Fair trade gifts are gifts that come with a story. It’s the story of the artisan who handcrafted the beautiful product. It’s the story of the artisan’s children who are in school and eating better because the artisan regularly receives a fair wage for the product. It’s the story of the community, the environment, and the cultural traditions that are sustained by the purchase of the handcrafted fairly traded product. When you give a fair trade gift to a friend or loved one, you give a great gift and a story that says so much more.
Below are some small stories from our sponsors about the artisans that make the fair trade gifts you will find at the Fair Trade Holiday Festival, and how each story directly reflects the 9 main Fair Trade Federation Principles.
Sponsor: Wisconsin Without Borders
Sponsor: Just Coffee Cooperative
Sponsor: Minga Fair Trade Imports
Promote Fair Trade
Sponsor: SlaveFree Madison
Sponsor: Terra Experience
Cultivate Environmental Stewardship
Sponsor: Turkish Tulip