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If you haven’t heard of World Fair Trade Day, you aren’t alone. Held on the second Saturday of May, this is a day dedicated to raising awareness about fair trade. Fair trade is the alternative to the inequities of conventional trade between developed and developing countries, ensuring the producers receive a living wage and work in safe conditions. - April 21, 2006
Buying products that guarantee that the people who made them receive a fair wage and work in safe conditions adds a new level of meaning to gifts. One of the best parts of giving a fair trade gift is that there is always a story to go along with the present, whether it is a necklace from Kenya or a scarf from India. - February 08, 2006
MarketPlace: Handwork of India will be featuring their fair trade apparel and home décor items at the annual Chicago Gift and Home Market at the Merchandise Mart January 21-24. - January 18, 2006
International Women’s Day began with women protesting poor working conditions and low wages. Though there have been some improvements, the mission of those first women protesters is ongoing. At the forefront in the battle around the world to end poor working conditions and low wages for women is Marketplace: Handwork of India. From modest beginnings over 20 years ago selling the clothing and home décor items made by three women artisans, MarketPlace now employs 480 artisans. - January 04, 2006
Especially at the holidays, buying products that guarantee that the people who made them receive a fair wage adds a new level of meaning to gifts. Fair trade products are truly gifts of conscience that empower the producers to build a better life. What better way to embrace the holiday spirit? - December 06, 2005
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