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? It is true!



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 5:30-9:00

National Museum of Mexican Art 


Check out some images from our most recent event, A Magnificent Mile of Fair Trade. And remember, every single time you purchase fair trade, you are directly helping fair trade producers.


CFT brings together people-from students, to faith communities, to fashion designers, united by the belief that business and should be a force for good.

Fashion Show Fair Trade – 5/11/18
Photo by Chris Ocken
Copyright 2018 – https://www.ockenphotography.com/

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.


Donate Online:It’s easy to donate to CFT online via credit card, debit card, or Paypal by clicking on the “donate” link below. By donating online, your gift goes further by saving paper, mailing and other resource costs.




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Get to know Chicago Fair Trade:

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.