FAIR TRADE MARKETPLACE
FAIR TRADE MARKETPLACE
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Dolan Center for Science and Technology
John Carroll University
9 AM to 4 PM
FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Around the World Treasures
Offers items from more than twenty countries, supporting as many artisan groups.
Beads 4 Peace, International Peace Initiatives
A project of International Peace Iniatives serving the women of Meru, Kenya.The creation of the jewelry ,using their native African materials, provides an income for these impoverished women allowing them to care for their families and supplement the education of the many orphans in their community.
Canaan Fair Trade
Canaan Fair Trade’s artisan quality olive oil and other food products come from a network of 1700 farmers organized by the Palestine Fair Trade Association in Jenin, Palestine.
To improve the lives of individuals with barriers to employment through sewing training in practices that protect the health of people and the environment while preparing them for fairly paid and sustainable jobs.
Fair Trade Connection
A small privately owned business that sells products made in Peru, El Salvador, Haiti, Indonesia, and Kenya.
Global Gallery is a volunteer based non-profit organization dedicated to marketing Fair Trade goods and providing cultural education to the local community.
Hope for Honduran Children Foundation
A 501c3 working to rescue neglected, under-served and abused children in Honduras. The children are provided a safe loving environment with food, clothing, shelter and an education. HfHCF provides them opportunity to dream and work for a better tomorrow.
InterReligious Task Force on Central America
IRTF calls together people of northeast Ohio to walk in solidarity with oppressed peoples of Central America and Colombia to achieve peace, justice, human rights, and systemic transformation through nonviolence.
Janet Rhodes brings you Fair Trade
Offers handmade products from around the world as well as unique items made by local artists in this stylish shop on Main Street in the historical district of Hudson. Additionally, their Cultures of the World program provides children with a hands-on fair trade experience.
Kantara: Moroccan Rugs
The premiere source for fair trade, handwoven Moroccan carpets in the United States. Kantara hand selects each carpet from women’s weaving cooperatives in Morocco, ensuring the highest quality and most captivating designs.
Produce and sell shawls to empower women out of poverty and comfort and celebrate women
Offers socks and apparel items for women AND men, all made from certified organic cotton and wool. The apparel items are Certified Fair Trade and Fair Labor Certified. Maggie’s has been in business since 1992, and continues to work with business partners that do not exploit labor!
The Market Path
An independent Fair Trade store, owned by First Grace UCC, in the Highland Square area of Akron, Ohio. Bringing you fair trade items from all over the world, including those from local artisans.
One Mango Tree
Uses a fair trade model to create sustainable jobs for women in impoverished and conflict-ridden areas of the world. They produce handmade apparel, jewelry and handbags.
One World Shop
A non-profit fair trade organization in their 33rd year, located in Rocky River, Ohio.
Revive Fair Trade Boutique
An independent boutique offering fine fair trade fashion. Our lines include handmade products for women, men, kids, and home. We offer beautiful handmade and sustainable collections, while respecting the producers, the planet, and our customer.
Revy Fair Trade Products
It is their goal to empower the women of El Salvador by paying a fair wage for their work. This will allow them to keep their children in school. Revy’s belief is that through education, the cycle of poverty can eventually be broken.
Selva ecoart is a new business that started with the idea of commercializing products made by indigenous artisans in South America using natural materials such as seeds, nuts and fibers. These hand made products support the economy of such ethnical groups.
Ten Thousand Villages of Cleveland, Inc.
A fair trade retailer and one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations. They work with more than 38 countries and over 130 artisan groups. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and a better quality of life.
Trade Justice Mission
A non-profit that brings microfinance and fair trade opportunities to sex-trafficked and marginalized women in Asia, Africa and North America. Co-operatives of women create Okoa jewelry which is then marketed and sold in the United States. All of the profits of the sales go back to the women.
Women of the Cloud Forest
Women of the Cloud Forest has been working for over ten years in Costa Rica and Nicaragua developing partnerships and products with underserved artisan groups. Their goal is to empower artisans through business education and fashion trends enabling them to access the global marketplace.
NON-VENDING ORGANIZATIONS & COMPANIES INCLUDE:
Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking
The Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking educates and advocates for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking while connecting services on behalf of trafficked persons.
Fair Trade Resource Network
FTRN educates the public about Fair Trade, and facilitates discussion within the movement at conferences, webinars and other programs. FTRN produces beginner and advanced flyers, the 2012 Fair Trade Calendar, booklets, news, event listings, Power Point shows, and more for educating about Fair Trade. FTRN reviews films, books and curricula.
The Fair Trade Wine Company
The Fair Trade Wine Company, a family-owned négociant based in Cleveland, Ohio, uses world-class wines to highlight business partners committed to ethical and environmentally-friendly economics, as established by FLO. We want to raise awareness and propel this social justice movement to new heights.
Responsible and Sustainable Investments
Information on socially responsible investing.
Teach Fair Trade was created to raise awarness in the Fair Trade movement, it is in the process of becoming Fair Trade Federation member. The company partners with fair trade wholesales & retailers to expose their products to the public.