CFT blog post

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you might have noticed that we’ve been sharing photos and stories of a few of the talented artisans working with our member businesses to craft their product lines. Supporting artisans and makers is at the heart of what we do here at CFT. We are always working to find new ways to support our business members – sharing their stories with our networks, giving them opportunities to sell their products at markets & our holiday pop-up shop, connecting them with mentors, business consultants, and services which can help them grow, and more! Every step of the way, we’re helping them to increase sales, which allows them to grow their teams and expand their impacts in the communities they source from.

That means that every single donation to Chicago Fair Trade (at Globalfest, when you’re making your end of the year charitable donations, when you get a really huge tax refund…) can directly affect the work of these artisans – in Asia and beyond. Our business members frequently thank us for the support we give them, but we’d like to pass that thank you on to YOU. We’re so grateful for the support you give us and the impact we’re able to make with your dollars.

We’ll see you at Globalfest! (Get your tickets here.)