Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Meet the Founders of Threads WorldWide at Eclipse Chocolates in South Park!

We hope you join Fair Trade San Diego County on Tuesday, 8/21 at Eclipse Chocolates  and learn how THREADS WORLDWIDE creates life-changing work with women around the world through the fair trade of artisan jewelry. All are welcome!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

We are excited to promote an event at Fair Trade Decor in Coronado on July 6th, 7th & 8th.   We hope you stop by their store and learn about the carvings of alebrijes and enjoy live music from local musicians.


Alebrije Carvings LIVE!

By Haley Stee

Mark your calendars everyone! We are very happy to welcome Saul and Alma from Oaxaca, Mexico, back at Fair Trade Decor this summer! Joined with Latin style musician trio, Son Pa Ti! A three day event weekend demonstrating how they carve and paint alebrijes with live music!Alebrijes are an internationally respected Mexican tradition that first originated with Pedro Linares in the 1930s. Linares fell ill and while unconscious he dreamt of a strange forest. There, he saw animals turning into fantasies. Donkey’s with butterfly wings, a rooster with bull horns and many more creatures, with all of them shouting one word, “Alebrijes”. Upon recovering, he began recreating these figures in cardboard and paper mache. Today alebrijes are hand-carved from copal-wood found in the state of Oaxaca, and have recently been spotlighted though the the Disney Pixar movie, Coco. Saul first learned about the art of cutting and painting wood at the age of 11, thanks to the help of his older brother. His wife Alma learned how to paint the alebrijes shortly after meeting Saul. Together, inspired by the nature and shapes of wood around them, they created a family business making these fun alebrijes with over 23 years of experience! Along their journey, Saul & Alma partnered with the San Jose State University to help reforestation in Oaxaca. You can see this delicate process in person at our store, July 6th, 7th and 8th. Local musicians Son Pa Ti will be joining the fun on July 7th. You can listen to their music through the link provided below.

We hope to see you there!
 Fair Trade Decor 
828 Orange AveCoronado, CA 92118
Event Dates and Times: 
Saul & Alma’s alebrije carvings:July 6th, 3:00pm - 8:00 pm
July 7th & 8th, 10:30am -2:30pm
Son Pa Ti, musicians:
 Son Pa Ti, https://www.son-pa-ti.com/
July 7th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day in San Diego

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day 2018

Friday, May 11 5-7pm

"Meet and Greet"

All Are Invited!  

Fair Trade Advocates,
Here is an opportunity to celebrate Fair Trade and to meet Jacyln Vogel a new and enthusiastic member of San Diego Fair Trade County.  Jacyln is planning to work toward having San Diego declared as a "Fair Trade Town".  This is a huge endeavor and we will need widespread participation and support.  Official declaration is something we have discussed for some years.  Now we are hoping it can happen.  Jacyln's biography follows.  We are happy to have her on board.  - San Diego Fair Trade County

Jaclyn Vogel is a Masters student pursuing her degree in Conservation Education, and is an intern at the Port of San Diego on the Energy and Sustainability Team. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Jaclyn relocated to San Diego five years ago.
Jaclyn is excited to announce that she is pursuing the establishment of the City of San Diego as an official Fair Trade Town. Fair trade aligns well with Jaclyn’s thesis, which is centered around conscious consumerism. Jaclyn recognizes that humanity’s consumption is responsible for the degradation of natural resources and the maltreatment of marginalized communities. These are why she is passionate about educating consumers in developed nations on how to be more sustainable in their consumption behavior. Fair trade provides a prominent platform to effectively engage consumers in sustainability, and the Fair Trade Town: San Diego campaign will hopefully encourage consumers in the region to select fair trade products first and foremost.

At this time, Jaclyn is still in the planning phase for the campaign, and hopes to organize an initiation meeting within the next month. If you are interested in participating in the campaign, please follow this link to register and Jaclyn will reach out to you regarding next steps soon.
Celebrating World Fair Trade Event Ideas!
Looking for ideas for World Fair Trade Day? Check out WFTD 2018 here. Do you have an event to share? Let us know and we will get the word out. 
Join Fair Trade partner, Threads Worldwide on WFTD on May 12th at the 2018 Recycled Art & Fashion Show. Event will be held at 6:30pm at the Monte De Oro Winery in Temecula.