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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 | 3 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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Fair Trade Your Holiday Season!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 12th December, 2012 | 3 Comments

Fair-Trade-CarolingThe end of the year is always a good time to take stock, express our gratitude and prepare to meet the new year with renewed energy to make Trade Fair! Here are a few of our suggestions for this year.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Holiday Highlights to Know About

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 19th November, 2012 | 1 Comment

lesouk mug_holiday_0Happy Thanksgiving week everybody! Check out our new Fair Trade Roundup format aimed to provide you with more Fair Trade news and info.
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Is Your Halloween Fair Trade?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 31st October, 2012 | No Comments

papaelpicado2We want to know, is your Halloween Fair Trade? We spent the month sharing 31 days to Fair Trade your Halloween and celebrate Fair Trade month.
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Global Exchange is Hiring: PT Fair Trade Sales Associate for D.C.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

Anonymous_PersonDo you or someone you know have retail experience and a passion for Fair Trade? Then check out this position that just opened up…
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Breaking: Hershey’s goes 100%

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 3rd October, 2012 | No Comments

Raise The BarHershey’s has announced its commitment to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020. This is a huge step for Hershey’s to improve its supply chain accountability and shows that it is responsive to consumer pressure and you helped us get here! Join us in thanking Hershey’s for taking this monumental step forward and urge the company to choose a 100% Fair Trade certification for its chocolate and truly raise the bar.
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It’s October and Fair Trade Month is Here

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd October, 2012 | No Comments

Halloween_lilmonstersWe’ve launched our calendar of 31 Fair Trade activities so you can take action daily to support Fair Trade all month long! Here’s how it’s going, and how you can get involved…
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Fair Trade Successes in Rural India: From Cycles of Drought to Cycles of Reuse

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st October, 2012 | 4 Comments

PRODUCER 1The traditional block-print fabric bags the artisans in Barmer began to produce for Handmade Expressions quickly became one of their best-selling items. However, hand block-printing requires an immense volume of water to dye and print the fabric. This issue of resource management in the face of environmental and economic adversity is one that many underprivileged communities face—use water to support an income generating project at the expense of other survival needs, or suffer economic hardship?
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