The Best Fair Trade Stores In Chicago

Benita Gingerella

Chicago is home to the largest fair trade coalition in the United States. As such, the city is filled with stores and restaurants that sell products to support artisans all over the world. The stores listed below provide an outlet for shoppers to buy unique gifts and also give back to the artisans who created them.

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1. Greenheart Shop


Selection of garments at Mata Traders
© Benita Gingerella
Located in Old Town, Greenheart offers a wide range of clothing, home décor, kitchen items, toys, jewelry, and gifts. Its products are eco-friendly and support artisans all over the world, including locals. The shop is part of the Greenheart International Organization, which works to promote environmentalism, cultural exchange, and the end global poverty through volunteer programs. Greenheart is also a member of the Chicago Fair Trade and the Fair Trade Federation.

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