Fair Trade Holiday Market
- Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
An upcoming event at Kansas University offers fairly traded arts and crafts from local and international artisans that make unique holiday gifts while also helping artisans in need. The Fair Trade Holiday Market will feature fairly traded handcrafts, apparel, chocolate, dry goods and much more. Market hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.. Nov. 26-28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3-5 at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. The market is organized by Lawrence Fair Trade, a community group dedicated to raising awareness of global economic injustice and working to establish sustainable solutions. Vendors at the sale this year include Equal Exchange, A Greater Gift, Ten Thousand Villages, Women’s Bean Project and local businesses such as Two Hands Worldshop, First Weavers and Silver Condor Jewelry. The market will also feature crafts from Lawrence’s sister city El Papaturro in El Salvador. Donations can be given in a person’s name as an alternative gift to organizations such as UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity and Heifer Project, who will be selling holiday cards. Events in conjunction with the market will include chair massages by area massage therapists during weekend show hours. Donations will be accepted to benefit Elevate Africa. Lawrence Fair Food will also be offering some tasty treats on the main level to help raise money for their efforts for farmworker justice.