Fair Trade Fair
Posted by Lauren Dockery
Sunday, May 15, 2022, 8:00 AM
St. Paul’s Youth Group is hosting a Fair Trade Fair on May 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several Fairtrade Certified vendors from Northeast Ohio, including One World Shop and Esperanza Threads, will sell their goods and wares in Tucker Hall.
The youth were not always concerned about fair trade practices, but in November 2021, during a three-week-long unit about serving (in the Seeking, Serving, Loving, Together curriculum), the youth church school class was asked to pick an issue and create a project to support it. After much discernment, the class decided that they were concerned about the practices of the “fast fashion” industry. They spent the formation hour researching the unethical ways garment workers are treated, and watched documentaries about how clothing production hurts the environment. While brainstorming solutions, the teens realized that the group, Fairtrade International was already striving to address these issues. They decided to get on board and show support by hosting an event to educate the parish about Fair Trade products.
Be sure to stop in Tucker Hall on Sunday, May 15, to show your support for the youth and this cause that they have dedicated several months of work.
Tags: Youth / Outreach at St. Paul's