Monday, October 19, 2009

Participating in community Holiday Bazaars

Give a gift this holiday season that makes a difference and BUY FAIR TRADE!

The Fair Trade Holiday Gift Season is finally here and we will be participating in a variety of Holiday Bazaars around the Portland area this year to share with the community more about our work. We have been busy working with our partner organizations in India to prepare for this year and have a great assortment of handwoven textiles, natural dye woolen scarves, jewelry, kids toys, greeting cards, clothing and more to offer.

It's the perfect time of the year to buy unique, eco-socially friendly gifts to share with loved ones and use your dollar to give back to those in need. The artisans we work with are from low income communities in India and their craft work helps to sustain their livelihood and care for their family. The majority of the artisans we work with are women and by helping to create demand for their work, we are helping them to become income earners and improve their status in their community.

Admire the beautiful craftsmanship, trace your fingers over the embroidery and feel like you've helped someone by coming to one of our Holiday Bazaars this year and learning more about our work:

Friday/Saturday, October 30, 31
Somerset Christian Church
16260 NW Bronson Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006

Saturday, November 7
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Springwater Nazarene Church
3445 SE Hillyard Rd
Gresham, OR 97080

Saturday, November 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
West Linn Adult Community Center
1180 Rosemont Road
West Linn, OR‎ 97068

Wednesday/Thursday, November 18, 19
Kansas State University Fair Trade Marketplace
KSU Student Union

November 27th - December 3
University of Kansas Fair Trade Holiday Sale
Ecumenical Campus Ministries Building

Saturday, December 5
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sellwood Community Center
1436 SE Spokane Street
Portland, OR 97202

Saturday, December 12
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aloha-Huber Park School
5000 SW 173rd Avenue
Aloha, OR 97007