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Fair Trade Roundup: #FairTuesday Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Store Updates on 20th November, 2013 | No Comments

fair tuesday logoThis Fair Trade Roundup features a dirty Fair Trade campaign, news about #FairTuesday and how YOU can participate, plus an announcement about the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store annual holiday party in San Francisco. And to round out our Fair Trade Roundup…our usual gathering of Fair Trade related articles.
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Fair Trade Knitting Communities of Bolivia and Peru

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th November, 2013 | No Comments

splash-image-bigNew Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Sales Associate Carly spreads the love for Fair Trade knitting communities of Bolivia and Peru.
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Fair Trade Store Becomes San Francisco Certified Green Business

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 13th November, 2013 | 3 Comments

green sign sfWe are proud to announce that the Global Exchange Fair Trade store in San Francisco has met the highest standards of the San Francisco Green Business Program. We are officially a Green place to shop! Here’s what that means……
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A Day in San Antonio, Guatemala With Artisan Weavers

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st October, 2013 | 5 Comments

IMG_0137Global Exchange’s Berkeley/San Francisco Fair Trade Stores Manager Kara Roguly walks us through a day in the life of a Fair Trade buyer in Guatemala, who meets directly with artisan suppliers to see how they make beautiful crafts.
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Sneak Peek at a Fair Trade Buyer’s Picks for Fall

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th September, 2013 | 4 Comments

Coming Soon!Wondering how we choose our Fair Trade product for fall? Fall is the special time of year when our partners in Fair Trade introduce their new collections and every year, as the buyer for the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, I attend the New York International Gift Show, where I can see, touch, and sometimes try on what’s new in Fair Trade! Here are a few of my very favorites from this year’s show….
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Fair Trade Roundup: New Fair Trade Internship Opportunity

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 7th August, 2013 | No Comments

Global Exchange 2013 Summer interns protesting to stop the TPPThis month in our Fair Trade Roundup, read about our brand new Fair Trade internship opportunity and a whole lot more!
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Bells of Mindfulness: Finding Fair Trade in Sacred Spaces

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th August, 2013 | 8 Comments

Indika bells at SF storeThe Bells of Mindfulness, proposes to deeply examine the idea of sacred spaces. Drawing on the Buddhist tradition of using temple bells as an aid for mindfulness, Tiffany suspended 1000 Indika bells and 1000 handmade paper cranes attached to brightly colored ribbons, color blocked, from a persimmon tree in Montalvo’s Italianate Garden, creating a tranquil space for rest and reflection. The Bells of Mindfulness is a participatory sculpture. See how you can get involved…
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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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Global Exchange & Loft 1513 Come Together for Summer!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th July, 2013 | No Comments

mushminaGlobal Exchange Fair Trade Store Manager Kara Roguly shares her must have Fair Trade summer dresses!
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Finding Potential in Paper: Upcycled Newsprint for Fathers Day!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th June, 2013 | 2 Comments

recyceld mag coasterWhen I walk into my dad’s house it’s literally piled with paper. He fumbles with his new smart phone by day, but when the evening rolls around he finds no greater pleasure then thumbing through print magazines. So when I told him about a group of artisans in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam who are making beautiful, functional housewares out of the magazine and newspaper he has stacked around his apartment, he wanted to know more….
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