The 12th annual Fair Trade Global Market will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Campbell River’s vibrant and colourful Fair Trade Global Market returns

The 12th annual Fair Trade Global Market will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Timberline Secondary School Gym will be transformed once again into a colorful vibrant market with music, food, and unique and wonderful items to see and buy. More than 30 nonprofit organizations and ethical businesses bring quality crafts from artisans around the world.

Comercio Justo Imports will be back again to with handmade items form Guatemala including beaded jewelry, clothing, hats purses and wallets. They take any profits back to Guatemala for education, Health and income generation projects.

Jacqueline from Resilient Generations brings scarves, jewelry and shoes from Ethiopia and Kenya as well as Horn jewelry from Rwanda. Resilient Generations enhances psychological and economic potential of youth in Africa through delivery of services and sale of fair trade products.

Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers will be there with Shibori linens, beautiful green Christmas greenery and other handicrafts and treats. All funds they raise are for the Steven Lewis Foundation to help grandmothers of Sub Sahara Africa who are caring for orphaned grandchildren due to HIV/AIDs.

Most of the women and men whose products are for sale are from economically-depressed or war-torn regions of the world. Their pottery, weaving, stitching, knitting, carving, painting, metalwork and carpentry skills have been learned over hundreds of years. By working together endeavors like this Global Market can provide employment and fair pay for these people and give them respect and dignity.

Students from Timberline will provide a concession for hungry and thirsty shoppers. Baba Gannouj will be outside again with their delicious Middle Eastern food too.

Admission is $2.

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