Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

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On May 10, people around the world will celebrate the impact of fair trade relationships. Support the livelihood, safety, and well-being of farmers, craftspeople and artisans by shopping fair trade.

Want to get involved? See what FTF members are doing on May 10, 2014:


Watch “Connected by Coffee” for FREE online, This Saturday, May 10 – ONE DAY ONLY! Hear the voices of the farmers on a day that honors long-term direct relationships through trade and small-scale farmers all over the world. DVD copies are also currently on sale. Join the Facebook event for more information.

Made By Hand International Cooperative, South Bethany Beach, DE - Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at the Beach! Join us for drumming and storytelling Saturday May 10th from noon to 5:00pm. Taste fantastic fair trade foods and drinks. Guess what our secret beverage is this year! Prizes and giveaways. Lots of fun for all ages. 34444 Coastal Highway in York Beach Mall, South Bethany Beach, DE (for more information call 302-539-6335).

Bridges of Hope, Mt. Vernon, IN – We’ll have a drawing for a $25 gift card! Stop by the store to enter; you don’t have to be present to win. 601 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, IN.

Just Creations, Louisville, KY – Celebrate fair trade with us! We’ll have giveaways, a raffle, kids’ crafts, and more! 2722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY.

Just Fare Market, Fond du Lac, WI - Celebrate World Fair Trade Day by sampling the food and fashion of Fair Trade at Just Fare Market. The exciting day will feature modeling of Fair Trade clothing and accessories as well as samples of delicious food. Bring your friends for some fun, or buy a gift for Mother’s Day! 9:30am – 4pm, N7645 N. Peebles Lane, Suite 2, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.

Global Village, Billings, MT – We are planning a coffee tasting on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10.  On Saturday, we are offering a 20% discount to women who bring in their Montana Women’s Run identification “bibs” as well.  On Saturday Morning Billings hosts one of the largest runs in the country.  We are expecting about 10,000 people (mostly women) to be running through our downtown streets and right past Global Village!

World Cup Fair Trade Market, Waco, TX – Celebrate “Food Trucks and Fair Trade” for World Fair Trade Day! 10-3pm in the World Cup parking lot. Three local food trucks will surround our outdoor booths and FTF information tables. 1321 N 15th St. Waco, TX 76707. Facebook.com/MWWCC.

Artisans’ Hope & Ten Thousand Villages-HarrisonburgHarrisonburg, Virginia - We will be co-hosting a screening of the Connected By Coffee documentary at our local theater, Court Square Theater, 311 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801. Film will begin around 10am, Saturday-May 10th, and will be followed by a discussion with area fair traders and the like. There will be complimentary coffee, chocolate, and snacks- care of Equal Exchange and some of our wonderful volunteers.

Tenfold Fair Trade Collection, Harpers Ferry, WV – Join us for a World Fair Trade Day Coffee Break from 10 am to 6 pm at 181A Potomac Street Harpers Ferry, WV. We’ll be raffling fair trade items every hour! Come on in for your chance to win beautiful fair trade jewelry, housewares, and accessories. We will be sharing fair trade coffee, tea, sweeteners, chocolate, and information. Tenfold Fair Trade Collection is a proud partner of World Fair Trade Day 2014. 10% of our WFTD sales go to educating about fair trade.

Pure Art, Hudson, Quebec, Canada - Come to the Pure Art Boutique at the Hudson Mews on 422 Main Rd in Hudson. From 10 am to 5 pm, enjoy free fair trade coffee and treats! View fair trade movies and experience the Canadian Premier of the 2014 film “Connected by Coffee” running in the foyer of the Hudson Mews, just outside the Pure Art Boutique. This important new film highlights the benefits of Fair Trade to farmers, artisans, consumers and the environment. Help support trade justice and celebrate ways to empower marginalized producers. Everyone is welcome, and some local shop owners have offered to share some fair trade goodies!


What is fair trade? | 9 Fair Trade Principles

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Learn more about World Fair Trade Day:

World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) | Fair Trade Resource Network

Fair World Project | Fair Trade Campaigns