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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Fair Trade Autentic Handmade Markets @ Chatswood Mall
Willoughby City Council and Chatsworth Mall Market are hosting a Fair Trade Christmas Market on Saturday 1st December 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The event is free and will be held at the Chatswood Mall in Chatswood.

This Fair Trade Christmas Market is where you will find ethically sourced handcrafts gifts with an inspirational story. Choose to spend your money here and by doing so, you will be supporting economically disadvantaged artisans, farmers and producers. There will be fashion accessories, toys, homewares, beauty products, jewellery, cards and lots more – gifts for the whole family and of course, yourself!

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Photo courtesy of Fair Trade Christmas Markets, Chatswood

Stallholders for this year's event are as follows:

Afri Beads – We create a market for the products made by the people of Uganda and therefore creating employment and money to help the local people improve their lives.

Apsara Skin Care Inc. – the products are free of any harmful ingredients and are not tested on animals. They are made from therapeutic botanical extracts and are sold at reasonable prices. Apsara is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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Photo courtesy of Apsara Skin Care Inc, Facebook

Bozy – provides an eco-friendly sustainable and innovative lifestyle products in the fashion industry.

Bibi & Me – When purchasing products from this supplier, you are supporting Kenyan African women and their children enabling them to become self-sufficient. Bibi & Me embraces colour and zest for life and all garments are a one-off piece in beautiful kitenge fabrics.

Global Conduct – Beginning in 2006 they sought to obtain the highest quality handcrafts goods direct from the manufacturers and producers.

HATA – These are products of Peruvian Handicrafts and the Asian Pacific Region. HATA mission is to ensure artists receive a fair price for their skills and time. Garments and accessories are made from Peruvian Natural Fibres.

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Photo courtesy of HATA, Facebook

H.O.P.E. – stands for Helping Others & Planet Earth. H.O.P.E. is an ethical and cultural gift shop that aims to show the heart of God and the people.

Kalai Designs – You will find a good collection of handloomed Ayuvastra towels are made from organic cotton, herb-infused and ocean-friendly.

Koguis Jewellery and Other Crafts – Pre-columbian design jewellery with semi-precious stones and gold plating of 24K, which is done three times and certified. They also sell exotic and unique handbags, a wide range of hats including Panama hats, Mola shoes and boots for adults and children, homewares, woven vases, plate, hammocks, carved rings of gemstones and natural jewellery.

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Photo courtesy of Koguis, Facebook

Modimade – Modimade has been trading and working ethically with community development organisations in Cambodia for approximately five years. The company sources every product directly from the artisan group who handmade each item. This means that every dollar goes directly to supporting sustainable development. Each item is 100% free from sweatshops and child labour.

Nim's Goods – Purchase items to sell that do not harm the world and that are made by people who are treated well and paid fairly for their work. The products are sourced by ethical suppliers that support the principles of Fair Trade. Many of the goods come from Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Thailand, Swaziland and Cambodia.

Palestine Fair Trade Australia – This is a social enterprise making artisan Palestinian products available in Australia.

Sacred by Design – is the home of LOVEbomb Jewellery. Jewellery created with a purpose and passion for the environment.

Sanaa Afrika – Opened in 2005, Sanaa Afrika is about bringing the customer genuine, affordable and quality contemporary African art, craft and dιcor. Products include sculptures, baskets, accessories, recycled and eco-friendly products, bags, jewellery and more. Sanaa Afrika is both a retailer and wholesaler.

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Photo courtesy of The Elephant Emporium, Facebook

The Elephant Emporium – selling number products from South East Asia, Thailand and Cambodia, which include upcycled cement and fish feed bags, fashion bags, trendy clothing, woodcarvings, handicrafts, gifts, homewares and of course elephants.

The Toucan Shop – home to the world's most beautiful hammocks, which come in a variety of vibrant colours and styles. They are 100% cotton and 100% handmade in Latin America support fair trade. There are hammocks with or without spreader bars, baby swings, bassinets and hammock chairs.

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Photo courtesy of The Toucan Shop, Facebook

As well as African Cards, Alexis and Starfish - Fair Trade Downunder.

Fair Trade Downunder began as a desire to make a difference to the poor in the World and enabling those people and their countries to make a name for themselves and showcasing to the rest of the world what amazing products they make. This market will have something for every member of the family. Make a difference on Saturday 1st December 2018 by visiting the market and supporting poor nations throughout the world.

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Why? Fair Trade Autentic Handmade Markets
When: 1st December 2018
Phone: 02 9777 1000
Where: Chatswood
Cost: Free
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