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When Global Exchange Met Ghirardelli

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Uncategorized on 13th October, 2014 | 2 Comments

After months of pressure, specialty chocolate company, Ghirardelli, sat down with us to talk about the cocoa supply sourcing that the company does in West Africa vs Fair Trade.
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Indigenous is here! Spreading the Beauty of Handmade & Fair Trade Eco-Fashion

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 18th September, 2014 | 1 Comment

I am so excited to welcome Indigenous Designs clothing into our Berkeley shop!
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Combat child slavery with ‘Back to School Photo Contest’

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 20th August, 2014 | No Comments

FTkidsMake a difference today by raising awareness in the cocoa industry. Join one of our campaigns to put an end to child slavery and empower the farmers who produce your favorite chocolates.
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Dinner with Holy Land and a Reality Tour to Palestine

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 9th July, 2014 | 2 Comments

Holy Land PestoQ: What has a robust aroma, flavors evocative of fresh fruit, a peppery bite and a hint of bitterness? A: Holy Land olive oil from Palestine, available at Global Exchange Fair Trade shop in Berkeley.
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Hey Ghirardelli. Time to put a Fair Trade label on it.

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 26th June, 2014 | No Comments

Ghirardelli_chocbarcroppedEarlier this year, we witnessed the influence our collective power has over corporations when Hershey’s finally made the commitment to have 100% ethically sourced cocoa by 2020. At the start of this year, the company announced that 18% of all the cocoa the company sourced globally in 2013 was certified, nearly double the company’s original 2013 […]
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Summer Tablecloths and The Elmwood Cafe

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 23rd June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Karas' of ElmwoodWe just received our summer shipment of hand, blockprinted table cloths from India so I invited Kara Hammond, the amazing General Manager of The Elmwood Café to come in and choose her favorite design. Afterwards Kara invited me to her café for my favorite hot drink! “The Elmwood District” is a neighborhood in Berkeley where the Global […]
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Top 5 Graduation Gifts Under $25

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 27th May, 2014 | No Comments

journal realWhat is better than to honor someone’s academic success than with a Fair Trade graduation gift? At Global Exchange Fair Trade shops we have many graduation gifts to choose from. Let me help inspire the perfect gift for your graduate or teacher. Here are my top 5 graduation gifts under $25
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Return from India #MothersAcrossBorders

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 7th May, 2014 | No Comments

#mothersacrossbordersHear the story of a beautiful mother Kamala Devi. She has a happy heart and is dedicated to her work. She makes stylish handmade expressions tote bags and takes pride in her work so much so that she wants her daughters to become artisans when they grow up.
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Meet the Women behind Fair Trade Business in Bogota

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 24th April, 2014 | No Comments

Tagua Artisan and Business Woman Lizzie ZunigaHear from mother, business woman, and artisan Sandra Navarrete who produces the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store’s line of Fair Trade tagua seed jewelry. In her own words: “I find purpose and possibility in my work. I am a mother to three daughters and I am very proud that I have developed the capacity and confidence to run a business. I know all the processes involved.”
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Return from India #BagsAcrossBorders

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bags Across BordersOur long-time Fair Trade partner, Handmade Expressions invited Global Exchange to northwest India to meet with a community of artisans who specialize in traditional wood block-printing and the production of our Fair Trade Eco-Shopper bags. Here’s our story!
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