Fair Trade Bazaar a huge success

Poster by www.forestfriend.ca
On May 12 and 13, 2012, Victoria Park in downtown Halifax was home to Nova Scotia's most unique Fair Trade Bazaar. Held in a Nova Scotian-built yurt -- a traditional nomadic home from Central Asia -- the event celebrated World Fair Trade Day and Mother's Day. Hundreds of curious visitors streamed into the yurt over the busy weekend to learn about fair trade, and to appreciate and buy the colourful and diverse wares.

The event was co-organized by TAMMACHAT co-founder Ellen Agger and Little Foot Yurt co-owner Selene Cox to bring together 5 local, Canadian fair trade businesses that practice globally conscious trade with co-operatives and other groups in Central and Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America. We were thrilled with the response and interest in fair trade and supporting local businesses with a global conscience.

Little Foot Yurts
Nova Scotian-built shelters offering rentals, sales and educational workshops

We had fun all weekend! Alleson from TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles
Eco-friendly fashion accessories and home d├ęcor from women’s weaving groups in Thailand and Laos

Fibre Fixation
Yarns and tools from communities around the globe for textile artists and artisans

Little Foot Yurts
Shyrdak (felted carpets) from a women’s co-operative in Kyrgyzstan

African Threads
Textiles and bead work from African women’s groups

Just Us!
Specialty teas, coffees, chocolates and sugar