Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fair Trade Summer Boutique by Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is holding a Fair Trade Summer Boutique to benefit the workers of Bangladesh. This sale is a great opportunity to show your support for humane, ethical and fair trade working conditions in Bangladesh. At this event you can learn about fair trade and act to help prevent further tragedies.

This boutique is being held in response to the tragic news of the collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh which caused the death of more than 1120 workers. The event will include an advocacy area where you can:
  • Learn more about fair trade working practices and standards
  • Find out how your actions can help to try and prevent further human tragedies
  • Petition the Canadian and Bangladesh Government to care about workers as they negotiate trade deals
  • Write letters to retailers and companies which operate dangerous conditions for workers
At the Boutique you can find beautiful handmade artisan items for the garden, balcony, picnics, holidays and summer. It will also include a special section of ethically made in Bangladesh products. The Boutique will feature many handmade items from all over the world.

All profits from the Boutique will go to Save the Children and PLAN Bangladesh to help the children affected by the tragedy.

The boutique will be open from Thursday June 6th to Sunday June 9th, between 12 and 5pm. The fair will be held at The Atrium, 1444 Union Avenue (behind Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St Catherine, corner of Union).

The Fair Trade Working Group, and the Social Justice Action Group.

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