IRTF Fair Trade Open House

Saturday, December 17

IRTF Fair Trade Open House



3606 Bridge Ave

Cleveland OH 44113

(216) 961 0003

Give your friends and family gifts that support fair trade cooperative businesses that ensure living wages, community investment, and environmental sustainability. These fair trade products are grown and hand-crafted by families in Latin America, Africa, Palestine, and the Indian subcontinent.

Equal Exchange organic and vegan goodies:

– coffee (9 varieties: regular, flavors, decaf)

– tea (14 varieties: black, green, and herbal)

– chocolate bars (11 varieties: milk, dark, vegan)

– hot cocoa mix (regular, spicy, dark)

– baking cocoa

– chocolate chips (bittersweet, semi-sweet)

– olive oil

– roasted cashews

– natural (not roasted) almonds


Fair Trade Handcrafts


silver bracelets and earrings with mother of pearl inlay from Nahua Indigenous people of Taxco, Guerrero


beaded ornaments, earrings, necklaces, headbands, and handbags from women artisans around Lake Atitlán. New this year: Mercado Global’s cosmetic pouches, wallets, envelope clutches, bucket hats, and scrunchies.


tagua nut bracelets, earrings, necklaces

El Salvador

hand-painted wooden ornaments, crosses, and nativity scenes in popular La Palma folk art style from Taller Jesus Obrero in Soyapango, coconut shell bracelets, necklaces, and earrings made by teens and their parents at Cooperativa Jaraguá in Tonacatepeque

Info: 216 961 0003 or

Saturday, Dec 17, 10am-1pm at IRTF, 3606 Bridge Ave, Cleveland 44113 (corner of W. 38th St., one block north of Lorain Ave, on the campus of St Patrick Church). Park along Bridge Ave or in the lot at the NE corner of W 38th and Bridge Ave.

Fair Trade Sale at St. Joseph Academy

On Thu. Dec 8, 11:30am-2pm and 5pm-8pm various vendors will sell Fair Trade products at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland 44111.

Students will be invited to shop 11:30am-2pm, between 5pm and 8pm the sale will open for the wider community.