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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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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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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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Global Exchange Gals Shopping Spree at San Francisco Fair Trade Store

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates, Guest Posts on 22nd July, 2013 | No Comments

FT Store_2Recently, I joined a small group of Global Exchange staff members who visited our Global Exchange Fair Trade store in San Francisco. We went to celebrate our colleague Chelsea’s last day of a yearlong program in the development office at Global Exchange and to help her pick out some special items for her new apartment […]
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Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony in Uganda

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 11th June, 2013 | No Comments

Delicious PeaceThe folks at Smithsonian Folkways share a recently released collection of songs written and performed by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim coffee farmers of the Peace Kawomera (Delicious Peace) Fair Trade cooperative in Mbale, Uganda. Really inspiring stuff.
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Portrait of a Gumutindo Coffee Farm

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 2nd September, 2012 | No Comments

jennipher2Happy Fair Trade Month! For 31 days we’re seting out fun ideas and activities (and a contest!) to have you eating Fair Trade bananas, hosting movie screenings, baking delicious Fair Trade goodies, recycling Halloween costumes, and giving out Fair Trade chocolates to trick-or-treaters. For more, visit Fair Trade Your Halloween. Check out our website for the whole list […]
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Why is the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement) Such a Big Secret?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 7th May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tim RobertsonNext week in Dallas, negotiations for what’s likely to be the largest Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in U.S. history will continue in near total secrecy, despite growing demands for an open process.
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MADE IN CHINA…Or Is It? The Outsourcing Rabbit Hole

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 10th April, 2012 | 13 Comments

Sweatshop workersThe following is a guest post by Jacob Schmalzle. Read about Asian factories outsourcing to cheaper African labor markets as the “last frontier”, and where Fair Trade business fits into the pricing conversation.
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Coffee Producer Speaks Out About His Fair Trade Cooperative and Town

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates, Guest Posts on 15th August, 2011 | No Comments

Sachiko (far right), Gilbert ( ,The Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco hosted a Fair Trade Talk with Gilbert Ramirez from CoopeAgri in Costa Rica and Courtney Lang from Fair Trade USA. Gilbert’s town Pérez Zeledón is the very first Fair Trade Town in Latin America. Hear how it went, and read perspectives from a Fair Trade coffee producer.
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