Shop ethically this Holiday. Join us for our 2013 4th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Marketplace Series.

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Hi friends,

The Holidays are here! And the Portland Fair Trade Community is thriving – our members have beautiful projects that support communities around the world eagerly needing your support. Join us for our annual Holiday Sale at First Unitarian Church on November 17th to benefit women and their families worldwide. Can’t make this one – December 8th we’ll be at the First Presbyterian Church too!

The Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church will be hosting us again – they helped the congregation start serving Fair Trade coffee and they support a wide variety of  actions and campaigns for fair labor, locally and globally.

4th Annual Portland Fair Trade Holiday Marketplace

Sunday, November 17 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 First Unitarian Church

Fuller Hall, 1011 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(access Fuller Hall through outdoor corridor on 12th street)

The perfect place for shoppers to find a fair gift this holiday. Join some of Portland’s most unique social enterprises and organizations who will share about their work and offer fairly traded food, products and gifts from around the globe for purchase. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The event is open to the general public.

a few projects your purchases will support:

  • Thembanathi is fundraising for their new early childhood education program in South Africa.
  • Awaz Handcrafts is donating 1% of their sales this holiday for nutrition programs for women in the Himalayas in India.
  • and much more!

Live Music and Kids Center. We will have ongoing live percussion music from Will, local Kora African Instrumentalist who will conduct regular music teachings with youth with fair trade instruments from Evergreen Fair Trade in NW Portland. The Kid’s interactive Table will host a computer showing stories of producers and give out FREE Fair World Project publications that includes Fair Trade Certification Guides for a complete educational space. Also, Awaz Handcrafts will be selling ‘friendship bracelets’ made in Bolivia and accepting donations to support a youth orphanage project.

It’s an open church that hosts hundreds of community films and events throughout the year – – the event is open to the community so stop by –

FREE PARKING til 2 pm at lots around the church.

Can’t make it to our first sale? Join us for the second one! We’ll be having a Fair Trade Bake Off at First Presbyterian this year – come taste delicious baked goods from fair trade ingredients and enter a raffle to win a fair trade gift basket!

Enter our Bake Off at First Presbyterian Church!

Enter our Bake Off at First Presbyterian Church!

Participant Form and FAIR TRADE BAKE OFF Rules below:


Sunday, December 8 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

1200 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205

Hosted by Northwest Fair Trade Coalition (NWFTC), Economic Justice Action Group of Unitarian Church, The Fair Trade Leadership Team of First Presbyterian Church

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November 11, 2013 · 9:30 pm

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