Like to shop Fair Trade? Like to shop handmade? Consider combining the two this holiday season by finding and supporting a local craft fair that supports Fair Trade and Equal Exchange practices.
A Fair Trade craft fair will likely include the following components:
1. craft makers and handmade artisans who utilize eco-conscious materials and practices, and, where relevant, Fair Trade and Equal Exchange principles.
2. third-party or larger vendors selling only Fair Trade or Equal Exchange products.
3. food vendors offering local and artisanal products or imported Fair Trade or Equal Exchange products.
Or, you can make your own Fair Trade craft fair by visiting any traditional holiday craft fair and only buying items that fit within a worldwide eco-friendly and Fair Trade ethic.
If you do, be sure to tell the vendors you bought from why they got your love!
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