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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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Mom Wants Her Raw Materials Sourced Right

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 30th April, 2013 | 5 Comments

Tagua Earrings in Stunning Spring Time TurquoiseIt’s almost Mothers Day, and mom who knows right from wrong better then anybody, doesn’t want a gift sourced from others’ suffering. As a daughter, adoring aunt, and buyer at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, I know that Fair Trade jewelry is always the right gift for mom. Here’s where it gets complicated……
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Block Printing with Kara!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 11th April, 2013 | 18 Comments

Step 5Sitting at my kitchen table, looking down at the beautiful tablecloth hand block printed in Bajur, India, I can’t help but wonder… Could I have made this? How difficult can block printing be? I just so happen to have some beautiful blocks, fabric paint, paintbrushes and canvas ….so here I go!
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Fair Trade Coffee Topped with Delicious Peace in D.C.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th March, 2013 | 1 Comment

Delicious PeaceFair Trade coffee is about to get an extra shot of deliciousness in Washington DC with the screening of the award winning documentary film Delicious Peace at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store (inside Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K).
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Fair Trade Vs. Local: A Big Decision for Your Neighborhood Fair Trade Store

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 21st March, 2013 | 4 Comments

Global Exchange Fair Trade Store: San FranciscoThe decision between buying Fair Trade vs. local, as far as I’m concerned, is a decision between buying better vs. better. Both buying practices are rooted in knowing where your money is being spent and the impact on community. That’s why it was such a difficult decision to….
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Hand-Stitching Hope in the Slums of Calcutta

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th March, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fair Trade Asha ScarvesWorking at the Fair Trade Store in Berkeley, I get to see beautiful crafts arriving a few times a week. My favorite part of my job is learning about the wonderful projects and producer groups we work with. Asha Imports is no exception…..
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Share The Love This Valentine’s Day

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th February, 2013 | 6 Comments

heartsThis Valentine’s Day we’re excited to celebrate our love of Fair Trade with a special event at our Global Exchange Fair Trade stores…
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Here’s What Shopping at Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Stores is Like

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

SF-Fair-Trade-store-galsI walked into the Global Exchange Fair Trade store in San Francisco last week to cross off the last of the names on my gift list. Here’s what happened.
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We’re Revving Up for Fair Trade Store Holiday Parties

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 28th November, 2012 | No Comments

Fair Trade Store San FranciscoWhether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or none of the above, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Holiday Parties are a great time for socially responsible shoppers to come together and celebrate. Find out when it is.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Holiday Highlights to Know About

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 19th November, 2012 | 1 Comment

lesouk mug_holiday_0Happy Thanksgiving week everybody! Check out our new Fair Trade Roundup format aimed to provide you with more Fair Trade news and info.
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