Find unique, ethically sourced gifts at this Seattle holiday market

Nov 28 2019, 3:09 pm

Leave it to Bill and Melinda Gates to throw a Giving Marketplace, a market featuring holiday gifts that give back.

Most of us Seattlites believe that large corporations that produce goods using sweatshops are inherently problematic. A few businesses have been called out for having mental health crises in their factories, as well as being gruelling and inhumane.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is combatting this by offering a holiday market filled with unique, free-trade, and ethically sourced gifts. There will be everything from jarred chutneys to leather bracelets and knitted stuffies.

Posted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center on Friday, November 1, 2019

The market will feature dozens of pop-up shops that support women’s and girls’ empowerment, refugees, global health, and the environment.

A full list of vendors include:

  • African Women Business Alliance featuring African Print Takeover, Hawo Arts, Sage Soul Beauty, and Sweet Momma Brown
  • Ajiri Tea Company
  • Amplifier
  • Aviation for Humanity
  • Awamaki
  • BaMattoke Made
  • Bead for Life
  • Chief Seattle Club
  • Collective of Geniuses
  • Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
  • First Aid Arts
  • Friends of WPC Nepal
  • Heartspark Press
  • Kidz Positive
  • Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
  • One Equal Heart
  • Otra Vez
  • Path with Art
  • Pilgrim Africa
  • Powerful Voices
  • Push Pull
  • Real Change
  • Refugee Artisans Initiatiev
  • Snow Leopard Trust
  • Street Bean Coffee Roasters
  • Theo Chocolate
  • Unkitawa
  • Venutres Non-Profit
  • Water 1st
  • Water from Wine
  • Worldwide Fistula Fund
  • Youth Care
  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
  • Zuri

Giving Marketplace

When: December 6 and 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gates Foundation Discovery Center — 440 Fifth Avenue North
Admission: Free