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On June 16th, 2011, we are excited to host Ethical & Fair Trade Products in the Marketplace – A discussion & networking evening at Network Orange (ING Direct Café) on 221 Yonge St. in Toronto Ontario from 5pm to 7pm!

The evening will be the first event of its kind with a goal to encourage and promote conversations focused on the state of sustainable and ethical products in our marketplace today. Ethically-made or fair-trade products have had an established history in Canada, however, ethical consumerism has lacked significant momentum in gaining mass market presence.

Our panel (which will be announced soon!) will be focused on the discussion of where this niche sector stands today and what must be done in order to achieve scale and mass market appeal. Consumerism can be used a tool to promote social change. Does the sector need to look at how traditional retail operates? Do fashion and industry trends need to play a greater part in ethical sourcing of products? What will it take to attract a larger group of consumers to go ethical?

Date/Time: June 16th, 2011 – 5:00PM – 7:00PM+
Location: ING Direct Cafe, 221 Yonge St.
Register: http://ethicalproducts.eventbrite.com

Spread the word, register for the event and we look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit our website (www.shopanthropic.com) or check out our twitter at (www.twitter.com/enablechange).