28th June, 2010 - Posted by Jocelyn Boreta - 1 Comment
Fair Trade Summer Dress Celebration & Iced Tea Tasting
Celebrate summer with Fair Trade sun dresses at all Global Exchange store locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, Washington D.C. and Virginia!
Saturday July 3, 11am-4pm
Come enjoy a cool glass of free Fair Trade iced tea while you check out our full line of Fair Trade sun dresses. 100% cotton, colorful, block printed dresses handmade in India.
All of our Fair Trade clothing and accessories are handmade by members of women’s cooperatives and artisan groups. Livable wages, good working conditions, no assembly line factory production – that’s what you’re getting when you shop Global Exchange.
Our summer dresses are made with care by members of two women’s cooperatives in India that employ over 600 economically disadvantaged artisans.
- Both groups are democratically structured organizations that provide benefits including childcare, annual medical checkups, overtime pay, and retirement plans.
- Artisan members come from rural, tribal, and urban slum areas and have little or no work skills when they join the cooperatives.
- The production process is completely managed by the cooperative members, and many become socially and politically active in their larger communities.
Perfect for July 4th barbecues! Let’s celebrate together what independence means to our Fair Trade producer groups!
Posted on: June 28, 2010
Filed under: Global Exchange Store Updates