Fair Trade Festival Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 10am-5pm, in White Plains, NY

The 2010 Fair Trade Festival & Crafts Sale will take place December 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains, NY. Now in its 13th year, the festival features handmade crafts, foods and other offerings produced by sustenance-level workers. Offerings from past festivals have included coffee, tea and chocolate; crafts from Argentina and Africa; handmade jewelry and toys from Mexico and elsewhere; local, all-natural soaps; and Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan textiles and clothing.

Fair trade partnerships use dialogue, transparency and respect to achieve greater equity in international trade. Fair trade also contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.

The event will feature live music, and there will be lunch, international foods and homemade baked goods available for sale. Among its organizers are Memorial United Methodist Church, The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center, the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence, and WESPAC Foundation.

There is a suggested donation for admission of $2-5. The Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 250 Bryant Ave. in White Plains. For more information, call 914.861.5465 or visit Memorial4All.org.


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