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The Fair Trade Market Will Return in Fall 2018

 November 17-18 & 23-25, 2018

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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.

16th Year!

In 2018 we will celebrate the 16th year of Manchester UMC's Fair Trade Market. Cumulative sales over the past 15 years total nearly $1.4 million, which equates to 372 families supporting themselves! Those are incredible numbers, thanks to you, our shoppers. By choosing Fair Trade products, you are making a difference for farmers, artisans, and their communities worldwide.

SHOP

November 17,18 & 23, 24, 25

9am-3pm Daily

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

 

Videos:

15th Anniversary

People Have to See This

Why Shop Fair Trade?

Elephant Poop Paper

Center Your Christmas

 

Vendors:

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

Over 300 volunteers are needed to assist with inventory prior to the Market, set-up for the Market, and to assist during the Market in a variety of capacities. We will post a link in Fall 2018 to make volunteer sign-up quick and easy. Please check back in October.

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