Fair Trade

Each year Fourth Church begins Advent with a Fair Trade Bazaar weekend planned by our World Mission and Social Justice Committee.

Since we are unable host the event on site this year, the opportunity to browse handcrafted goods, including folk art, ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry, skin care products, and more from Chicago and around the world has moved online!

Please join us in shopping fair trade online on Friday–Sunday, December 3–5, day or night, at the links below.

Every purchase of a fair trade gift has a ripple effect of benefits. Artisans produce their products in safe working conditions and earn a fair wage for their labor, which enables them to provide food, shelter, education, and health care for their families. The environment is sustainably treated through healthy soil practices and the minimal use of chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). And we, the consumers, make a conscious choice to be part of a community striving for a more just world.

As you shop for holiday gifts this year, the World Mission and Social Justice Committee invites you to shop with the following vendors—many of which you will recognize from our previous bazaars—and make a difference for humanity.

This year, we’re particularly focused on our partnership with Ten Thousand Villages—“a global maker-to-market movement that breaks the cycle of generational poverty and ignites social change”—especially the Evanston location. Please use the link below to make your purchases.

Fair Trade Partners

Ten Thousand Villages: www.tenthousandvillages.com/evanston

Chicago Fair Trade: chicagofairtradepopupshop.org

Colores del Pueblo: coloresdelpueblo.com

Global Elements Trading Company: thegetcompany.com

Global Mamaswww.globalmamas.org

Ignition Community Glass: icg-chicago.org

Noonday Collection: noondaycollection.com

Sweet Beginnings, LLC: beelovebuzz.com
Tree of Life Imports: thetreeoflifeimports.com

For more information, contact Nancy Davis, Coordinator for Mission and Evangelism (312.274.3815).