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One World Artisan Market - fair trade

Saturday, November 30, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sat 11-3, Sun 9:30-2
St. Rita Church, Mazanec Hall, 32820 Baldwin Rd., Solon, OH 44139

IRTF works towards justice and equity in the distribution, access to, and participation in the production and consumption of the world’s resources for the people of Central America and Colombia. The conventional trade model is accelerating a race to the bottom that hurts workers, consumers, and the environment. Moreover, it further divides us into “haves” and “have nots.” As an alternative model, fair trade sets a series of standards to ensure fair wages and human dignity for producers, community investment, environmental sustainability, and more. 

IRTF’s fair trade program generates thousands of dollars in much needed income for artisans and farmers in Latin America.  This happens through the generous invitations of schools, community groups, and congregations that offer us table space at 40-50 events each year. Fair trade is an important part of IRTF’s human rights mission: to call together people in NE Ohio to walk in solidarity with oppressed peoples of Central America and Colombia to achieve peace, justice, human rights and systemic transformation through nonviolence.

We are grateful to St. Rita for organizing this One World Artisan Market.

Come visit the IRTF fair trade booth.

Volunteers needed!

If you can help for a 2-hour shift, please call 216 961 0003 or email us at OhioFairTrade@irtfcleveland.org .

See a flyer for the event here.

Thank you.