Canada's Largest

Fair Trade World Craft Fair

Thank you Comox Valley for your wonderful support for our live 2021 FIESTA WORLD CRAFT BAZAAR. 

It really was a special weekend!  You took away an amazing array of handmade, ecofriendly,useful and beautiful gifts that will be a delight for you and yours and thousands of artisans around the world and here at home. 

There will now be an eye clinic in the Himalayan mountains, a 100 women in the Andes will continue to receive life saving wages, seniors in Guatemala will go on enjoying lunches and social times, women in Senegal will be able to receive needed wages for processing shea butter nuts, kids will go to school in Kenya and Tanzania and here in our Valley L’Arche members will be able to carry on making their brilliant candles and delicious soups, the Art Card group will receive their wages, the Church St. Refugee Group is closer to its goal and the Glacier Grannies can again send a large amount of money to the Grandmothers and their orphan Grandchildren in 15 African countries.

These are only a few of the feel good stories that make FIESTA such a special win-win experience! 

If you sadly missed FIESTA live, please look below for 23 vendors ready to show you their products online and make you happy. 

See you in 2022, November 19th and 20th, mark it on your new calendars and wishing you peace and joy and sending you a BIG GLOBAL THANK YOU!

 

Vendors.

All African Fair Trade Society products use the highest quality raw unrefined Shea Butter. Our products are produced in an environmentally sensitive manner without being tested on animals.

For 10 years Aldea Maya has been selling Christmas cards designed by Vancouver Island students. These cards help us to fund our projects in Chuk Muk, Guatemala.

Designed by David and Anna Hall in Comox, BC, they work closely with their carving partners in Indonesia to create these beautiful North American Birds. They have been working with the same three families for 8 years.

Batiqua is a fairtrade company specialised in the design and distribution of handcrafted textiles for home decor, proudly made in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Comox Valley Conservation Calendar showcases photographs of local wildlife and  iconic natural areas. Each month profiles one of the Valley’s stewardship groups working to protect and restore our watersheds and natural areas.

Natural Cotton Colurs offers: 

Andrew Talbot grew up exploring and photographing the far corners of the island from an early age.

Eco Mama’s Global Community Gardens is a conscious, grassroots not for profit organization based in British Columbia, Canada.

Gathering Place is our family business on Cortes Island, BC.

Glacier Granny products are made locally in the Comox Valley by women supporting African grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren in 15 Sub-Saharan countries affected by HIV and AIDS and now Covid19.   We are part of the Grandmother

Global Village Nanaimo (GVN) is an independent, non-profit society selling fair trade goods in the Central Vancouver Island region. The society is run by a volunteer board and supported by volunteer salespeople.

 

Culture and tradition handcrafted.

Kasandy is a fair trade store, where customers can buy handmade products made by artisans in Kenya, East Africa as well as local artisans and other groups from around the world.

L'ArcheWorx Collective offers fun and eco-friendly recycled wax candles, beeswax Advent candles and taper pairs, delicious soup cones in two sizes, art cards, calendars and canvas prints.

We offer a variety of hand crafted goods from Kenya including wooden kitchenware, purses, scarves, jewelry, notebooks and art. All profits from sales go towards supporting a learning center in the slum of Kawangware, Kenya.

Marigold Collective is a social enterprise dedicated to the social and economic empowerment of women. We partner with women-focused, Artisan Cooperatives in developing countries and provide market access for their high-quality craft.

Our mission:

To create opportunities and empower ARTISANS in developing countries around the world...to promote FAIR TRADE.

Mosqoy is a grassroots organization that works towards global sustainability and resilience by empowering local culture. We work with rural Quechua populations in the Andean mountains of Peru.

Resilient Generations is a social enterprise that provides services and products that support business development primarily for youth in Africa through partnerships in Canada.

Simzi Crafts is a family enterprise, supporting rural women weavers making traditional Zulu ilala palm baskets in South Africa; as well as town-dwelling artisans who make contemporary hand-woven telephone wire baskets.

Small World Imports offers Tibetan carpets made in by the Tibetan Refugee Community in Bodhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Spectacled Bear Conservation - Peru (SBC) works to ensure the conservation of the Spectacled bear in the dry forest habitat of northern Peru through scientific research and education, while working collaboratively with private land owner

The Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group is raising funds to sponsor three refugees to come to the Comox Valley under Canada’s Private Refugee Sponsorship Program.

To fundraise we create:

The Intersection: Fair Trade! is based out of Surrey BC, Canada, and we sell quality, ethically sourced Fair Trade products. We want to offer you products that come with faces and stories.

 
The small tea co-operative's involvement with several independent, small-scale tea growers from the state of Assam in northeast India began in 1999.

This year our hummingbird trees are online!  We bring you some of the most finely crafted fairly traded art work from Guatemala.