An Artisan Marketplace on Sunday, April 17 will bring Fair Trade goods from around the world to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Community in Claremont for the 5th year. The event from 8am to 3pm is co-sponsored by Fair Trade Claremont and OLA’s Fair Trade Ministry. Ten different vendors from Claremont and Greater Los Angeles will offer an assortment of unique Fair Trade gifts, clothing, jewelry and home décor from more than 30 different countries including Vietnam, Philippines, Mexico and Haiti, a mix of Fair Trade goods as diverse as the OLA church community.
This year will feature two Claremont stores. Claremont’s favorite ice cream and candy store, Bert and Rocky’s Cream Company, will be there with delicious candy hand made with Fair Trade chocolate. The Bath Workshop will bring lotions and soaps hand made from African Fair Trade ingredients.
The Fair Trade guarantee lets you know that artisans are fairly paid and working under safe conditions with sustainable, environmentally responsible practices. In addition, Fair Trade cooperatives use no abusive labor and invest in local communities.
Claremont is a Fair Trade City and Our Lady of the Assumption Community is a Fair Trade Congregation, both nationally recognized designations.
Fair Trade artisan centers employ the poorest of the poor and provide sustainable jobs for positive change. Grab a free cup of Fair Trade coffee, browse hundreds of colorful and unique gifts, and be part of that change yourself.