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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at Daley Plaza

World Fair Trade Day will be observed May 4 and 5 at Daley Plaza. At the festival and outdoor market, conscious shoppers can choose from the collections of more than 30 locally owned ethical vendors, featuring products made by artisans in Nepal, Ghana, Colombia and elsewhere.

Guests will be able to sample fair trade coffee and chocolate, take a bite of the world’s largest fair trade banana split, outfit themselves in the latest fair trade fashions and hear a live broadcast of the popular WBEZ Worldview program from the square at noon on May 4.

Chicago Fair Trade, a coalition of area businesses, congregations, schools and activists that promote fair wages and ethical trade policies in Chicago and beyond, was the driving force behind Chicago’s designation as a Fair Trade City in 2009 and a Sweatshop-Free City in 2014.


Admission is free. Location: 50 W. Washington St., Chicago. For more information, email [email protected] or visit