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Top 5 Winter Wonderland Earrings

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates, Uncategorized on 21st November, 2014 | No Comments

E6Walking into winter months when jackets and scarves become a necessity, a bold pair of Fair Trade earrings is an easy way to maintain your personal style, uplift your spirit, and participate in the greater economic good. This season Global Exchange’s offering of Fair Trade earrings are fantastic! My top 5 favorites are….
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Indigenous is here! Spreading the Beauty of Handmade & Fair Trade Eco-Fashion

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 18th September, 2014 | 1 Comment

I am so excited to welcome Indigenous Designs clothing into our Berkeley shop!
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Dinner with Holy Land and a Reality Tour to Palestine

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 9th July, 2014 | 2 Comments

Holy Land PestoQ: What has a robust aroma, flavors evocative of fresh fruit, a peppery bite and a hint of bitterness? A: Holy Land olive oil from Palestine, available at Global Exchange Fair Trade shop in Berkeley.
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Summer Tablecloths and The Elmwood Cafe

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 23rd June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Karas' of ElmwoodWe just received our summer shipment of hand, blockprinted table cloths from India so I invited Kara Hammond, the amazing General Manager of The Elmwood Café to come in and choose her favorite design. Afterwards Kara invited me to her café for my favorite hot drink! “The Elmwood District” is a neighborhood in Berkeley where the Global […]
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Meet the Women behind Fair Trade Business in Bogota

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 24th April, 2014 | No Comments

Tagua Artisan and Business Woman Lizzie ZunigaHear from mother, business woman, and artisan Sandra Navarrete who produces the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store’s line of Fair Trade tagua seed jewelry. In her own words: “I find purpose and possibility in my work. I am a mother to three daughters and I am very proud that I have developed the capacity and confidence to run a business. I know all the processes involved.”
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Return from India #BagsAcrossBorders

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bags Across BordersOur long-time Fair Trade partner, Handmade Expressions invited Global Exchange to northwest India to meet with a community of artisans who specialize in traditional wood block-printing and the production of our Fair Trade Eco-Shopper bags. Here’s our story!
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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 | 7 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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