Check out our vendors for the Fair Trade Holiday Festival 2022 held at Monona Terrace!
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.
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.
As owner of Terra Experience my goal is to grow and continuously improve Terra Experience as a socially and environmentally responsible for-profit small business that is able to provide a fair wage and empower the artisan families with whom we work. We sell an assortment of items like doll clothes, blouses, baskets, and much more.
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.
ORNAMENTS FOR ORPHANS
Kenya, Uganda, Peru
Ornaments for Orphans sells handmade products made by artisans in Kenya, Uganda, Peru and Nepal. All proceeds are invested back into the communities where we work to provide jobs, fight poverty, encourage sustainability, keep vulnerable children with their families and prevent them from becoming orphans.
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.
GIFT OF HOPE HAITI
Founded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Gift of Hope is changing lives through stable income, discipleship, education, and the investment of relationships. Together with our founding nonprofit organization, Haiti Foundation Against Poverty, we employ over 70 Haitians and pay a living wage that is at least three times the minimum wage to create our products.
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.
Madison, Dominican Republic
Wm Chocolate sources ingredients that are not only world-class, but also produced as close to home as possible. They do more of the chocolate making process at origin. This approach boosts the regional economy, reduces the environmental footprint, and makes the results more accessible to chocolate lovers everywhere.
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.
THE WINDING ROAD
Nepal, Peru, India
The Winding Road takes you across the globe to discover beautiful and unique handmade scarves, shawls, handbags and children’s toys. We like natural and eco-friendly fabrics and work with small fair-trade suppliers whenever possible.
WORKING CAPITAL FOR COMMUNITY NEEDS (WCCN)
WCCN empowers low-income Latin American entrepreneurs by sustaining partnerships with microfinance organizations and fair trade coffee organizations in Nicaragua, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru.
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
ARTISANS OF GHANA
Artisans of Ghana brings unique, Fairly-Traded gifts direct from skilled West African artisans to you. Our diverse offerings include jewelry, one-of-a-kind backpacks and totes, leather goods, acrylic paintings, and Afrocentric goods.
We build clothing that's timeless, of impeccable quality, and sustainably made. Sustainable not only for the planet, but for the human beings involved in your clothing's journey from the cotton farms to your closet. Instead of racing to the bottom, we're aspiring to the top.
Artisans around the World
Products produced through the freedom business are distributed through the Aruna Project at each Aruna Run, on our eCommerce platform and future expansion into retail. Bring hope by joining in Aruna Run, hosting an Aruna Run or supporting the Aruna Project effort through monthly giving.
Merry Go Strong was founded on the premise that good design has the power to change people’s lives. We believe that design happens everywhere and that the focus is always on the people we are designing for and with.
We are a locally owned pop-up boutique in Madison, WI in business for over 30 years. We feature fairly traded goods from around the world especially, Mexico and Guatemala, as well as union-made t-shirts, buttons and stickers supporting worker's rights, and USA produced Special Effects Hair Color.