Chicago’s City Council approves a “sweat free” ordinance. This means that city resources, such as police uniforms, will no longer be purchased from sweatshop labor. WBEZ talks with alderman Ameya Pawar and Chicago Fair Trade Executive Director, Katherine Bissell Cordova. Listen here.
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Fair Earth works closely with Chicago Fair Trade, a non-profit working to increase support for fair trade in the Chicago metropolitan area through education, advocacy, and targeted consumer campaigns.
A vital part of Chicago Fair Trade’s work is educating local youth about fair trade. From fair trade soccer games to fair trade fashion shows, youth are excited to learn about the people who produce the items they purchase!
To keep this program going, Chicago Fair Trade needs your help! Help us continue to make global connections with youth through programming with schools and youth clubs.
See our campaign video and contribute today! YOU can make a difference in the lives of youth here in Chicagoland and around the world.
Fair Earth is partnering with Madison-based fair trade retailer Change Boutique to produce and exhibit an apparel line designed by Textile and Apparel Design students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the Spring 2013 semester. A panel of judges will determine the winners of a semester-long design competition, giving attendees a first look at an exclusive line of apparel that will be handmade by artisans in Uganda and available for purchase in-store Spring 2014.
The event will take place at Change Boutique, at 1252 Williamson Street in Madison, WI, on Friday May 3, 2013 from 7-9pm. The event will feature drinks and hors d’eouvres and will showcase the design process and finished garments of participating student designers.
We hope to see you there!
Fair Earth will be exhibiting at two shows this weekend. Come say hi and start your holiday shopping!
CALA Fair Trade Holiday Festival
December 1, 2012 9am-4pm
1 John Nolan Dr, Madison WI 53703
Seeds of Change Marketplace
Berry United Methodist Church
December 1, 2012 10am-4pm
4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago IL 60625
Fall clearance on all Fair Earth merchandise* at the Andersonville Galleria! 40% off all merchandise for a limited time only! This could be your only chance to get our handmade, Fair Trade merchandise at prices this low!
*excludes items already on sale.