What is iGracias! ?
Grateful for all we have received, we work to provide people living in poverty with good jobs paying fair wages.
The artisans whose crafts we sell work to make their family’s lives and their neighbors’ safer, healthier and happier.
Conscious of our footprints, we walk together to transform our beautiful planet into a place where all life can thrive.
Better work for a better world
What is Equal Exchange?
Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. Our founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn’t look back.
Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates, bananas and snacks from all over the world.
We invite you to join us. Together we can create stronger local communities, a more just food system and a healthier planet.
What is Hand & Cloth?
Hand & Cloth offers dignified work to women at-risk and survivors of trafficking. Through creative enterprise, we encourage women to begin new lives. Each day at Hand & Cloth, women gather together to sew kantha blankets.
At Hand & Cloth Ltd, our social enterprise in Bangladesh, women gain job skills, develop into leaders and entrepreneurs. Working together, the women stitch kantha, a traditional two-sided blanket made from repurposed vintage sari cloth. Kantha has been a quiet form of self-expression for women in Bangladesh for centuries.
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What is Ten Thousand Villages?
The inspiration for our name—Ten Thousand Villages—came from a Mahatma Gandhi quote: “…India is not to be found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villages…we have hardly ever paused to inquire if these folks get sufficient to eat and clothe themselves with.” To us, each village in the world represents a unique, distinctive people…offering extraordinary products born of their rich cultures and traditions.
Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world’s largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Ten Thousand Villages accomplishes this by establishing a sustainable market for handmade products in North America, and building long term buying relationships in places where skilled artisan partners lack opportunities for stable income. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.
Founded in 1946, the company has grown from the trunk of founder Edna Ruth Byler’s car to a network of more than 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products. The company encourages artisan partners to use environmentally friendly processes, sustainable natural resources and recycled materials to ensure each product offered has been crafted responsibly. Ten Thousand Villages is a partner of Mennonite Central Committee.
Ten Thousand Villages is an independent nonprofit, charitable organization (501(c)3, with an independent, nine member board of directors. All sales revenue generated by Ten Thousand Villages and any surplus earned by operations is retained within Ten Thousand Villages. Surpluses are used to increase purchases from artisans and to finance the growth of Ten Thousand Villages retail network.