September: Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All


Fair Trade LA is 10 and we’re celebrating Oct 4th!
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World Peace Day!
Declared by the United Nations, 1981

International Day of Peace, Sep 21st

How will you show your support?

Peace themed gifts from Fair Trade retailers Vida Verde and Ten Thousand Villages (see images to the left):

Explore 8 ways to participate (thanks Hosteling International):

  1. Create origami doves
  2. Take a picture with a peace sign and share on social media
  3. Ask strangers to sign a mag to show where they are from
  4. Learn how to say peace in other languages
  5. Watch top films about peace
  6. Listen to a peace playlist online
  7. Cook a traditional meal from another country
  8. Visit an HI Hostel and “sleep for peace”

Photos by Ten Thousand Villages, the UN and Matr Boomie


Fair Trade Fetes

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Events

September 13
St. Andrew’s Boutique
311 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

September 25-27
LA Green Festival
Fr 12-6pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Su 10am-5pm
LA Convention Center
South Hall K

October 4
Fair Trade LA 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
USC Catholic Center
844 W Thirty Second St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Fair Trade Campaign

Fair Trade Towns
Los Angeles
Help us make Los Angeles a Fair Trade Town (which would be the largest in the US!). Invest in this movement and share in our celebration at our 10 Year Celebration, October 4th, 1-4pm, at USC Catholic Center. The event will include Fair Trade artisans, Fair Trade bites and spirits, live entertainment, and a silent auction. Plus, free parking!

Member Highlight

Founder, Vida Verde
Boutique Coord, FTLA

Laurel Averill

Laurel Averill has been a member of Fair Trade LA for 5 years. Having 20 years of retail experience she came into the position of Boutique Coordinator for FTLA very easily. Laurel has her own business called Vida Verde and her focus is Fair Trade jewelry, accessories, and home decor. During the holiday months she will be at several churches and businesses across LA with her caravan of Fair Trade vendors.


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