This event will consist of a one hour zoom event featuring talks and conversations with local artisans as detailed below. All participants will automatically receive a 15% discount code for Fair Trade purchases made between Nov. 25 – Nov 27. By attending the event, you will also be automatically entered to win one of two Fair Trade prize baskets!
ChocoSol Traders: Celebrating the Regenerative Intercultural Ecology of Jaguar Chocolate.
Founder, Michael Sacco will discuss what makes a truly great chocolate -taste, nutrition, ecology, interculturality, and social purpose. Through the re-innovation of this ancient seed and the planting of thousands of trees since 2007 in the Chinantec community of San Felipe in Oaxaca Mexico, ChocoSol has found a powerful vehicle and vessel to celebrate and feed a hunger for a food and trade system that is ecologically regenerative and in solidarity with indigenous producers of Oaxaca and local sustainable minded customers of the North. (www.chocosoltraders.com)
Moyaa Shea Products: People helping people.
CEO, Debbie VanGrieken, will discuss paying Fair Wages, growing a sustainable business and helping to protect the environment. Putting people and planet before profit is the foundation of her triple bottom line business. (www.moyaasheabutter.com)
ALTR Soaps: A ritual connection to the land.
ALTR creates hand-made bar soap with local, wildcrafted botanicals. We seek to change popular soap culture (i.e., alter) by offering products that showcase only local southern Ontario plants, and, in this way, elevate (i.e., put on an altar) the seemingly mundane task of washing oneself into a ritual reconnection to the land that sustains us. Local soap maker and former OPIRG McMaster Board member, Amina Suhrwardy will discuss the challenges of sourcing organic and sustainable ingredients for her product. (www.altrsoaps.com)
Other Participating Vendors: (Valid for the 15% off discount):
Asociacion Maya de Desarrollo: Indigenous women’s weaving cooperative located in Sololá, Guatemala.
A Million Elephants: Ethically produced handicrafts and jewellery from Laos with a percentage of every
sale supporting elephant conservation efforts in Laos.
Asiris’s Treasurers: Handmade organic cotton and alpaca wool clothing.
Bee My Honey: Local honey and beeswax candles.
Geek and Tea: Organic, Fair Trade, and Really Geeky Tea.
It’s A Small World: Empowering and transforming lives through Fair Trade. Free delivery to Hamilton
and Dundas on orders over $24.
Just One: Fair Trade products supporting skilled artisans around the world.
Little Fish: Small scale, Big Impact. Fair trade jewellery, organic cotton and alpaca products.
Wild Blue Yonder: Handmade jewelry celebrating wood, the earth, and adventure in the Canadian wild.
Norton Creations: Local handmade jewellery.
Retro Deko: Local pottery featuring native flower motifs in porcelain, story of coffee and chocolate
stoneware mugs, and much more