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Open House Chicago Fair Trade: World Fair Trade Day Celebration

In honor of World Fair Trade Day 2022, Chicago Fair Trade member businesses, organizations and allies are hosting events on May 14 throughout the city to showcase how they support economic and environmental justice. Attendees will receive virtual passports to use when checking in at different sites; those that do so at three or more will be entered to win a fair trade raffle valued at more than $200. Chicago Fair Trade is the largest and most active fair trade coalition in the U.S.

Activities include a kickoff event hosted by Jerome McDonnell at Metropolis Roasterie, in Avondale; a fair trade sample sale at Sobremesa’s space, in West Garfield Park; fair trade cocktails and tours at local indie designer Production Mode, in Pilsen; studio tours and weaving demos at the Weaving Mill, in Humboldt Park; and shopping at the Andersonville Galleria, Union Handmade, Embellish and Eco & the Flamingo. Suburban locations include Glen Ellyn, Oak Park, Evanston and Deerfield.

Itineraries are neighborhood-based for easy access and an interactive map listing all participating locales is available at