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Fair Trade Roundup: Congrats to Fairtrade America’s Newly Appointed Executive Director

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 29th May, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hans ThayerThis Fair Trade Roundup recaps World Fair Trade Day, plus introduces Fairtrade America’s new Executive Director Hans P. Theyer.
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Hershey’s and Fair Trade: Is it a Victory?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 7th May, 2013 | 5 Comments

hersheyrallyLast month, Hershey’s announced its next step toward 100% certified sustainable cocoa by committing to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations, including Fair Trade USA. Was calling this announcement a victory premature or even misleading?
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Mom Wants Her Raw Materials Sourced Right

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 30th April, 2013 | 5 Comments

Tagua Earrings in Stunning Spring Time TurquoiseIt’s almost Mothers Day, and mom who knows right from wrong better then anybody, doesn’t want a gift sourced from others’ suffering. As a daughter, adoring aunt, and buyer at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, I know that Fair Trade jewelry is always the right gift for mom. Here’s where it gets complicated……
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Fair Trade Roundup: Alter to Honor Fair Trade Pioneer Raúl del Águila

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Featured on 24th April, 2013 | No Comments

WFTD2013Find out the latest on World Fair Trade Day, and news about an alter being erected to honor Fair Trade Pioneer Raúl del Águila, plus of course the usual vetted list of interesting articles to keep you updated and informed about what’s going on in the world of Fair Trade.
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Block Printing with Kara!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 11th April, 2013 | 18 Comments

Step 5Sitting at my kitchen table, looking down at the beautiful tablecloth hand block printed in Bajur, India, I can’t help but wonder… Could I have made this? How difficult can block printing be? I just so happen to have some beautiful blocks, fabric paint, paintbrushes and canvas ….so here I go!
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Fair Trade Coffee Topped with Delicious Peace in D.C.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th March, 2013 | 1 Comment

Delicious PeaceFair Trade coffee is about to get an extra shot of deliciousness in Washington DC with the screening of the award winning documentary film Delicious Peace at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store (inside Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K).
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VICTORY: Hershey’s Chooses Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 22nd March, 2013 | 12 Comments

Raise The BarWe won! After years of pressure from Fair Trade activists like you, Hershey’s recently announced its next step toward 100% certified sustainable cocoa by committing to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations, including Fair Trade USA. When Hershey’s made its announcement in October of 2012 to source 100% certified […]
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Fair Trade Vs. Local: A Big Decision for Your Neighborhood Fair Trade Store

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 21st March, 2013 | 4 Comments

Global Exchange Fair Trade Store: San FranciscoThe decision between buying Fair Trade vs. local, as far as I’m concerned, is a decision between buying better vs. better. Both buying practices are rooted in knowing where your money is being spent and the impact on community. That’s why it was such a difficult decision to….
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Hand-Stitching Hope in the Slums of Calcutta

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th March, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fair Trade Asha ScarvesWorking at the Fair Trade Store in Berkeley, I get to see beautiful crafts arriving a few times a week. My favorite part of my job is learning about the wonderful projects and producer groups we work with. Asha Imports is no exception…..
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Union busting at the Chiquita plantation

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

chiquita_hondurasJoin Global Exchange and our partners at the International Labor Rights Forum as we call on Chiquita banana supplier, Tres Hermanas, to bargain with SITRAINBA, the legally-recognized union on its three banana plantations in southern Honduras.
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