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Fair Trade Day

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Supporters of the global fair trade movement, and those who want to learn more about it, will soon have an opportunity. World Fair Trade Day will be celebrated May 14 to bring attention to fair trade principles and a sustainable economy.

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Gilday's Tea Shoppe, Celtic Market and Fair Trade Boutique, 1001 S. First St., Willmar, is planning some special events that will be announced later.

The standards of fair trade include creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers, transparency and accountability, capacity building, fair prices, gender equity, compliance with child labor laws, and responsible methods of production that protect the environment.

Products must meet established fair trade criteria in order to receive the fair trade label.

For more information: www.fairtradefederation.org.

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