Here at CFT we are not shy about showing you how much fun we have, when we celebrate fair trade. Check out all of these cool events we have thrown and see what it's really like to be a CFT member!

Magnificent Mile of Fair Trade - World Fair Trade Day 2018

The second Saturday each May, tens of thousands of people in over 100 countries celebrate World Fair Trade Day. Each May, Chicago Fair Trade organizes the largest World Fair Trade Day celebration in the US. 

For nine years, we hosted our World Fair Trade Day event in the heart of downtown in Chicago's Daley Plaza. In May of 2018, we moved our event to Michigan Avenue and hosted a  Magnificent Mile of Fair Trade. See photos of our best World Fair Trade Day celebration in the collage above! Events featured an ethical guerilla Fashion Show, a Fair Trade Bazaar and workshops  at Fourth Presbyterian Church, a Luxury Pop Up Boutique, and more.  We hope you will save the date and join us next year!

Chicago Fair Trade Member Socials

Members and non-members alike can benefit from Chicago Fair Trade's member socials. Hosted everywhere from Chicago Fair Trade HQ to a member's office or location, you are sure to have fun sipping and munching on fair trade products while you network with likeminded folks. The fair trade social is a great place for you to tell people about your newest fair trade project, or meet people looking to expand their footprint in the fair trade industry. 

To keep updated with our member socials and happenings check out our events page, and our Facebook page! 

Globalfest Gala

Chicago Fair Trade is run with the help of our supporters and members, and Globalfest is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Held at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Globalfest is the fair trade event of the year. 

Globalfest features food and drink donated by local Chicago shops, fun DJ's, a fair trade silent auction, and most importantly the debuting of CFT's changemaker award. 

All money that is raised at this event goes to supporting CFT for the entire year and allows us to put on the fun stuff like events and socials. We love to throw it, and you love to go!

Find the invite for the 2018 Globalfest here!

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