Maureen speaks at Green Fest

Maureen speaks at Green Fest

Do you know where your shirt was made? And under what conditions? Mata Traders is transforming the garment industry, proving it is possible to work with small-scale producers and pay a living wage, all while creating a product that sells.

On Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm, Maureen will be speaking at Chicago's Green Festival about her experience working with producers in India and the new Fair Trade Certified apparel standard.

Green Fest celebrates what’s working in our communities—for people, business and the environment. Join Mata Traders at the nation’s premier sustainability event, where you will see the best in green. Enjoy more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and educators; great how-to workshops; cutting-edge films; fun activities for kids; organic beer and wine; delicious vegetarian cuisine and diverse live music. Shop in Green Fest's unique marketplace of more than 350 eco-friendly businesses—everything from all-natural body care products and organic cotton clothing to Fair Trade gifts and beautiful kitchen tiles made from renewable resources.  Mention this blog post at Mata Traders' booth and receive 10% off your purchase of $30 or more.

See the most recent developments in renewable energy and green technology; sample Fair Trade chocolate and coffee (yes, they really do taste better); and learn how to invest in your community, green your home and avoid products made in sweatshops.

Green Fest Facts:

  • Green Fest is the largest sustainability event in the world and continues to grow year after year.


  • Green Fest is the only green event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to sustainability, ecological balance and social justice using Green America’s green business standards.


  • Green Fest offsets 100% of its electricity emissions with clean, renewable energy.


  • Green Fest walks its talk: each year it gets closer to being a zero-waste event.


    May 22-23, 2010

    Saturday – 10am – 7pm

    Sunday – 11am – 6pm


    Navy Pier

    600 E Grand Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60611