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five ACCESSORIES offers unique bags and accessories made from recycled materials.  We support a CFT15 and school offered as a free benefit to our artisans' children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  On average, five meals are provided from the proceeds of one product sold.  
For 15% off your next purchase, please use the discount code 'CFT15' upon checkout at www.fiveaccessories.com 

Artisans of Ghana

Supporting individual artisans and small family businesses, Artisans of Ghana brings the vibrancy of West Africa directly to you. Please visit artisansofghana.com to shop for one-of-a-kind backpacks and totes, richly-hued fabric clutches, fun men’s neckties, jewelry and many other truly-unique handcrafted goods. Upon checkout, enter the code CFT25 to receive 25% off EVERYTHING in your first Shopping Cart!



Mayan Beaded Multi-Strand Necklace (in Coral) - $14.00

This bold statement piece comes in a variety of colors, from festive silver and gold to cool blues and greens. There is a design to fit every style!  The multi-strand necklace, at approximately 22 inches in length, includes multiple T-closure options to allow you to adjust it. Hand beaded by Maya artisans in Guatemala, this necklace would make a special gift for women of all ages. Every purchase of this necklace helps to improve the lives of the indigenous artisans who created it, as well as the lives of their families and the economic strength of their communities.  www.mayaworks.org

Solay Wellness

Visit http://www.natural-salt-lamps.com/or their retail location in Skokie (4819 W. Main) for artisan crafted Crystal Salt Lamps, gourmet Himalayan salt, organic beauty products, and much more. 

Enter the code FAIR above your online shopping cart for 20% off your order



Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate is a pioneering Fair Trade chocolate company, owned in part by a cooperative of 60,000 cocoa farmers.  Use the promo code DIVINETEN on your next online order to receive 10% off.


Malia Designs 

Shop Malia Designs unique line of handmade recycled and screen-printed handbags and accessories. Handcrafted in Cambodia, our products are "Designed to Carry a Cause" and every purchase helps to fight Human Trafficking. Get 15% off your online purchase by using the promo code "chicagofairtrade" at checkout.


Mata Traders

Clothing, jewelry, and home decor designed in Chicago and handcrafted by women's cooperatives and artisan groups in India and Nepal.  Beautiful, unique, and chic!

Use the checkout code CFTshop to get 15% off your next purchase at matatraders.com.

MarketPlace: Handwork of India

MarketPlace works with 480 artisans to create exclusive designs with echoes of exotic India but with a modern functionality and flair. Clothing, accessories, home interiors and gift items are all handmade and dyed using traditional, labor-intensive techniques. The experience of running a business is combined with support programs designed to effect real, meaningful, and lasting change in the lives of low-income women in India.

Sandpiper Imports

Offers beautiful hand made jerlery. To the right is an image of their best-selling sterling silver earrings which would make a lovely gift for any occasion. Each piece at Sandpiper Imports is handcrafted by the talented artisans in Bali, Indonesia.  Shoppers may receive 20% off online orders by entering the code CFT at checkout.  www.sandpiperimports.com 


Greenola goes by the slogan, "Change your look, change a life." With every purchase made through Greenola, the money supports empowering women in Cochabamba, Bolivia and Nairobi, Kenya. The art-driven, travel inspired designs celebrate artisan skill while respecting cultural heritage and the earth. 



Global Fusion

Global Fusion is a home decor and furniture retailer. At Global Fusion you will find items from Africa, Asia, India, South America, as well as other parts of the world. This store was established to create a fusion of culture, craft, and uniqueness in your home without the hassle of traveling far across the world. The selection of items are from around the world and are fair trade. At this lovely shop you can find art, chairs, pillows rugs, statues, accent tables, floor screens, cabinets and decorative doors.

 1961 Ridge Road, Homewood, Illinois 60430









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Upcoming Events

Fashion Revolution
Fri Apr 24, 2015 @06:30PM - 08:30PM

World Fair Trade Day in Daley Plaza May 6 & 7
Wed May 06, 2015

Run For Change


Registration is open for the 2015 Bank of American Chicago Marathon, and, as in years past, we have our own fundraising team! We have 10 guaranteed spots, and they're bound to go fast. Commit to raise money to fund CFT's important work, and sign up to run the marathon with our team, Register here

Join the Climate Ride

We are thrilled and honored that Chicago Fair Trade has been named a beneficiary of the Midwest Climate Ride! The ride begins September 27th in Grand Rapids, MI, and will end with a celebration at Chicago's Grant Park September 30th
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