The Fair Trade Market Weaves a Single World of Delight In November

A Shopper’s Paradise, the 8th Annual Market

Opens with a Special Oriental Rug Event

By Kellee Sikes


Enjoy shopping for holiday and everyday treasures handmade by artisans and farmers from around the world defying poverty through fair trade work, not aid or charity. The Fair Trade Market, one of the largest in the country, provides a shopper’s paradise designed to transport shoppers around the world with international entertainment, homemade food, and a selection of items from more than 50 countries. None generated in sweatshops or in violation of fair labor practices and all with good environmental practices in mind.  Unique, engaging items can be found to fit any holiday shopping list, and each purchase is a step closer to a single world celebrating dignity and worth for all persons. Items available include clothing and accessories, coffee, chocolate, baskets and boxes, games, home decor, jewelry, musical instruments, rugs, toys and more with items averaging $20. New, unique features at the 8th annual Market include:




Thursday, November 18 from 6-9pm, Rug Seminar at 7pm, Friday, November 19 from 10am-9pm & Saturday, November 20 from 9am-3pm.



Saturday, November 20, 11am Children’s Choir, 1 pm Oasis Beyond the Veil, Sunday, November 21, 1pm Shaolin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe, Friday, November 26 from 9am-3pm Weaving Demonstrations, Alpaca Petting! 12-3pm Strolling Magicians & Saturday, November 27 from 9am-3pm Weaving Demonstrations.



Saturday & Sunday, November 20-21, 9 am-3 pm & Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26-28, 9am-3pm.



Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011. www.manchesterumc.org/FTM.