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Welcome to Chicago Fair Trade

Fashion Revolution

Last year on April 24th a building collapsed on its workers at Rana Plaza, causing the death of 1136 people and injuries to thousands more.  An outcry from the global community brought some companies to sign the Fire and Safety Accord, yet harsh conditions for workers continue, forced overtime, pressure to meet quotas, physical abuse.  Conditions will change only if consumers demand it.  

Participate 4/24 in a Day of Remembrance and help build awareness!

Wear your clothes INSIDE OUT! - revealing the tag, helping others think about where their clothes come from.  (More at

  • Take photos and post on facebook or tweet using the hashtag #CHIInsideOut and link to the CFT instagram @chifairtrade !
  • Download and post the Sweatfree Flier at your workplace, school or community bulletin boards!
  • Send a letter of support to your Alderman, asking for support for the sweatfree ordinance to govern Chicago's procurement!
  • Learn about more actions taking place on 4/24

Learn more about our Sweatfree Chicago campaign


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Fair Play Chicago


Chicago Youth are learning about fair trade while enjoying a soccer game.  Involve your school in learning about the world through the stories of fair trade producers. Contact

Chicago As a Fair Trade City


Chicago reached fair trade city status May 2011, which made Chicago the largest fair trade city in the U.S. and the third largest globally (behind London and Toronto)   More at



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Upcoming Events

Fashion Revolution
Thu Apr 24 @08:00AM - 05:00PM

DePaul Fair Trade Committee Remembers Rana Plaza
Thu Apr 24 @07:30PM - 10:00PM

World Fair Trade Day
Wed May 07 @08:00AM - 06:00PM

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