Marketplace

Come browse our world market, featuring global and local products from Fair Trade, green and local vendors.

Enjoy high quality Fair Trade, green and local goodies from an amazing selection of 2013 Vendors:

Peace, Love, Bling: Genuine jewelry that is fabulous, affordable and handcrafted. Empowered designs that fit everyone and can be worn differently everyday. Fairly traded and committed to supporting causes that empower women and emerging entrepreneurs. Based in Columbus, Ohio.

Around the World Treasures: Offering Fair Trade items from over 30 far flung countries. Based in Shelby, Ohio.

OSU Students for Fair Trade and Global Gallery @ OSU: Featuring items from the Fair Trade fashion show!

Global Clothing by Carol: Partnering with small family businesses in Columbus, India and Africa to make and sell clothes, scarves and shawls.

Tzintzun: Offering high quality Fair Trade alpaca and silver jewelry from Tecapulco, Mexico

Bloom Africa:  Bloom Africa exists to provide resources to orphans in support of their basic life needs through sustainable projects, educational programming, and financial support by collaborating with the people of African nations. All merchandise is purchased in Lesotho following Fair Trade practices. All proceeds serve Bloom Africa’s mission to educate and empower orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho. Based in Beavercreek, Ohio.

The Village Experience: A socially proactive business dedicated to uplifting impoverished communities through trade and tourism. Proceeds are used to support non-profit income generation projects globally. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

MOTIF: Exclusive on trend lifestyle and home accessories from Motif in Bangladesh. Since 1998, providing a safe place where vulnerable women and marginalized men earn their livelihood with integrity and respect. Our amazing artisans turn a wide variety of natural and recycled materials into items you’ll love! Based in Royal, Illinois.

B-Attitudes: Social enterprise working with cooperatives in developing countries.

Kahiniwalla: US distributors for Pebble products, a line of Fair Trade handmade baby toys, blankets and hats. Pebble products are made by rural women in Bangladesh. We also carry Basha, a line of jewelry made by former sex workers in Bangladesh. Based in Canton, Ohio.

World Peaces: A World Peaces is a Fair Trade company committed to creating a more peaceful world through ethical trading partnerhsip sof sustainable handcrafted accessories and cultural objects. Our focus is particularly to empower women in the developing world, as we believe they are the most effective local leaders in creating peace and prosperity.

Rwanda Women in Action: Rwanda Women in Action (RWIA) assist refugee women and their families from the countries of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Republic of Congo. Our goal is to establish sustainable programs to assist this growing refugee community. RWIA strives to support, guide and teach life and job skills to refugees as they work towards establishing social and economic independence in Central Ohio.

Bol Aweng and Jok Dau:As six year old boys, Jok Dau and Bol Aweng, two Lost Boys of Sudan, fled their village in 1987 when it was attacked, bombed and burned by government troops.  While walking 1,500 miles to Ethiopia and then to Kenya, they survived attacks by government troops, starvation, illness and attacks by wild animals.  Of the 35,000 Lost Boys that fled Southern Sudan, they were among the 16,000 who safely arrived in Kenya.  They spent fourteen years in refugee camps until they were approved for resettlement in the United States by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  They arrived in Nashville, Tennessee in 2001, worked at low wage jobs while earning Associate Degrees in Computer technology.  They moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University.  They became US citizens in 2007 and graduated from OSU with degrees in Political Science and Fine Arts. They offer Bol’s fine arts pieces inspired by his history as well as other items to support fundraising for their clinic project in Piol, South Sudan.

Vendor Application 2013

2013 vendor letter

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