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Aid to Artisans Fair Trade Forum
From the Front Lines: Global Fair Trade in Developing Countries On Tuesday, April 29, 11 days before the celebration of World Fair Trade Day, the Hartford-based international development nonprofit Aid to Artisans (ATA) will introduce three of its program directors who are on the front lines of the global fair trade movement. ATA’s field staff from Colombia, El Salvador and South Africa will deliver first hand accounts of the progress and struggles facing artisans in developing countries that are working to overcome trade disadvantages and poverty. ATA has spent 32 years mentoring artisans in more than 110 struggling countries worldwide. ATA is the vital ingredient that links artisans in emerging communities with the global marketplace. Through ATA’s programs, artisan craft products are showcased at international trade shows, esteemed designers travel abroad on training missions and buyers fly thousands of miles to source artisans’ work in remote regions across the globe. With a hand in the entire maker to market distribution process, ATA and its partners strengthen artisans’ abilities to build prosperous enterprises and reach new markets. By dramatically improving their incomes, artisans are able to provide new homes, educational opportunities for their children and improvements to entire communities. ATA’s ultimate goal is to help the artisans connect with new markets, provide for their families through fair trade and environmental sustainability and preserve the beauty of their craft and cultural traditions. Sponsored by World Affairs Council and Hartford Public Library


Apr 29
6:00 PM - 7:30 AM


Hartford Public Library
500 Main St
Hartford, CT



(860) 947 3344

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