November 3rd 10:00 AM,  to 5:00 PM

McMaster University Student Centre: Marketplace

This holiday season, ensure that skilled artisans and labourers are paid a living wage by purchasing beautiful fair trade arts and products from around the globe.

OPIRG McMaster’s Fair Trade Fest  will feature Faces of Fair Trade, a group of socially concerned individuals who support low income artisans around the world by purchasing and selling their crafts.  Their members represent co-ops from Bolivia,  Nicaragua, Rwanda, Cambodia, Nepal, Tibet, Mexico, Thailand, Guatemala, and many other countries.  Also, represented at the Fair Trade Fest will be local artisans selling everything from organic personal care products to jewellery.  Come check it out.


Wednesday, November 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ken McGuffin will speak about Fair Trade as it relates to is volunteer work with Asociacion Maya and the Campesino Committee of the Highlands in Guatemala.

For more information call:  905-525-9140 ext. 27289 or email