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.
THAI VILLAGE, INC
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.
United States, India, Kenya
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
United States, 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.