Madison --- Seeking unique, socially responsible and fashionable Fair Trade Gifts that your friends and family will love. Join us at Madison’s 22nd Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival (FTHF) on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8am to 3pm at Monona Terrace (Exhibit Hall A, next to the Farmers Market). Shop thousands of fairly traded international products for the gift that everyone will remember.
All vendors at the FTHF promise they 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, 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 22st 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.
Fair Trade Federation Principles a
Create Opportunities for Economically and Socially Marginalized Producers
Build Transparent and Accountable Relationship
Promote Fair Trade
Pay Promptly and Fairly
Support Safe and Empowering Working Conditions
Ensure the Rights of Children
Cultivate Environmental Stewards
Respect Cultural Identity
a From Fair Trade Federation Website: