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Fair Trade Holiday Sale
After 10 successful years, we are taking a break from hosting the annual Fair Trade Holiday Sale at Boston College.  If you are interested in purchasing fairly traded items, please visit any of our vendors websites directly.  

Past Participating Vendors
Alima's Purse
Aruna Designs

Beads for Peace
Camu Imports LLC
Equal Exchange
Kenyan Creations
Project Have Hope
Red Wind Councils
Tibet Arts Gallery
Vanishing Arts


History of the Fair Trade Holiday Sale

In 2005, the Boston College Neighborhood Center partnered with the Volunteer & Service Learning Center at Boston College to establish the Fair Trade Holiday Sale.  The annual event is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Neighborhood Center, Volunteer & Service Learning Center and BC Dining, and supported by concerned administrators, faculty and students at Boston College, that seeks to spread awareness of and access to fairly traded goods and crafts on our campus. The  Holiday Sale is promoted campus-wide as an alternative to commercial holiday shopping. All profits benefit two school scholarship funds for children in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Check out the video the Boston College Chronicle created about the Boston College Fair Trade Holiday Sale.