WBEZ | Chicago World Trade Day http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-world-trade-day Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Celebrating Chicago's Annual Fair Trade Day http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-05-08/celebrating-chicagos-annual-fair-trade-day-98932 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/world_fair_trade_day_2011_20110519_1893776005.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s nice to know the products you buy are free from exploitation -- or at least I think so. It's that feeling that keeps Chicago’s fair trade movement growing.</p><p><a href="http://www.chicagofairtrade.org/">World Fair Trade Days</a> happens each May in Daley Plaza and features several dozen of Chicago’s most prominent fair trade producers and retailers. There are clothing manufactures like <a href="http://www.matatraders.com/" target="_blank">Mata Traders</a> and <a href="http://www.marketplaceindia.com/" target="_blank">Marketplace: Handworks of India</a>. There are food groups like <a href="http://www.chicagohoneycoop.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Honey Co-op</a> and <a href="http://www.divinechocolateusa.com/default.aspx" target="_blank">Devine Chocolate</a>. When you stand among their tents in Daley Plaza, with all the diverse people and products, you really feel that you can consume in a way you can be proud of.</p><p>Fair Trade Chicago's efforts have resulted in Chicago’s recognition as a Fair Trade City, which means the city is part of a global movement working to bring people jobs and products with dignity. On Tuesday's episode of Worldview, Nancy Jones of Fair Trade Chicago, and Holly Elzinga, founder of <a href="http://www.ourfairearth.com/index.php" target="_blank">Our Fair Earth</a>, talk about local venues that support the growth of Chicago's fair trade community.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.chicagofairtrade.org/component/content/article/273.html" target="_blank">Fair Trade Chicago takes place Wednesday May 9</a> at Chicago's Daley Plaza from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The noon program will feature Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert with Jerome McDonnel as the emcee.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 13:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-05-08/celebrating-chicagos-annual-fair-trade-day-98932