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Come see Marigold at the Fair Trade Futures Conference in Boston (Sept.10th-12th)

Fair Trade FuturesMarigold Fair Trade Clothing will be attending the Fair Trade Futures Conference, which takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 10-12, 2010. This will be Marigold’s fifth time attending this event, which has been dubbed North America’s largest fair trade conference. The weekend will feature seminars, discussions, workshops, social activities and a free to the public exposition and shop of 75+ fair trade vendors, including Marigold.

Conference organizers have invited professionals, entrepreneurs, activists, students, and anyone in the public who is interested in finding out more about fair trade and meeting like-minded people. The event is intended to be a learning experience and an open forum for discussion for the projected 750+ attendees traveling to Boston from around the country and globe.  Topics will include:

  • The Politics of Fair Trade Certification and Governance
  • How to be an Effective Fair Trade Advocate
  • Kids: Creating a Fair Trade Future
  • Fair Trade 101
  • What is the Future of Fair Trade?
  • Does Fair Trade Deliver on its Promise?

In addition to formal presentations, conference attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in discussions with many high-profile organizations and speakers including:

  • Kevin Danaher, Co-Founder and Public Education Director, Global Exchange
  • Safia Minney, Founder, People Tree UK
  • Carmen Iezzi, Fair Trade Federation
  • David Funkhouser, Transfair USA
  • Ron Hershey, Ten Thousand Villages
  • Sophi Trancell, Divine Chocolate

With so many bright minds coming together at one time, new ideas, innovations, and heated debates are guaranteed to be an overarching theme of the weekend’s exciting events. So are you interested in attending? Tickets are still available and can be purchased online or at the door.  Please visit the conference website for more information and we hope to see you at our Fair Trade Marketplace booth next week!

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September 4, 2010 at 12:34 am 1 comment

Fair Trade Futures Conference

Each year, Marigold Fair Trade attends the Fair Trade Federation’s Annual Conference. This year the conference will be held in Boston from September 10-12. Open to members and non-members alike-this is a great way to see the scope of the fair trade movement and connect with other folks involved. Stop by our booth on Saturday during the Fair Trade Marketplace to get a sneak peak at some of Marigold’s Fall/ Winter Collection! Hope to see you there!

More on the conference:

Fair Trade Futures Conference:
Transforming Our Global Community
September 10-12, 2010

From September 10-12, 2010, the Fair Trade Futures Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, students, advocates, faith community members, concerned citizens, interested individuals, and others in Boston, MA for the largest Fair Trade event in North American history!

The event will include seminars, workshops, site visits, discussions, social activities, and an exposition of 50+ Fair Trade vendors to educate and inspire about the holistic approach to business and poverty alleviation that Fair Trade provides.

For more information and to register, please visit the Conference Website: fairtradeconference.ning.com.

August 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment


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