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Chicago Goals for Becoming a Fair Trade City

Chicago Goal


1. A resolution will be passed by the Chicago City Council supporting fair trade and encouraging procurement of FT products by city agencies.


Passed by City Council February 2010.
2. Fair Trade products will be available throughout the city, at least 1 outlet in each of the 77 Chicago Community areas. Also, based on our population of about 3 million, we want 1 outlet per 10,000 people, that is 300 outlets within the City Reached 309 in February 2011.

3. Fair Trade products will be used in institutions such as congregations, schools, universities, hospitals and workplaces, with at least 1 FT institution in each of Chicago's 77 Community Areas.
Compiling data on fair trade institutions.

4. This Campaign will bring increased media attention to Fair Trade and broaden support for Fair Trade by the City.
Annual celebration of  World Fair Trade Day in Daley Plaza since May 2008 in collaboration with the City's Dept of Environment. 


5. Chicago Fair Trade is a coalition of businesses, faith organizations, universities, non-profits and individuals who will continue to steer the process.


Established June 2006.

Globalfest LatinAmerica

Join Us November 14th

National Museum of Mexican Art


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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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