Dear Fair Trade Friend,
As we all continue to adjust to sheltering in place, we are happy to announce that Chicago Fair Trade will still be hosting the biggest World Fair Trade Day event in the U.S on May 6-8. Check out the save the date for our World Fair Trade Day Reimagined below. More details about this virtual event to follow next week. It promises to be topical, educational, and inspirational.
We've been in contact with our business member network a lot lately-everyone is sharing information on resources such as loans, etc. As you can imagine, our business members and their producer partners are feeling this crisis deeply. Read below accounts from artisan partners of two Chicago Fair Trade business members, one in Chicago and one in Colombia.
We continue to strive to keep our fair trade community connected. A good and easy way to join in is to hop on to our weekly Fair Trade Coffee Klatch on Saturdays at 10. Click here for more info. If you need coffee, you can stock up on Chicago Fair Trade coffee roasted by our business member and friend, Metropolis Coffee.
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Wishing you health and safety,
Everyone at Chicago Fair Trade