Canada's Largest

Fair Trade World Craft Fair

Online for 2020!

I am so sad to not be busy preparing for our 28th Annual FIESTA WORLD CRAFT BAZAAR.  The much loved Fair that makes a difference will be missed by so many.  However, what we must also recognize is how important FIESTA is globally.  Our vendors who bring wonderful handicrafts, clothes, jewellery, household items, toys, art, cards, and edibles are small businesses and non-profits.  They are  directly involved with the artisans, who are often marginalized people living in the least developed countries of the world.  They are using skills and creativity that has been handed down for many generations in order to feed their families. 

COVID is a global pandemic that is tragically affecting their lives. They usually sell their wares to the tourists coming to their countries, or overseas to fair trade shops and Christmas markets such as FIESTA.  They live in countries whose governments are providing little or no financial support during these pandemic times.

So this year we are asking you to make FIESTA happen ONLINE!  

Please take some time to look at the list of online vendors and read the brief description of what they have to sell.  Then click on a specific vendor and you will go directly to their shop.  The vendors are ready to process your purchase using a variety of ways,  such as e-transfer, credit cards, paypal, square and more.  A few of our vendors are local and they will be able to have you pick up or will deliver.  Most of the vendors are from the Island, Salt Spring Island and Vancouver and they will be sending your beautiful gifts to you by courier or mail. You will be able to talk to them about your preference. All of these vendors have been regulars at FIESTA WORLD CRAFT BAZAAR in Courtenay, Duncan, Parksville, Victoria and Campbell River. There are no Fairs this year and even the businesses with shops have had closers and fewer sales. 

Please click on the FIESTA  video above, here on our homepage, and remember the warmth and community goodwill that has made FIESTA a delightful Christmas experience. 

Let's shop with our Hearts this season. Buy from your local shops and please remember that we are indeed a "small world after all" and shop FIESTA online.   

Check out Fiesta-World Craft Bazaar on  link to facebook page

And our ONLINE - Fiesta World Craft Bazaar 2020 Facebook event

The next in person Fiesta-World Craft Bazaar takes place on November 20th and 21st, 2021.

For more information contact Dave at kye_bay [at] shaw.ca or 250-218-3168.

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.

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.

Natural Cotton Colurs offers: 

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.