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Choosing Fair Trade Over High Rent

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th April, 2014 | 6 Comments

SF_StoreFor over 25 years, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores have taken a clear commitment to the artisan seriously and have worked hard to create thriving stores as community spaces where we can come together to celebrate and support the work of artisans around the world. Our stores are alive with the stories of prosperous cultivation, craftsmanship, and community support.
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People-to-People Ties Through Fair Trade

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 31st March, 2014 | 3 Comments

Bags Across BordersKara, our Fair Trade Store manager is in India meeting with those artisans hearing their stories, learning about their hand-block printing techniques, and sharing the photos and messages that were collected, thus bringing to life the connection between artisan and conscious consumer.
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Woven Promises: Talented Artisans and the Perfect Cotton Product

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th March, 2014 | 2 Comments

photo (1)Hand-woven Ethiopian cotton and wild, organic silks reared by the artisans themselves are wispy as clouds. Wear your Woven Promises scarves with resolution, and inspire others to look beyond corporate fashion. Ethical shopping can change the world.
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In Stores Now: Indigenous Designs Spring Line

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th March, 2014 | 1 Comment

Indigenous Designs Spring ApparelThe modern, eco-friendly fashion of Indigenous Designs clearly reflects Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores style, ethical, and ecological sensibilities. This is fashion we feel good about!
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Schools Launch in the US

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Store Updates on 26th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Fair-Trade-SchoolsFind your handy dandy list of articles worth checking out, plus updates about a new Fair Trade Schools Campaign and the Bags Across Borders project of Handmade Expressions and Global Exchange.
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Join #BagsAcrossBorders to Connect With Fair Trade Artisans

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th February, 2014 | No Comments

Eco-Shopper-Tote-bagCheck out some of the #BagsAcrossBorders submissions, plus find out how you can join in on the fun before it’s too late!
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Journey to India – In Pursuit of People-to-People Ties

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 7th February, 2014 | 2 Comments

Bags-Across-BordersI am headed to India and would love your involvement in building direct ties with Fair Trade artisans! Here’s how to get involved.
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Fair Trade New Year Resolutions

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th January, 2014 | 3 Comments

Singing bowl for Meditation Handmade in Tibet and available in SfWhen I left the Global Exchange San Francisco shop on Christmas Eve (to drive to my parent’s house in Laguna Beach) it was filled with people and energy, a mixture of Christmas anticipation and December exhaustion. Our store Christmas tree, holding (8 hours installation time of) little white lights, had been standing strong since Thanksgiving. […]
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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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Getting Ready for Holiday Parties with Global Exchange and LOFT1513

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 26th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

IMG_6696Holiday parties are a time to come together and celebrate our values…and get a little dressed up. At Global Exchange, we choose to celebrate community, culture, and sustainability through our clothing and jewelry selection. So what are you going to wear this year, conscious shoppers?
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