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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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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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