16th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Monona Terrace, Madison
9am to 4pm

Join us for our 16th annual event. We have four new vendors this year. Look for more information on them soon. Our returning vendors have been buying new Fair Trade products to show you this year. We have both global and local products.

Fair Trade gifts have a story to tell, about the artisans, their community, and the dedicated businesses and organizations that have chosen to have a relationship based on the principles of fair trade. For brief examples of some of these stories, see our GIFTS WITH A STORY page.

Help us spread the word about the Festival!

Click for PDF flyers, both letter-size and
4-up to print on letter and cut apart.

You can also copy or save the JPG to the right and post on your web site or email to friends and family.

You can also link/attend the
2012 event page on Facebook.

If you like our general page, you can get event reminders in future years. We'll also be putting images and flyers on Facebook and highlighting new vendors. Check it out!

Special thanks to Tsela Barr for designing our flyers this year!

Scroll down past the vendor list to see our
2012 Press Release.

Vendor list for 2012:
Adventure Yarns, Tajikistan, Central Asia.
African Youth Outreach, Ingwavuma, South Africa.
BaaBaa Shop LLC , Wisconsin.
Bali and Soul, Indonesia.
Candy Bagz, Taxco, Mexico.
Chiripa: Artisan Crafts of the Americas, Mexico.
Cloudforest Initiatives, Mexico and Guatemala.
Dawa Phuntsok, Nepal.
Doers, Afghanistan.
Downtown Designs/Kazuri, Kenya and other countries.
DLG Naturals, Swaziland, East Africa, Nepal.
Earth Delights, Kathmandu, Nepal
East Timor Action Network, East Timor
Equal Exchange, global.
Faces of Siberia, Siberia.
Fair Earth, East Africa.
FairShare CSA Coalition, Wisconsin.
Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin.
Five Accessories, Cambodia (new in 2012).
Gatumi Women's Group, Kenya.
Glad Tidings Holy Land Designs, Amman, Jordan.
GREENOLA Fair Trade, global.
Heart of the Sky Fair Trade, Guatemala.
Hmong Pandau, Hmong handcrafts handmade in Madison, WI.
Hope United, Kenya, Africa.
Inti Fair Trade, Ecuador (new in 2012).
Jinja Jewelry, Uganda, Africa
Just Coffee Co-op, global.
Madison Arcatao Sister City Project, Chalatenango, El Salvador
Madison Infoshop, Madison.
Madison Rafah Sister City Project, Rafah, Palestine, West Bank and Gaza.
Madison Area Peace Coalition, Wisconsin.
Malia Designs, Cambodia.
Mata Traders, India and Nepal.
Maya Essence, Guatemala
Mayaworks, Guatemala
Mayu, Latin America (new in 2012)
Minga Fair Trade Imports, Ecuador and Peru.
Nature's Bakery, Madison.
Partners for Just Trade, global (new in 2012).
Playgrounds for Palestine, Palestine.
Queen of Peace Sister Parish, Chiapas, Mexico
Rainbow Bookstore, global.
Rainbow Fleece, Wisconsin
Rhumy Wara, Salasaca, Ecuador.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Madison.
Scotch Hill Farm, Wisconsin.
SERRV, global.
SlaveFree Madison, Madison.
Tanzania Development Support (new in 2011), Tanzania.
Terra Experience, Guatemala.
Turkish Tulip Imports (new 2011), Istanbul, Turkey.
Village Health Project, Uganda
Working Capital for Community Needs, Nicaragua.
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Wisconsin
Wisconsin without Borders, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico
World Shoppe Fair Trade, global (new in 2012)
WORT Community Radio, Wisconsin.

 

2012 Press Release:

LEARN THE STORIES AND BUY SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE GIFTS AT MADISON'S 16th FAIR TRADE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Madison - Come join the fun and purchase fair trade holiday gifts that pay a fair wage to the artisans and producers who made them. The largest fair trade festival in the Midwest will return to Monona Terrace on Saturday, December 1, from 9 am to 4 pm. The event, sponsored by Community Action on Latin America (CALA), is free and open to the public. You’ll find unique fair trade gifts that your friends and family will enjoy and remember.

Ever wonder who made the gifts you buy? Learn some fair trade stories from the over 60 vendors that sell products from around the world and around the corner in Wisconsin. Empower families in Africa by buying delicious chocolate from the only farmer-owned chocolate company in the world. Try natural cosmetics made from Swaziland African plant oils. Help preserve traditional arts with finely crafted Turkish meerschaum carvings and Nicaraguan pottery.

Whether it's a Guatemalan scarf, an Afghan rug, or an Ecuadoran tapestry, your purchase helps weavers in these and other countries support their families and keep their kids in school. You can also find funky and sustainable jewelry that artisan groups in Ecuador transform from recycled glass or tropical seeds. Wisconsin artisans offer fine, handcrafted products and family farm cheese.

Think globally and shop locally with over 60 fair trade vendors representing over 40 countries plus Wisconsin. Many of these vendors do not sell to the Madison public any other time of the year, so take advantage of this opportunity. A complete vendor list and artisan stories can be found online at www.calamadison.org . You can also like the Fair Trade Holiday Festival on Facebook and let your friends now you are going.

You and your family can enjoy an entire day of socially conscious shopping by also visiting the Dane County Winter Farmers Market also at Monona Terrace the same morning.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Carol Bracewell, CALA
(608)286-0865 or festival AT SIGN calamadison.org