press release: Seeking unique, socially responsible and fashionable Fair Trade Gifts that your friends and family will love? Join us at Madison’s 20th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival (FTHF) on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9am to 4pm at Monona Terrace (Exhibit Hall A). Choose from thousands of fairly traded international products.
Saving the World One Accessory at a Time
New this year is a fashion show “Saving the World One Accessory at a Time” sponsored by SlaveFree Madison. There will be two shows, at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm, which will feature fair trade accessories such as jewelry, bags, hats, and scarves offered by the wide range of FTHF vendors.
All vendors at the FTHF promise will only be selling products that have been made in a manner that supports Fair Trade Federation’s 9 principles of Fair Trade (see insert).
Your purchase of a handcrafted Cambodian handbag helps fight Human Trafficking. Fashionable accessories and dresses bought at the festival come from India and Nepal will support safe and empowering working conditions, not sweatshops.
Fun stuffed animals, baby accessories, doll clothes and other children’s gifts, help artisan families keep their children fed and in school.
Hand-woven luxurious scarves and amazing textiles create opportunities for marginalized producers in Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia and Kenya, while creative indigenous designs are transformed into beautiful jewelry.
And of course, everyone loves Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate – which help support small farmer cooperatives and families maintain their crops and livelihoods at fair wages.
These are just a few of the unique fair trade gifts that you will find at the Madison’s 20 Annual FTHF. While your friends and family will enjoy and remember these unique gifts, you’ll also know you have shopped responsibly this holiday season.