Bead & Reel's 3rd annual Fair Trade Fashion Show in Los Angeles provides a unique and effective platform for education and spreading awareness on the realities of modern slavery using fashion. This year's fundraiser will support Free The Slaves, an international nonprofit dedicated to liberating slaves and changing the conditions that allow slavery to persist today. FTS believes in a multi-faceted approach to fighting slavery, but combatting this horrible crime requires one key action: for businesses to clean up their supply chains and consumers to demand slavery-free products like fair trade fashion. Join us in raising money and awareness to end modern slavery!
Celebrate global diversity with us at the Evanston World Arts & Music Festival on the Evanston Lakefront July 15 - 16! Enjoy an abundance of art from various countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music, dance, and spoken word performances!
Don't miss out on the Square Roots Festival presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce's 6th Annual Square Roots craft beer and music experience in Chicago’s Lincoln Square! Come out to enjoy more than 40 local craft brews, delicious food, and a diverse mix of music and performers!
Join us on Saturday May 13 6:30AM - 2:30PM in Grant Park for Wanderlust 108, a celebration of a mindful movement featuring a 5k triathlon, an outdoor yoga class, and a guided meditation followed by a collection of local vendors offering organic food and crafts, and charitable organizations making an impact in your local community!
Join us at Daley Plaza from 9AM - 6PM Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, for Chicago Fair Trade's annual 2-day World Fair Trade Day festival and market with collections from over thirty locally-owned ethical vendors featuring products from all over the world. Come hear from fair trade business owners about the impact fair trade has on the lives of their artisans!
Join us at Show of Hands at Architectural Artifacts, Inc. where some of the most innovate, hard-working designers from in and around Chicago will be selling their work. This is not just another craft show, but a commitment to independent design and a presentation that craft and handmade can be high-end and couture.
Understanding the issues facing refugees who are survivors of torture is important to ensuring that medical, mental health, and social services support healing while these individuals navigate resettlement. Living on the Margins - Refugees Surviving Torture and Beyond explores the effects of torture and trauma in conflict settings and the healing support needed as refugees resettle. Speakers and community members will engage in discussion about this vulnerable refugee population to support integration into host communities through better understanding their past experience and its impact on their daily lives.
The 2017 Global Health Symposium will bring together leaders, the next generation, and stakeholders from across sectors to explore how innovation, storytelling, and immersive technologies are improving the lives of women and children globally.
Join 35 artists and small business owners at Alhambra Palace Restaurant for a pop up market. This is the perfect opportunity to support small, local businesses as you shop for loved ones this holiday season.
Visit Chicago Fair Trade's holiday pop-up shop featuring over two dozen locally-owned, ethical vendors under one roof!
Dominican University hosts a Fair Trade Fair on their campus in Forest Park, IL just in time to shop all your favorite fair trade goods for holiday gifts!
The Alliance for Artisan has curated a global showcase of designs and products produced by women to benefit their communities, which will be open during this year's TEDWomen conference in San Francisco.
Heshima Kenya is thrilled to be one of the artisan groups featured in the Global Artisan Marketplace!
Community Dining presents its first Fair Trade Dinner with Chicago Fair Trade's Executive Director, Katherine Bissell Cordova, and Jake Elster, co-founder of Crop to Cup Coffee Importers. Chef Ronak Patel will prepare a Moroccan-inspired dinner using Fair Trade ingredients. Join us for a robust discussion of the ethical and economic consequences of Fair and Direct Trade at Read It & Eat, a culinary bookstore located in the heart of Lincoln Park.
Heshima Kenya will be present to share our story and scarves with attendees.
Grab your ticket here!