OPIRG McMaster’s Fair Trade Fest

Online Event

25/11/2020, 1:30 pm - TO 25/11/2020 - 2:30 pm

Organizer: Opirg McMaster

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Speakers followed by Q&A

ChocoSol: Celebrating the RE-Generative Intercultural Ecology of the Gold Medal Winning Jaguar Chocolate. Founder, Michael Sacco will discuss what makes a truly great chocolate-taste, nutrition, ecology, interculturality, and social purpose. Through the re-innovation of this ancient seed and the planting of thousands of trees since 2007 in the Chinantec community of San Felipe in Oaxaca Mexico, ChocoSol has found a powerful vehicle and vessel to celebrate and feed a hunger for a food and trade system that is ecologically regenerative and in solidarity with indigenous producers of Oaxaca and local sustainable minded customers of the North (

Moyaa Shea Products: People helping people. CEO, Debbie VanGrieken, will discuss paying Fair Wages, growing a sustainable business and helping to protect the environment. Putting people and planet before profit is the foundation of her triple bottom line business (

ALTR Soaps: Being sustainable as a small business.
ALTR makes handmade bar soap with locally grown and wildcrafted botanicals. Co-founder and former OPIRG board member, Amina Suhrwardy, will talk about the challenges of sourcing organic and Canadian ingredients as a natural care business and what impact a small business can have in its sustainable practices (

Fair Trade Basket Prizes
A chance to win one of two Fair Trade Baskets.
Fair Trade Products Discount
Participants will receive a 15% discount code for Fair Trade purchases made from Wed. Nov. 25 until Friday Nov. 27.
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