Shoppers look out, you don't want to miss The Hills Fair Trade Market on 2nd September at St Pauls in Castle Hill. Not your usual market, but one with unique items for sale that make a difference to the world.
Bring your own shopping bags because you will want to stock up with loads of delicacies from a wide range of stalls. From gifts, clothes, food and craft works, there will be something for all tastes. You can feel good knowing that you are buying from fair trade stalls that produce and sell goods that change the world.
The Leprosy Mission will be at the market offering a great Advent calendar that was made at a workshop in Kathmandu. The Nepalese there have some people marginalised by leprosy, disability and other causes and they have been producing the calendars for over 30 years. $45 will be money well spent for this special heirloom item.
Tribes and Nations will be offer quality Fairtrade certified coffee, specialty Tielka Fairtrade certified tea and warming organic, Fairtrade Cocoa to this event.
Eco Manifesto will be on board with a great stall specialising in Fairtrade, recycled, organic, responsible, handmade and Australian made products. Their mission is to support sustainable practice and micro-enterprise programs that promote economic growth, employment creation and poverty alleviation.
Stitch'd - will have a stall with lovely items of Fashion that has been made with a conscience. If you love Bali then you will embrace these unique handmade and ethically sourced outfit and giftware that has been made in Bali. Kaftans, harem pants, summer dresses. handmade wool ponchos, maternity clothing, plus size clothing, kids harem pants, hand beaded bags, pantsuits, jumpsuits, kids kaftans, capes, shawls, resort wear. beach wear
Look out for: Shop the Traffik, Ephas, Palestine Fair Trade, Christian Mission Charitable Trust, Ethica accessories, Every Village, Trading Circle, Uplift Fair Trade, Oxfam, Fair Trade Shoppe, Modimade, Afribead, Fair Trade Downunder, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, Indonesian Collective, Global Conduct, Hope Collective, Hata, Destiny Threads and more yet to be announced on Facebook.
There will be much more to see and enjoy so note the date in your diary now and don't forget to bring your own shopping bags.