There is an important kind of ALTERNATIVE GIVING that has been a part of all the gift markets from 2007 though 2019 – that is the opportunity to purchase FAIR TRADE items from the vendors invited to the Alternative Gift Market.
When you purchase a fair trade item to give as a gift, to others or to yourself, you are helping artisans and farmers succeed in making a sustainable living for their families. Regrettably, this could not be part of the 2020 or 2021 AGMs.
The good news is that our fair trade partners have excellent websites where it is easy to shop with confidence and have your orders filled and shipped promptly to you. When you visit these websites to shop, you can learn about the artisans and farmers and how the sale of their products impacts their lives and their communities.
Here you see photos and the web addresses of the fair trade vendors who have participated in the AGM for many years. They have beautiful products for sale, and in the case of Equal Exchange, wonderful coffee and chocolate. Please visit some of these websites and shop for gifts that can help change the world!
Be advised, clicking to a FAIR TRADE address will take you off this AGM website.