In addition to a chance to get a glimpse at one-of-a- kind pieces of clothing and jewelry from all around the world, attendees at the benefit—which will take place at the store—will also contribute to a great cause.
All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to SowHope, a global organization that helps and inspires women living in extreme poverty by promoting wellness, education, and economic opportunities.
Convinced that this is a good cause, but still a little bit confused about what Fair Trade is?
Basically, it’s a socially conscientious way to shop. Artisans are paid fair, sustainable wages for their work so they are able to support their families, and work in safe and stable conditions.
At Mustard Seed, the proceeds are donated to help women and children both overseas and in the United States.
As one of the only independent fair trade gift shops on the North Shore, Mustard Seed’s entire sales staff is comprised of volunteers, and over 95 percent of their products are Fair Trade items.
Mustard Seed’s fourth annual Fashion Show Benefit is Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the boutique, located at 202 E Westminster Avenue in Lake Forest. For more information call 847-735-0211.