World Fair Trade Day Celebrated with Market at Daley Plaza
Chicago Fair Trade and conscious consumers worldwide will celebrate World Fair Trade Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 6 and 7, with a festival and outdoor market at Daley Plaza. Visitors may shop from the collections of more than 20 locally owned ethical vendors, featuring products made by artisans in India, Kenya, Ecuador and other countries.
Guests will be able to sample fair trade coffee and chocolate, see the latest fair trade fashions and enjoy a live broadcast of WBEZ’s popular Worldview program from the plaza at noon on May 6.
Event host Chicago Fair Trade is a coalition made up of area businesses, congregations, schools and activists to promote fair wages and ethical trading policies in Chicago and beyond. They are the driving force behind Chicago being named a Fair Trade City in 2009 and a Sweatshop-Free City in 2014.