Fair trade is a world-wide movement aimed toward reducing poverty by providing farmers and artisans in developing countries a fair wage for their work. Chicago Fair Trade, the organizer of the World Fair Trade Day activities in Daley Plaza, is working toward making Chicago a Fair Trade City by educating Chicagoland residents about fair trade and how they can support the movement locally.
World Fair Trade Day in Daley Plaza will feature more than 20 fair trade vendors from which visitors can shop, presentations by noted fair trade leaders and farmers as well as global drum circles throughout the day.
Chicago Fair Trade has over sixty member organizations, businesses, non-profit organizations, faith based groups, educational institutions, as well as students and individual activists who work to increase support for fair trade in the Chicago metro area through education, advocacy and consumer campaigns. For more information visit ChicagoFairTrade.org