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Guide to Shopping Fair Trade for the Holidays

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When you shop fair trade this holiday season, you purchase gifts that give twice. Promote justice in the world, fair wages and decent pay. Help others and give gifts with purpose this year! Here’s where to shop.

Fair Trade & Locally Sourced Annual Holiday Market
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 16, 17 and 18
Friday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Catholic Community Services
1323 S. Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

Invest in your community and the world at the annual market hosted by St. Leo Parish and Urban Grace Church. Admission is free. Find great holiday gift ideas featuring baskets, ornaments, linens, musical instruments, food products and more from vendors such as Ten Thousand Villages, Fair Trade Winds, Mad Hat Tea Co., Theo Chocolate, Laughing Lotus, L’Arche, and many more. The Holiday Marketplace offers an opportunity to shop in a way that promotes justice for people locally and globally.

Hands of the World
1501 Pike Place #428
Seattle, WA 98101
206.622.1696
http://www.handsoftheworld.com

At Hands of the World you will find hand selected, exotic Folk Art, Jewelry and Accessories from around the world. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in Seattle, Hands of the world is just down the ramp from City Fish, at the base of Pine St. in the historic Pike Place Market.

Theo Chocolate
3400 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206.632.5100
http://www.theochocolate.com

Theo Chocolate is proud to be the only fair trade, organic, bean-to-bar factory in the United States! And we are lucky to have them right here in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Pop in for sampling, sign up for a wonderful, educational (and delicious!) tour, and pick up goodies for the holidays. Recently, Theo Chocolate has partnered with Hollywood actor Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) to launch a delicious new chocolate bar series that’s helping Congolese farmers cultivate a brighter future. Theo ECI bars are rolling out at Whole Foods stores nationwide and are available in Theo’s online shop! A portion of proceeds will be donated to ECI, with the potential to positively impact more than 20,000 people living in Eastern Congo.

Traditions Café and World Folk Art
300 5th Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98501
360.705.2819
http://www.traditionsfairtrade.com

Locally owned and operated, Traditions is a place to discover folk art products from cultures around the world, made available through fair and equitable trade relationships with low-income artisans and farmers from more than fifty countries. Traditions is also a cafe and center for concerts, workshops and public forums; a gathering place for a community of interesting and involved people.

Ten Thousand Villages
6417 Roosevelt Way NE #101
Seattle, WA 98115
206.524.9223
http://www.seattle.tenthousandvillages.com

Ten Thousand Villages Seattle is a locally operated fair trade, non-profit retail store that sells unique handicrafts from 40 developing nations worldwide. From home goods to fair trade coffee to stocking stuffers and toys, your holiday shopping can be all wrapped up in just one stop at this wonderfully diverse store that gives back.

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