The Global Gift Fair is a vibrant, weekend-long event held in the late fall each year.  The Fair brings together more than fifty volunteers and draws in hundreds of shoppers from the parish and the community.  Launched in 2002, the Fair's mission is threefold:  1) to support the Fair Trade movement through the sale of Fair Trade gift items from artisans and farmers around the world, 2) to educate people about the tenets of the Fair Trade movement, which include, but are not limited to, strict wage criteria, safe working conditions, eco-friendly farming practices, and the use of recycled raw materials, and 3) to raise funds for Saint Boniface outreach ministries.
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Buy Fair Trade products and support farms, cooperatives and artisans from around the globe. Learn more about Fair Trade vendors and shop Fair Trade online. Choose from these websites; all are members of The Fair Trade Federation.
Ajrir Tea  Kenyan black tea produced by small scale farmers
Bead for Life  Bead jewelry made of recycled paper from Uganda
Choice Tea   First company to offer Fair Trade tea
Global Crafts   Working directly with artisans and producer groups from around the world offers a variety of handcrafted items
Lucuma  Sarasota company marketing Peruvian hand crafted gourd and fiber items
MayaWorks    Guatemalan woven and beaded handcrafts
One World Projects  Purchases products from 80 Fair Trade producers in 20 countries
SERRV   Providing fair prices and a world market to artisans in 36 countries; one of the oldest Fair Trade suppliers
Artisans World Market Walk in and shop at Sarasota’s own and only Fair Trade retailer at 128 Pineapple Ave, near First Methodist Church
Fair Trade coffee and sugar can be found at Publix. Whole Foods carries Fair Trade flowers.   Target, Sam’s Club and (yes, even) Walmart stock some Fair Trade products! Look for them or ask for them.
Learn more about Fair Trade by going to these websites:


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