Moraine Park celebrated Fair Trade Month in October by hosting three Pop Up shops (October 25, 26, and 28). A small open shop event for promoting Fair Trade products was displayed in each campus cafeteria. Featured shops included In the Meantime Gifts and Just Fare Market. The event brought in many students, staff, and faculty that shopped the tables filled with beautiful artisan crafts. Highlighted items were Mayan friendship bracelets which are the base of profit for Mayan families, etched gourd ornaments, paper and fabric crafts, and plenty of coffee and chocolates.

It was an enjoyable event for a great cause. Shop Fair Trade so the producers of the goods can earn a sustainable lifestyle, farm better, and secure the rights of the workers.

Visit Just Fare Market or In the Meantime Gifts today!

Fair trade pop-up in cafeteria
Mayan Hands bracelets
Fair trade pop-up

Written by Laura Steinman, Meeting and Event Planning student

Written by Amy Harmsen