2022 Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo

On Saturday, October 8, 2022, the Ohio Fair Trade Network together with John Carroll University is hosting the 2022 Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In and Expo!

Join us for one of the largest regional fair trade events in the country. The Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo has showcased socially and environmentally conscious consumerism annually since 2009. Bringing people together from across Ohio and neighboring states, the Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo is the place to learn about models for socially conscious and environmentally sustainable global trade.

The theme for the 2022 Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo is Environmental Sustainability/Care for Our Earth, one of the nine principles of fair trade! Guest speakers will highlight these and other principles of fair trade, inviting all of us to play our part in promoting social and economic justice. The Fair Trade Marketplace will feature hundreds of unique products from dozens of vendors, generating vital income for artisan and farming families. Find a great selection of fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and more, as well as beautiful handcrafted jewelry, clothing, and home décor items.

Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival

This festival celebrates the cultural and artistic diversity of Tremont and the greater Cleveland area, and supports the endeavors of its visual and performing artists. The event includes over 110 vendors featuring artist selling their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, etc.; live music and dance performances; children’s village, and more.

Now in its 23rd year, the 2022 Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival is comprised of five Festival Villages:

Children’s Village: hand-on arts, historical, and educational projects;
Community Village: area non-profit organizations presenting material about their mission and services, along with local, independent merchants and vendors;
Cultural Village: food sales by Tremont and Greater Cleveland restaurants , and fair trade merchants and non-profits reflecting the ethnic diversity of the neighborhood and region;
Artists’ Village: sales of painting, sculpture, fiber, fine jewelry, glass, wood, ceramics, graphics, and photographs created by Tremont and northeast Ohio artists. Within the Artists’ Village is our special 2022 gallery and program – Focus on the Artists: Identities in Contemporary Asian American & Pacific Islander Art Celebration– as well as a return of our special galleries and programs – Focus on the Artists: A Celebration of Artists of the African Diaspora (African American, African, and Black Caribbean); Focus on the Artists: Freedom and Love – A Celebration of LGBTQ Artists; and the Focus on the Artists: Sin Fronteras/Beyond Borders – A Celebration of Latino Artists;
Tremont Famers Market – the local growers and artisans of the weekly (May 10-Oct 11, 2022) Tremont Farmers Market
The Festival has free music and dance performances Saturday and Sunday on the TACF Main Stage.

NEW 2022 Ohio Fair Trade Expo & Teach-In: Vendor List

On Saturday October 8, 2022 from 9 am – 2 pm the Ohio Fair Trade Network is presenting a number of Fair Trade Vendors from Northeast Ohio and nationally to sell delicious fair trade coffee and foods as well as handcrafted jewelry, textiles, home décor and more at the Ohio Fair Trade Expo & Teach-In!

Come join us and visit these vendors and community partners at their tables (list in formation):

Canaan Palestine

Equal Exchange

Friends of the Third World

Global Ties

Collaborative to End Human Trafficking

INTO

IRTF – InterReligious Task Force on Central America

Joyce’s Boutique and Hair Salon

Noon Day Collection

One World Shop

Revy

Shema

Silk Road Market

Storehouse Tea

The Market Path

Women of the Cloud Forest

Esperanza Threads

Register here for the Expo!

 

 

Get your Tickets: 2022 Ohio Fair Trade Expo!

Get your Tickets! 10/08/2022

On Saturday, October 8, 2022, the Ohio Fair Trade Network together with John Carroll University is hosting the 2022 Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In and Expo!

Join us for one of the largest regional fair trade events in the country. Bringing people together from across Ohio and neighboring states, the Ohio Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo is the place to learn about models for socially conscious and environmentally sustainable global trade.

The theme for the 2022 Fair Trade Teach-In & Expo is Environmental Sustainability/Care for  Our Earth, one of the nine principles of fair trade!

Guest speakers will highlight these and other principles of fair trade, inviting all of us to play our part in promoting social and economic justice.

The Fair Trade Marketplace will feature hundreds of unique products from dozens of vendors, generating vital income for artisan and farming families. Find a great selection of fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and more, as well as beautiful handcrafted jewelry, clothing, and home décor items.

Free admission and fair trade goodie bags! Complimentary fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate will be offered by Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative.

Register here to get a ticket!