Local vendors

The focus of the Wichita Alternative Gift Market is to serve those in need in our community and around the world. Therefore, most of the gifts featured at the market are not “stuff,” but rather financial support for projects in honor of a loved one. However, each year as space allows, we do feature a few vendors whose mission is parallel with ours, for those shoppers seeking more traditional, tangible gift items. These vendors offer items such as fair trade crafts, food items, and more — and the proceeds from the sale of those items go to our global neighbors in need.

Local vendors for 2017 were:

Volunteers work on the 2015 fair-trade products display.

Volunteers display the 2015 fair-trade products.

Market vendors from previous years have included:

  • East Heights United Methodist Church (with sales of cookbooks)
  • Fair Trade Fans Wichita/Newton (formerly Ten Thousand Villages Newton, with sales of fair trade crafts, jewelry, and food items)
  • Legacy Potteryworks
  • Olive Branch Mission African Jewelry Project
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kansas (with sales of wall calendars)
  • Tissu Sewing Studio
  • Trades of Hope
  • Wichita Women’s Initiative Network (with sales of hand-woven items and packaged food products)
2015 market shoppers peruse products made by WIN participants.

2015 market shoppers peruse products made by Women’s Initiative Network participants.