For three decades, the folks of Ganesh Himal Trading, a Spokane-based wholesale company that imports goods from cottage industries in Nepal, have hosted an annual Fair Trade Festival to kick off the holiday season. Setting up shop inside the progressive Community Building in downtown Spokane, the festival offers sustainable, fairly traded products from around the world — handmade bags, accessories, jewelry, clothing and other goods — that Ganesh Himal (the name refers to a sub-range of the Himalayas) typically ships to retailers around the U.S. and Canada. The 31st annual festival lets locals jump-start holiday shopping while supporting a good cause.
Fri, Nov. 27 to Sun, Nov. 29, from 9 am-5 pm each day • Community Building • 35 W. Main • ganeshhimaltrading.com/festivaloffairtrade
— Chey Scott