World Fair Trade Day Festival at Daley Plaza
Chicago Fair Trade will join conscious consumers worldwide in celebrating World Fair Trade Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 3 and 4, with a festival and outdoor market at Daley Plaza. Visitors may shop from the collections of more than two dozen locally owned ethical vendors, featuring products made by artisans in Colombia, Rwanda, Bangladesh 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 the popular WBEZ Worldview program from the square at noon on May 3. This year’s event will also include a fair trade potluck after the event ends on Wednesday evening, featuring small bites made by area chefs.
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.