Shop with a purpose!
6p-9p Friday, Nov. 17
10a-2p Saturday, Nov. 18

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NOV
16
2017

Music, food and mood!

Not only do we have incredible vendors coming to Hope for the Holidays, but we also have the musical genius of Bowmanville, a gypsy jazz ensemble, filling the air with festive sounds Friday night! Check out their webpage here. In addition, we will have delicious treats from our
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NOV
08
2017

Balinese jewelry: Sandpiper Imports

Founded in 2012, Sandpiper Imports is a fair trade company that offers a unique & classic collection of high quality .925 sterling silver jewelry designed and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, Indonesia. As a member of The Fair Trade Federation, we follow nine established fair
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NOV
03
2017

Practical, beautiful: Ethic

Ethic Goods provides economic empowerment for women rescued from human trafficking, and those at risk of exploitation. We work primarily in South East Asia, and partner with non-profits that provide holistic care (counseling, education, and health care), focus on strengthening
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NOV
02
2017

Returning Vendor: Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store.  From communities throughout the developing world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials (usually natural or recycled) and time-honored skills by makers we have known and worked with for years.  Every purchase
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NOV
01
2017

Greenheart and Sobremesa: Sister Companies for a cause

It has now been 10 years since we first opened Greenheart Shop, now located at 1714 N. Wells in Chicago’s Old Town Neighborhood. Showcasing goods from over 55 countries we are a small store with a big mission. In choosing products, we are mindful of the entire production process
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OCT
31
2017

NYRO: Ethical and Organic

NYR Organic is an ethical health, wellness and beauty company that uses organic ingredients, helps the environment and empowers others by supporting Fair Trade practices. It’s family owned and sustainably and responsibly run on a farm with an eco-factory in London. Today,
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OCT
30
2017

Back again: Gracias!

Vincent and Susanne Donoghue started Gracias Fair Trade in 2009 to help small artisans in the developing world find better markets and receive fair wages for their crafts. Vincent is an educator and Susanne a poet. They learned of fair trade through Ten Thousand Villages in 1996
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OCT
28
2017

Recycling at its finest: Sora Products

SORA Products are wallets & bags made out of local resources by women in impoverished communities in the Philippines.  Every purchase empowers a woman to provide a fair wage for herself & her family preventing her from entering alternate means of livelihood that could
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OCT
27
2017

Returning Vendor: WAR, Int’l

Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) is a nonprofit organization focusing on the rescue and restoration of those who are exploited and at risk. Partnering with safehouses and other intervention projects across the globe, we offer shelter, education, job skill training, and
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OCT
24
2017

New this year! Grain of Rice Project

Grain of Rice Project is a ministry based in Kibera Slum, in Nairobi Kenya.  Kibera is one of the world’s largest slums, and many people struggle to meet their basic needs.  But GORP is providing opportunities for artisans to support their families through creating fair
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