DID YOU KNOW that Chicago is the largest fair trade city in the United States? That Chicago is considered to be the epicenter of a growing national fair trade movement? For ten years, Chicago has hosted the biggest World Fair Trade Day event in the U.S. in Daley Plaza. This year, Chicago Fair Trade is organizing something bold, exciting, and new: A MAGNIFICENT MILE OF FAIR TRADE. On May 11, the Magnificent Mile will be buzzing fair trade activities. Check out the day’s events here.

A sneak preview of the Luxury Pop-Up Boutique…




Do you drink coffee? Do you know someone who drinks coffee? If so, we have a great and easy way to support Chicago Fair Trade, fair trade farmers, AND a local business.  Chicago Fair Trade has paired up with our business member, award winning roaster Metropolis Coffee Company, the largest payer of Fair Trade premiums in Illinois! The coffee you are purchasing was grown in Fair Trade cooperatives in Central and South America then roasted and packaged in the most active Fair Trade city in the U.S., Chicago. Purchase coffee here.


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Chicago Fair Trade (CFT) is the largest fair trade coalition in the USA, comprised of a dedicated base of member businesses, educational institutions, congregations, non-profit organizations, and individual activists. CFT increases support for economic and environmental justice through consumer education, advocacy, and promotion of local fair trade businesses. CFT is proud to be a local and national leader in raising awareness about and building support for fair trade and its principles of environmental sustainability, ethical production methods, fair wages, and safe working conditions.