Wayland BSM to host Good News Goods Fair Trade market
October 21, 2010
PLAINVIEW – The Baptist Student Ministries at Wayland Baptist University will host a Good News Goods Fair Trade Market from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 as a shopping venue.
The fair trade market features a variety of items produced around the world and all sourced according to the principles of fair trade, which include no forced labor, living wages paid, gender equality and environmental stewardship. Items to be featured include consumables such as coffee, tea, rice, sugar and lotion; crafts such as jewelry, bags, purses, fashion accessories; housewares such as bowls, trays and coasters; and more.
During the market at Wayland’s BSM, samples of the items will be available and customers may browse the various offerings. Participants will then order any desired items to be shipped directly to their homes.
“This will be a great time for holiday shopping for some unique gifts, and your purchasing power can influence other people’s lives,” said BSM Director Donnie Brown.
The market will be open at the BSM’s Student Ministries Activities Center, located at Ninth and Utica Streets, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 30; 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31; and from 3-10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1.
Good News Goods focuses on the connection between products purchased by Americans and the personal stories of those who produce them around the world, including the impact of those purchases. The goal of Good News Goods is to transition beyond simple charity to justice that not only breaks the cycle of poverty but plays a vital role in job creation, sustainable development and the restoration of dignity and security to women, men and children in the developing world.
The market is an initiative of the Christian Life Commission and an affiliate of the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger. The primary supplier is Trade as One.
For more information, contact Brown at 291-3595.