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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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Fair Trade Events that Give Back this Holiday

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th November, 2012 | 4 Comments

'Tis the season to shop Fair Trade at the Global Exchange Fair Trade StoresElection season may be over, but holiday season is right around the corner–can you believe it?! And while some of you may be busily stocking up on Fair Trade ingredients for the big Thanksgiving meal (like Fair Trade spices for pumpkin pie), over at the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores we’re getting ready to host some great fundraising events with local organizations near and dear to our hearts. Here are the details.
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Weaving Sustains Family During Harvest Time in the Mayan Highlands

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th October, 2012 | 4 Comments

Jocelyn and weaving partners in Guatemala Photo Credit: Global Exchange, September 2012Last month Jocelyn Boreta, Program Director of the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores, traveled to Guatemala to work with some of our producer partners. She shares highlights (and beautiful photos!) of the trip with us:
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Global Exchange is Hiring: PT Fair Trade Sales Associate for D.C.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

Anonymous_PersonDo you or someone you know have retail experience and a passion for Fair Trade? Then check out this position that just opened up…
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Fair Trade Successes in Rural India: From Cycles of Drought to Cycles of Reuse

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st October, 2012 | 4 Comments

PRODUCER 1The traditional block-print fabric bags the artisans in Barmer began to produce for Handmade Expressions quickly became one of their best-selling items. However, hand block-printing requires an immense volume of water to dye and print the fabric. This issue of resource management in the face of environmental and economic adversity is one that many underprivileged communities faceā€”use water to support an income generating project at the expense of other survival needs, or suffer economic hardship?
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Build Your Own Fair Trade Dia de los Muertos Altar

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th September, 2012 | 3 Comments

altarStop by your local Bay Area Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores for all you need to build your own Dia de los Muertos altar! The San Francisco and Berkeley Global Exchange stores are stocked with everything from retablos to sugar skull molds and meringue power to paper marigolds.
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Celebrate Labor Day by Supporting Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 15th August, 2012 | No Comments

Pullman strikers outside Arcade Building in Pullman, Chicago. Source: Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project.The history of the labor movement in the United States is filled with ambitious, hard-working Americans planting the seeds of their dreams in hopes for a prosperous future. How does the U.S. labor movement relate to the international struggle for economic justice? Read on to find out!
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Wedding Gift Registries Go Fair Trade with Dishware Handpainted in Tunisia

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st August, 2012 | 2 Comments

LeSoukLooking for the perfect wedding gift for your favorite newly hitched couple? In a global economy on overload from excessive, cookie cutter, sweatshop production, sometimes it can be hard to find something unique and functional for your friends, a gift that holds a story of family, community, and cultural heritage to celebrate the union of two people in love. The Global Exchange Fair Trade stores have something special to share… couples, put it on your wish list!
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