Fair Trade sale at Beaumont School

Beaumont School – Fair Trade Sale – Support artisan and farmer fair trade partners from South and Central America and around the globe!

Thursday, Dec 1 Fair Trade from 5:30 pm until 8:30pm.

Location: Beaumont School, 3301 North Park Boulevard, Cleveland Hts., OH 44118

Fair Trade Sale at St. Joseph Strongsville

Event description by  St. Josephs Strongsville:

Our parish is proud to host a Fair Trade Shopping Boutique every year, usually in the month of November. It is held in our Holy Family Center and is open to the public. So, please invite your family and friends to shop and to learn more about this. Supporting fair trade means supporting the artisans and small farmers who produce such wonderful products in economically and environmentally sound ways.

What is Fair Trade?

The Fair Trade Resource Network provides a succinct explanation of what “fair” means:  “The word ‘fair’ can mean a lot of different things to different people. In alternative trade organizations, ‘Fair Trade’ is about more than just paying a fair wage. It means that trading partnerships are based on reciprocal benefits and mutual respect; that prices paid to producers reflect the work they do; that workers have the right to organize; that national health, safety, and wage laws are enforced; and that products are environmentally sustainable and conserve natural resources.” This reinforces the idea that Fair Trade is about justice.

Is this more than simply supporting a charity?

Better than the “haves” giving to the “have-nots” tone that much charity takes on, fair trade transactions offer positions of respect and appreciation to both the producer and the consumer. Most of the time when we make a purchase, we know nothing of the people who made the item. Fair trade purchases often offer us a bit of education about the artisan and a peek into the life of the worker who made the item. The economic act brings producer and consumer closer together.



October 29 from 3-6 and October 30 from 8-2

Fair Trade Sale – St. Joseph Avon Lake

A Fair Trade sale will be held in St. Joseph Church on Sat. 10/22 5:30pm-6:30pm and

Sun. 10/23  9am-1pm.

Location: St. Joseph Church, 32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012


For further information contact lynn.cobos@gmail.com