Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Jennifer Bacher Third-year Communication Studies & Multimedia
WHO ARE YOU WEARING? Jacket- Super Dry @ The Bay Blouse- H&M Jeans- H&M Boots- Hunter FAVOURITE DESSERT FOOD? Tiramisu. FAVOURITE DISNEY MOVIE? Sleeping Beauty. Classic!
YOSEIF HADDAD / PHOTO EDITOR
“Where can I shop Fair Trade?” Purchase your goods with the globe in mind. These Fair Trade Hamilton hotspots offer everything from coffee to quirky creations.
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Sarah O’Connor The Silhouette
Ten Thousand Villages
The Quirky Crocodile
Fair Trade coffee is probably the first thing people associate with the term, “fair trade”. While there are many places around McMaster that sell Fair Trade coffee (such as Union Market and My Dog Joe), it’s nice to explore the city a bit more and experience the downtown core. Homegrown Hamilton freshly roasts their coffee right in front of you using only Fair Trade and organic beans from around the world. They offer a variety of coffee flavours as well as snacks for you to enjoy. The café-by-day, bar-by-night, offers weekly live entertainment from local and non-local artists.
Celebrating its 68th anniversary as the largest Fair Trade retailer in North America, Ten Thousand Villages is definitely the most interesting of the shops because everything it sells is fair trade: coffee and tea, jewelry, and food items from India, Bangladesh and many other places. Additionally, Ten Thousand Villages sells a variety of fair trade chocolate and spices for cooking− a great way to spice up ramen noodles or a way to liven up dessert!
The Quirky Crocodile is a brand-new store to Hamilton that opened its doors on Feb.1. As well as selling fair trade coffee and tea, The Quirky Crocodile also sells gorgeous Fair Trade metal wall art from Haiti. The wall art is unique as it is recycled from steel oil drums and made with a hammer and chisel. The Quirky Crocodile also sells bamboo wind chimes, decorative masks, and products made by local artists such as hats, mittens, and sock animals.
27 King William Street Phone: (905) 777-8102
162 Locke Street South Phone: (905) 522-1626
600 Upper Wellington Street Phone: (905) 387-0404
Complimentary Roll up the Rims These may actually be better than free fruit explosion muffins.
The Feb. 27 edition of the Silhouette, McMaster University's student newspaper.