Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Awaz 2012 Holiday Event List - Join us for some Community Focused Alternative Holiday Shopping!

We are pleased to announce our jam packed holiday event list for your holiday shopping pleasure!
We hope that you will join us in supporting a just and ethical holiday season. We are a channel for social change and you are the driver. Please do think of supporting us this holiday!
We have many new products including clothing, hemp products, alpaca scarves and African Drums and Shea Butter. Always something new and fresh!
We have been working hard to organize and sponsor the 2012 Fair Trade Holiday Market series in Portland this year. We have some great local organizations represented with beautiful projects overseas needing your support.

Happy Holidays!  

Saturday, November 10th
 Alternative Gift Faire
2948 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13-14th 
Kansas State University Fair Trade Marketplace
Student Union

Our summer intern Melissa from the KSU Textile and Marketing Dept. will host a table for us. Sarah started this annual holiday event as an undergraduate student at KSU in early 2000.

Sunday, November 18th
 Portland Fair Trade Holiday Market
10am – 3pm
First Unitarian Church
Buchan Building
1011 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Co-sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group

This is the 1st of the series that Awaz is sponsoring this year! We'll have a big display for you and your shopping pleasure at all three!

Beginning the 20th of November until the end of December
Holiday Trunk Show at Tropical Salvage
Showroom / Warehouse
2233 NW York Street

Featuring Awaz handloom cotton napkins, tablecloths and placemats

TropicalSalvage makes high quality, artisan crafted, furniture from reclaimed wood in Indonesia. In doing so, they create fair trade, conservation supportive jobs in Indonesia and support among consumers for conservation of bio-diverse and carbon-rich tropical forest ecosystems.
Take a walk in their showroom in NW and be amazed!

Friday-Sunday, November 23-25th
3rd Annual International National Gift Market

Women’s Opportunity Worldwide (WOW) was formed in the Spring of 2010 to provide opportunities for networking and collaboration among the many nonprofit organizations  based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley working to benefit women locally and internationally.
We're glad to join this great annual event of local global justice organizations located in the heart of downtown Eugene. What a great place to promote fair trade to so many people!

Friday, November 30th
Aurora Artists Association
Holiday Open House
6:30 – 9:00 pm
21368 Hwy 99e
Aurora, OR 97002

We return to join local artists for their annual holiday show in the rural, antique town of Aurora, just south of Wilsonville. Discover one of Oregon’s oldest towns and their history for a day visit and evening gathering at the local coffee house and bakery. My favorite place!
Recommended stops:
  • St. Josef Winery
  • Aurora Movement and Healing Arts
  • Colony Museum
  • The Farm School

Saturday, December 1st

We will magically appear in two events this day in honor of World Aids Day! 

Fair Trade Holiday Market
10am – 2pm
Meridian United Church of Christ
Frog Pond Church
6750 Boeckman Rd.
Wilsonville, OR.

1st Annual Ethical Holiday Shopping Bazaar
Hosted by Sister's Coffee Company and Eye See Media
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sister's Coffee
1235 NW Marshall
Pearl District

Featuring ethical, fair trade and empowering businesses and products from around Oregon and Washington

Check out this awesome Ethical Holiday Shopping Guide they put out every year!

Sunday, December 2nd
4th Annual Holiday Market
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
22115 NW Imbrie Drive, Suite 310
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Saturday, December 8
Portland Fair Trade Holiday Market
sponsored by Northwest Fair Trade Coalition
10am – 3pm
Portland Mennonite Church
1312 Southeast 35th Avenue  
Portland, OR 97214
This is the 2nd big one Awaz is sponsoring this year!
Sunday, December 9
Portland Fair Trade Holiday Market 
sponsored by Northwest Fair Trade Coalition
11:30am – 2pm
First Presbyterian Church
Geneva Hall (basement)
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Co-sponsored by the Fair Trade Leadership Team of the Advocacy & Social Justice Committee

This is the 3rd big one Awaz is sponsoring this year!
Sunday, December 16
Alternative Holiday Gift Fair
10 am - 1 pm
Multnomah Presbyterian Church
Multnomah Village
7555 SW 45th Avenue
and you can always shop online!