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#FairTuesday, the Official Alternative to Holiday Shopping Madness

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates, Guest Posts on 2nd December, 2013 | No Comments

FairTuesday#FairTuesday is the ethical holiday shopping movement that’s happening tomorrow! As in, Tuesday December 3rd, 2013. Here’s more about this exciting tradition-transforming holiday-for-good.
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Order Peace on Earth Action Kit While Supplies Last

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th November, 2013 | 2 Comments

Peace-Action-KitAllow me to introduce you to the brand new, limited addition Global Exchange Peace On Earth Action Kits! Exactly what you need to Fair Trade your holidays this season.
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Fair Trade Roundup: #FairTuesday Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Store Updates on 20th November, 2013 | No Comments

fair tuesday logoThis Fair Trade Roundup features a dirty Fair Trade campaign, news about #FairTuesday and how YOU can participate, plus an announcement about the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store annual holiday party in San Francisco. And to round out our Fair Trade Roundup…our usual gathering of Fair Trade related articles.
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Wholesome Memories, Brutal Realities: The True Cost of the Sugar We Crave

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 5th November, 2013 | 7 Comments

Sugarcane-Worker-NicaraguaGuest blogger Hana Ivanhoe, an Engagement and Advocacy Manager with Fairfood International, explores the poor working conditions in Nicaragua’s sugarcane industry and what consumers can do about it.
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Blog Action Day: Fair Trade & Human Rights, a Recipe for Economic Justice

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 16th October, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sweatshop workersHappy Blog Action Day! Today bloggers around the world unite to blog about human rights. (Cool, huh?) So today I’m exploring the connection between Fair Trade and human rights, and how you can support economic justice for all.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Get Ready for Fair Trade Month

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th September, 2013 | 1 Comment

FairtradeAmerica-fairtrademonth-logoFair Trade month is coming up fast, so this Fair Trade Roundup has lots of info to help folks plug into this exciting time, plus fresh Fair Trade news picks in the “News to Peruse” section. Hope you enjoy!
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It’s Almost Time to Fair Trade Your Halloween

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 18th September, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fair Trade is bootifulOctober is Fair Trade month, and we’ve got 31 days of fun ideas and activities for you to take part!
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Does ‘Aid for Trade’ Work?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 12th August, 2013 | 4 Comments

Traicraft-2Check out this guest blog post by the folks at the UK’s Traidcraft which asks the question, “Does aid for trade work?”
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Fair Trade Roundup: New Fair Trade Internship Opportunity

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 7th August, 2013 | No Comments

Global Exchange 2013 Summer interns protesting to stop the TPPThis month in our Fair Trade Roundup, read about our brand new Fair Trade internship opportunity and a whole lot more!
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Bells of Mindfulness: Finding Fair Trade in Sacred Spaces

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th August, 2013 | 8 Comments

Indika bells at SF storeThe Bells of Mindfulness, proposes to deeply examine the idea of sacred spaces. Drawing on the Buddhist tradition of using temple bells as an aid for mindfulness, Tiffany suspended 1000 Indika bells and 1000 handmade paper cranes attached to brightly colored ribbons, color blocked, from a persimmon tree in Montalvo’s Italianate Garden, creating a tranquil space for rest and reflection. The Bells of Mindfulness is a participatory sculpture. See how you can get involved…
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