Come visit us in Lincoln's historic Haymarket!
World Fair Trade Day!
Fair Trade is commerce that builds equitable, long-term partnerships between consumers in North America and producers in developing regions. It emphasizes a fair wage for all workers, safe working conditions, and respect for cultural traditions. Artisans and farmers build their own businesses, and the profits stay in their communities and go back into their businesses. In North America, Fair Trade products account for retail sales of more than $1.3 billion per year. Throughout May, people in 80 countries worldwide will hold activities to highlight the importance and benefits of Fair Trade.
Help us celebrate on May 3rd! Here are some of the activities we have planned for the day:
10:00 – 11:00 Less Talk, More Polka
1:00 – 2:00 Karen Teen Culture Group
2:00 – 4:00 Azraq - Middle Eastern Music and Belly Dancers
“Fair Trade Selfies” take a selfie in the store and upload it to social media with the hashtag #WFTDLincoln. Show us your selfie and you can enter to win a $15 gift card!
Scavenger Hunt for Kids to learn and understand fair trade and other cultures. Stickers and prizes will be awarded!
Information and pictures about our manager's recent trip to Peru to meet with artisans!
Fair trade food, snacks and coffee for sampling.
Come celebrate the importance of fair trade and have lots of fun doing it!