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Benefits to Chicago Becoming a Fair Trade City

How would becoming a Fair Trade City benefit Chicago?


Recognition in the Global Community: Our Fair Trade City status would send the message to the world that Chicago wants global relationships based on fairness and mutual respect.

Fair Trade Links Chicago neighborhoods to global neighborhoods: Mexican, Filipino, Peruvian, Kenyan, Ghanaian and Indian residents of Chicago support their homelands through promotion of trade. 

A Partner in building a Sustainable Planet: As Chicago institutions develop their sustainability plans, it includes fair trade products which not only protect the environment but build healthy stable communities.

Growth of fair trade businesses: Four new retail fair trade stores have opened in the metro area since 2008. Chicago becomes a magnet, attracting fair trade business to Chicago as its leadership is recognized.

Can Chicago be the North American leader of fair trade?

Visit the Chicago Fair Trade Towns page:  http://fairtradetownsusa.org/towns/il/chicago/

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Upcoming Events

Traffick Jam
Sat Sep 20, 2014 @08:00PM - 11:00PM

CFT's Run for Change team at the Chicago Marathon
Sun Oct 12, 2014 @08:00AM - 11:00AM

Come celebrate a Sweatfree Chicago
Thu Oct 16, 2014 @06:00PM - 08:00PM

Old St. Pats Solidarity Market
Sun Nov 09, 2014 @09:00AM - 01:00PM

Globalfest Latin America
Fri Nov 14, 2014 @05:30PM - 09:00PM

Fair Trade Gift Boutique at Christ United Methodist Church
Sat Nov 15, 2014 @09:00AM - 03:00PM

Fair Trade Gift Boutique at Christ United Methodist Church
Sun Nov 16, 2014 @11:30AM - 02:00PM

Run For Change

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This year CFT has 4 runners committed to run the marathon and raise funds for our work!  Your contribution will support our efforts to raise awareness of sweatshop labor and improve the lives of global apparel workers through our sweatfree campaign

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