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Global Exchange’s Fair Trade blog is on hiatus!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 22nd November, 2015 | No Comments

With more than 350 Fair Trade related blogs, there is plenty of information at this site, but for now, this blog is on hiatus! Updates about Fair Trade are now posted at Global Exchange’s People-to-People blog site, which also carries all of Global Exchange’s news and updates.

Fair Trade USA Launches Fair Trade Certified Coconuts

Posted by in Uncategorized on 13th April, 2015 | No Comments

A farmer works to replant coconut treesAmid coconut boom, Fair Trade certification empowers farmers and workers to improve their lives and protect the environment. Although coconut products are booming in popularity, the individuals producing them are not always reaping the rewards. There is a significant gap between skyrocketing sales in North America and poverty level incomes earned by farmers in key coconut producing economies.

Valentine’s Day Action Kits are Here!

Posted by in Uncategorized on 27th January, 2015 | No Comments

Valentine’s Day is a HUGE holiday for chocolate and this year show your love by taking action for Fair Trade! Available in short supply and until Feb 1 only, this kit supports Fair Trade artisans and farmers – producing wonderful chocolate you can enjoy!

Congratulations, you’ve won a BENNY!

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 23rd January, 2015 | No Comments

For more than ten years the Business Ethics Network, BENNY awards have been given to recognize innovative and successful campaigns to make corporations more socially and environmentally responsible. We’re proud to announce that this fall the “Raise the Bar Hershey’s campaign” has been awarded an Activist’s Choice award for 2014!

Berkeley: Thank You for 23-Years in Fair Trade!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd January, 2015 | 9 Comments

Jocelyn-and-Kara-Fair-TradeAfter 23-years in business on College Ave. in Berkeley, California, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store will be closing its doors. Strategic decision making by our board of directors has prompted this change and in the New Year, we’ll be focusing in on our hard hitting campaign work. Our closure is in no way a reflection of the thriving Fair Trade economy! Fair Trade is vibrant and the movement is growing. Global Exchange is proud to have been an instrumental part of this growth.

Top 5 Fair Trade Gifts Well Under $10

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 26th November, 2014 | 1 Comment

heart JBLooking for affordable, meaningful gifts this holiday season? Let’s make it easy for you. As the buyer for the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, I spent months connecting with our artisan partners to bring in a line of unique gifts that carry a story AND fit your budget. Here are my top 5 picks well under $10….perfect for your unexpected guest, teacher, neighbor, co-worker and loved ones.

Top 5 Winter Wonderland Earrings

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates, Uncategorized on 21st November, 2014 | No Comments

E6Walking into winter months when jackets and scarves become a necessity, a bold pair of Fair Trade earrings is an easy way to maintain your personal style, uplift your spirit, and participate in the greater economic good. This season Global Exchange’s offering of Fair Trade earrings are fantastic! My top 5 favorites are….

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.

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!

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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