Check out our vendors for the Fair Trade Holiday Festival 2020!
ETHICAL TRADE CO
Thailand, Nepal, Haiti
We at Ethical Trade Co are working to end human trafficking. By carefully selecting suppliers & organizations to work with, we can help provide an alternative to slavery & exploitation. Every purchase creates an opportunity for marginalized people all across the world to make an alternate working choice. Our backpacks, purses, jewelry, coffees, teas, & other products are all ethically sourced, ensuring fair trade & creating hope one product at a time.
Thank you to our sponsor, WORT, for their dedicated and committed support. We are so fortunate to be able to work with them.
WORT is a listener-sponsored community radio station, broadcasting from 118 S. Bedford St. in Madison, Wisconsin,
CAMPO ALPACA, INC
We are a fair-trade company created by Badgers. We create long-lasting alpaca apparel with artisans in Peru. CAMPO uplifts communities through fair & beneficial employment opportunities. Making the world better is the goal of CAMPO. CAMPO comes from two words: Cambio+Positivo meaning positive change in Spanish.
TULIA'S ARTISAN GALLERY
Tulia’s Artisan Gallery is a Chicago-based woman-owned business with a mission to showcase high quality Colombian craftsmanship by collaborating with master artisans who preserve & strengthen the diverse cultures of Colombia. We use fair trade principles while collaborating with our artisan partners, most of whom are indigenous and Afro-Colombians.
Blossom Inspirations: was founded in 2009 under the principles of Fair Trade. We offer women & kids accessories & home décor. We work directly with artisans, knowing them by name and visiting them at their homes and workshops. Our products are designed & produced to impact positively artisans, wholesalers, retailers, consumers & our environment.
Kahiniwalla is pleased to bring you the Pebble line, crafted by women in rural Bangladesh. From the raw materials sourced to create each product to the artisans who handcraft it, each piece is thoughtfully made with respect for the maker & the planet. By building strong relationships over years of collaboration & sourcing directly from the makers themselves, we ensure fair wages & healthy working environments.
INTI FAIR TRADE
Inti Fair Trade specializes in hand-made jewelry made w/ eco-friendly tagua nuts. Sleek & lightweight, tagua is a sustainable material that grows in a spiky seedpod in a palm species. We source our tagua in Ecuador from artisans we know personally & meet w/ to discuss their production practices, products, & fair prices.
FACES OF SIBERIA
We are a 501c Organization that's dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youth in Russia & Ukraine. Our projects aim to create artistic opportunities outside orphanage life w/all proceeds from the sales used to fund Adventure Camps, Medical Assistance, Community Outreach initiatives & educational scholarships.
MISTI ALPACA YARNS / MISTI INT'L
We offers products & dying services with fair trade practices. Misti Alpaca Chunky & Hand Paint Chunky yarns are 100% Baby Alpaca fiber & considered the “Softest Yarn ever”. Our Fiber Dye House, is environmentally friendly, focusing on natural & eco-friendly products & vegetable-based dyes.
PLAYGROUNDS FOR PALESTINE
Playgrounds for Palestine is an expression of solidarity with the plight of Palestinian children. It is an affirmation of their right to childhood. It is a minimal recognition of their humanity. They have provided 39 playgrounds and counting to the children of Palestine.
Thai Village exists to empower people in Thailand, by providing vocational training & employment as a means of economic stability, & by supporting Christian education & community-based programs. We develop long-term relationships with local people & produce handmade crafts that reflect their diverse cultures.
SERRV GIFT SHOP - STATE ST.
One of the first fair trade organizations in the world, SERRV International works with 24 countries worldwide, working to empower over 8,000 artisans and farmers every year by selling their beautiful handcrafts. Fair wages, safe conditions, sustainable practices.
Ubuntu Trade is a socially conscious brand working w/ artisans, makers & women's groups in East Africa, bringing high quality; handcrafted goods made from natural & recycled materials found in their corners of the world. We give our makers a global platform to inspire & encourage the talent, innovation & beauty coming out of East Africa.
North East Asia
At Starfish Project, we help exploited women & girls experience freedom, establish independence & develop careers. We have employed & trained over 150 women through our jewelry company & served thousands more through our community outreach.
MADISON-RAFAH SISTER CITY PROJECT
We began in 2003 as concerned citizens in Madison, Wisconsin looking to build public awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, & forge person-to-person relationships that benefit citizens of both cities. We sell a large variety of fair trade Palestinian crafts & Holy Land olive oil products.
TRADES OF HOPE
India, Asia and Haiti
Trades of Hope is a fair trade company that uses Fashion as a Force for Good! I'm so excited to partner with Madison's Fair Trade Holiday Festival, to share how every purchase made at this event is giving hope, healing & a better future to women and families around the world.
MADISON ARCATAO SISTER CITY PROJECT (MASCP)
MASCP celebrates the official sister city relationship between Madison & Arcatao, El Salvador. We sponsor trips to and from Arcatao. We fundraise to support civil society there & the USESSC network. We share information about how US policy affects people in Arcatao & we sell the beautiful embroidery made by the women in the Elsy Ana Cooperativa de Bordado that you see here. 2020 marks 34 years of sistering between Madison and Arcatao!
HOPE INSTITUTE OF UGANDA
We are a non-profit, fair trade organization that helps raise up leaders in Uganda, Africa.We give education scholarships, partner for water projects and send medical teams for surgery camps. We sell beautiful jewelry and other items made from recycled and sustainable products.
Guatemala, India, Uganda
Noonday carries accessories, gifts, & decor. What began as an adoption fundraiser has grown into a leading Fair Trade brand, impacting over 4,500 artisans in 14 countries. Together, we are building a flourishing world where women are empowered, children are cherished, people have jobs, & we are connected.
THE ARTISAN COLLECTIVE
Nepal, Ecuador, Mexico
We are a UW-Madison student led organization that collaborates directly with women artisans in Ecuador, Nepal & Mexico. Your purchase creates work that generates much needed income for food, healthcare, & education for our partners & their families.
We bring high quality, handmade sandals, bags, & accessories to the conscious consumer. Our products are made using traditional weaving methods w/ an accent on design & bold colors. We work closely w/ artisan family workshops in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Our goal is providing sustainable long-term relationships that generate reliable income to these artisan families. A portion of all sales are donated to She's the First.
Nicaragua, Colombia, Costa Rica
Tabal crafts dark chocolate from single origin cacao beans all the way to the chocolate bar. We make all our chocolate at our store in Wauwatosa Village. We source the finest ingredients in the world directly from small scale farmers & use traditional stone grinding techniques to refine & release the exotic flavors of the cacao beans. Our chocolate is vegan, dairy free, soy free.
Tunisia, India, Thailand
At Greenheart Shop, we offer products that give back to artisans & special causes. Fun, unique, fair trade gifts from many countries. We even assemble items into gift bundles for cooks, kids, travelers or the hard to buy for; making your holiday shopping a little easier.
CITIZEN MINDFUL/KATHMANDU YOGI
Citizen Mindful is the online store for Kathmandu Yogi that produces yoga lifestyle goods, ethically made by artisans living in Nepal. Since 2015 the core of our mission has been connecting you w/ the person who made your products & the place that they come from.
BALI & SOUL
Bali, Nepal, India
Bali & Soul is a fair trade family business which began in 1990. We bring the creative & artistic talent of family & friends to you from Bali, Nepal, India, Egypt & Thailand. We specialize in wearable art, jewelry, home decor, & more. Contact us for an appointment to shop our wares. 608 257 9399
KNITTING FOR PEACE
Iraq, Rokaya, Syria
Huda, from Iraq, and Rokaya, from Syria, are two friends in Madison, Wisconsin, who traveled roads far from home, through bureaucracies and years of delay to follow the paths of refugees accepted for resettlement in the United States.
Mexico and Guatemala
Amsterdam Madison presents Force of Kindness, our effort to build relationships across global communities to foster socially responsible business practices while prioritizing economic empowerment for indigenous & traditional artisans. Your support of our producer families is changing the world one Fair Trade purchase at a time & creates a lasting impact that seeds future opportunities.