SAN FRANCISCO—The 2015 Fair Trade Bazaar is taking place on July 25 at the de Young Museum of Golden Gate Park. The bazaar features over 17 marketeers who offer accessories and textiles from all over the world.
Among the traders is the online company 12 Small Things, which sells handmade tunics and bags. These products are made by artisans from Bangladesh, Kenya, Haiti, Afghanistan, Mali, India, Peru and Mozambique. The company states on their website that all products are fairly traded so artisans can earn enough wages to afford daily necessities and send their children to school.
Encanto Jewels will also be present at the bazaar. The company makes jewelry from seeds of palm-like trees in South America, making them eco-friendly and fair trade certified.
Admission to the fourth annual Fair Trade Bazaar is free. The products will be displayed in the Piazzano Murals Room. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases.
The museum store founded the event to promote fair trade within the San Francisco community. While at the museum, patrons can also see art from the Americas, Africa and the Pacific.
The de Young regularly offers free admission on the first Tuesday of every month. The next free admission day will be August 4.