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15th Annual Fair Trade Market

 November 18-19 & 24-26, 2017

 9am-3pm Daily

The largest Fair Trade Market in the United States!

A ministry of Manchester United Methodist Church

129 Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO 63011

Email or call 636-394-7506 for more information.

Our Fair Trade Market offers unique holiday gifts, international crafts, and exquisite foods. We have items that will delight and surprise. We are the nation’s largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world. Enjoy food samples, educational presentations, and giveaways. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value, and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers, artisans and their communities. 

Fair Trade is a social justice movement that ensures farmers and artisans are paid a living wage for their products and that consumers receive global goods at a fair price. Buying Fair Trade products supports living wages, care for the environment, no child or forced labor, gender equality, and safe working conditions.

15th Year!

This is the 15th year of Manchester UMC's Fair Trade Market. Cumulative sales over the past 14 years total $1,278,000, which equates to 344 families supporting themselves! By choosing Fair Trade products, you are making a difference for farmers, artisans, and their communities worldwide.

SHOP

November 18, 19 & November 24, 25, 26

9am-3pm Daily

Over 3,000 square feet of Fair Trade Products from around the world!

 

Visit our vendors and find out about some of the many fair trade products you can buy:

www.plowsharing.org

www.partnersforjusttrade.org

www.roots-n-streams.com

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are needed to assist with inventory prior to the Market, help set-up for the Market, and to assist during the Market in a variety of capacities.  

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer at the 2017 Fair Trade Market.

Subscribe to Fair Trade Market Emails

Want to receive news about Fair Trade Market in your email inbox? Follow these quick instructions:

1.  Go to Community Log In in top-right corner of manchesterumc.org.

2.  Enter your email and password, OR follow the instructions to get a log-in. 

3.  Click “Select Interests” in the “I’m interested in” box on your Community Log In homepage. 

4.  Check the box next to "Fair Trade Market."

What is Fair Trade?

In 1998, four European organizations created a widely accepted definition of Fair Trade:

“a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.  It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.  Fair Trade organizations, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.”-FINE (1998)

To learn more about Fair Trade go to

www.fairtradefederation.org

www.fairtradeusa.org

www.fairtrade.net