【DE】Bazaar Berlin: Christmas gifts for globetrotters

Shopping like on vacation: 220 exhibitors from 35 countries present from 3rd to 7th November at Bazaar Berlin extraordinary products with special stories – International sales fair for handicrafts, design, natural goods and fair trade products at the Berlin exhibition center – Theme world Fair & Social celebrates its premiere

 

 

220 exhibitors from 35 countries transform the exhibition halls under the Berlin radio tower into the Bazaar Berlin. Photo: Messe Berlin

 

Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, Ghana and Italy in five days? This only works at Bazaar Berlin, the international sales fair for handicrafts, design, natural goods and fair trade products. From 3rd to 7th November, the gates open again at the Berlin exhibition center and 220 exhibitors and producers from 35 countries invite you to go shopping in an extraordinary bazaar atmosphere.

“We are very happy that it is finally starting again!” says Esther Piehl, project manager of Bazaar Berlin. Here with us at Bazaar Berlin, what belongs together comes together again: sustainable ideas, international creativity, traditional craftsmanship, passion and enthusiasm for the unique, for the special. Even if the Bazaar Berlin cannot yet take place in full size again this year due to ongoing international travel restrictions, we are pleased that exhibitors and producers from 35 countries are here in Berlin. We are particularly honored by the trust and loyalty of our long-standing partners and exhibitors, including from Asia, South America and Africa, who absolutely wanted to be there again this year.”

Superior Arts & Handicrafts from Nepal has been bringing high-quality Nepalese and Tibetan handicrafts to Bazaar Berlin for more than 40 years. Artesanías Típicas Ecuador from Ecuador, Culturas Andinas Tiahuanacu and Wasi Punku from Bolivia have been enriching the World Market with handmade and traditional products from South America for more than 30 years. AndGeolicrafts Ventures from Ghana – a loyal exhibitor and partner for more than 20 years – brings authentic African handicrafts and rhythmic drumming to the exhibition halls under the Berlin radio tower.

 

Fair & Social – fair action connects

The market for fair trade and socially produced goods has been growing for years. Where a product comes from, how it is manufactured and traded, is becoming increasingly important. With the Fair Trade Market, which has been an integral part since 2014, Bazaar Berlin takes this development into account. For this year’s event, the fair theme world will be expanded under the name Fair & Social to include offers from social institutions such as workshops and manufactories as well as social and non-profit companies and organizations. The diverse offer ranges from fairly produced fashion from Cambodia to a German-Ghanaian revolution in the chocolate world to fair silver jewelry from Mexico as well as bags and backpacks made of old cement bags made in Kenya as part of a social project. Greenpeace and the Fair Trade Action Alliance, as well as the “Fair Rally!” provide information about fair and social commitment. from Engagement Global.

 

Focus on social responsibility

In the almost 60-year tradition of Bazaar Berlin, the combination of good business with social commitment is always a central value and an important concern. This is still evident today in the extraordinary commitment of the exhibitors as well as the resulting special products from all over the world.

This year for the first time at Bazaar Berlin: . Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children’ from Gaza. The organization was founded in 1998 to provide jobs for deaf women and men, among other things, and to strengthen them economically. Today, the manufactories produce high-quality Palestinian handicrafts such as hand-painted wood or ceramics as well as embroidery on clothing and textiles. The products are handmade by qualified artisans – men and women with hearing impairments who work in the Atfaluna Crafts production workshops.

In support of the “Defend Afghan Women’s Rights” initiative, which works for women in Afghanistan, the Chapati Design team from Berlin has come up with something special: Chapati designed the #Chapati_Humanity hoodie to pay more attention to the situation of women in Afghanistan and the goal of collecting donations. The GOTS certified hoodie made of organic cotton will be presented at Bazaar Berlin. The proceeds from the sale go fully into the work of “Defend Afghan Women`s Rights”.

 

Catwalk for “Fair Mode”

On Friday and Saturday (5th and 6th November), Hall 19 turns into a catwalk: The fashion show “Fair Mode” shows exclusively fair-made and traded fashion here on both days at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. On the one hand, the program includes the excellent collections that have been created over the last two years at the Modern Ethnic Design Center (MEDC) in Cambodia. On the other hand, fair textiles from the world shop A Janela and collections from Chapati Design are shown. The fashion show is supported by the State Office for Development Cooperation in the Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises.

International shopping mile and marketplace of cultures

If you are looking for chic bells and whistles for yourself or original Christmas gifts for your loved ones, you will find what you are looking for at Bazaar Berlin. A look at the site plan confirms: There is something for everyone here. Like at a real bazaar, visitors can discover, browse, marvel and of course buy in five theme worlds.

The offer ranges from the World Market with unique goods and typical handicrafts across the continents (halls 18 and 20) to art & style with unusual and individual fashion, jewelry and accessories (palaais) to natural living with many products for a healthy life (hall 20). Fair & Social (Palais) focuses on fair trade and socially produced goods. If you are looking for the Living Africa area, you just have to follow the call of drums (Hall 20) and in the theme world Winter at home (Hall 20), visitors can expect an atmospheric pre-Christmas ambience.

 

By far the safest Bazaar Berlin

The 3G principle applies at Bazaar Berlin this year. This means that those who have either been vaccinated or recovered or have a daily negative test may participate. A corresponding proof is checked at the entrance. In addition, masks are mandatory in the exhibition halls under the radio tower – as is usual in department stores and boutiques – as well as the already known and practiced minimum distances. Food and drinks are only allowed in the seating area in the Palais. All hygiene and safety measures necessary for Bazaar Berlin are continuously coordinated with the competent authorities and, if necessary, adapted accordingly.

Detailed information on the extensive hygiene and safety concept that Messe Berlin has developed based on the current Berlin SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance and the coordination with the responsible health office can be found online at www.bazaar-berlin.de/de/die-messe/news-wichtige-hinweise/.

 

The most important things in brief:

Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Venue | Entrance

In Halls 18 and 20 as well as in the Palais am Funkturm, Berlin Exhibition Center, North Entrance on Masurenallee.

 

Tickets | Entrance fees

Ticket sales will take place exclusively online this year:

www.bazaar-berlin.de/de/besuchen/tickets/.

  • Entrance ticket (online): 7.00 euros

Day tickets (first visit Wednesday to Saturday) are so-called “comeback tickets”, i.e. they entitle you to a second visit the following day from 3 p.m.

  • Child admission ticket (online): 4.00 euros

For children aged 7 – 12 years accompanied by parents or a legal guardian.

  • Free admission for children up to the age of 6 on all five days of the fair.

The accompanying person of a severely disabled person with the mark “B” in the severely disabled ID card has free admission.

Parking spaces

We recommend traveling by public transport, as there is only a limited contingent of free parking spaces available on site at the Messe Nord entrance (Masurenallee).

Public transport

  • S-Bahn S41, S42, S46 (Messe Nord/ICC)
  • Underground U2 (Kaiserdamm, Theodor-Heuss-Platz)
  • Bus X34, X49, M49, 104, 349 (Masurenallee/ZOB

More information can be found at www.bazaar-berlin.de as well as on Facebook and Instagram(@BazaarBerlin).

 

About the BAZAAR BERLIN

From 3rd to 7th November 2021, the Bazaar Berlin will take place for the 59th Sometimes at the Berlin exhibition center. This year, the Bazaar Berlin will take place on a slightly smaller scale due to the pandemic. In 2019, around 500 exhibitors from over 60 countries presented high-quality handicrafts, typical specialties, individual fashion, jewelry, accessories, eco- and fair trade products, natural goods and much more at the traditional sales fair in the five theme worlds World Market, Fair & Social,

The combination of good business with social commitment is an important concern of Bazaar Berlin. Since the fair started under the name “Partner of Progress” as a development policy event in 1962, it has regularly supported and promoted programs for ethically correct, fair trade and sustainable production of goods.

 

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