When you shop fair trade this holiday season, you purchase gifts that give twice. Fair Trade is a people-powered solution to economic injustice. The Fair Trade system ensures that people along every step of the supply chain receive fair wages, that workers and communities are treated with dignity, and that artisans and producers take steps to preserve the environment. Fair Trade builds real and lasting relationships between producers in developing countries and businesses and consumers in more developed areas all around the world. The Fair Trade economy is based on justice, dignity, empowerment, transparency, and respect for people and the planet.

The Annual Fair Trade Market is Friday through Sunday, November 18 – 20. It will be held at Catholic Community Services, 1323 S. Yakima Ave. in Tacoma. Market hours are:

Friday, Nov. 18, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Admission is free. Shop the Fair Trade Market for great holiday gift ideas featuring baskets, ornaments, linens, musical instruments, food products and more from vendors such as Ten Thousand Villages, Seattle’s own Theo Chocolate, Laughing Lotus, L’Arche, Jubilee Traders and many more.


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