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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 face—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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From East Coast to West, Swing into a Fair Trade Summer!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 18th July, 2012 | 2 Comments

Guatemala ApronsWhether you can’t wait to have that summer get-together with family, friends, and neighbors, or you just feel like you want a little mid-summer break and throw yourself a “me-time” tea time, the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores have just the thing to help you set the stage. Read on to find out what your summer is missing…
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Fair Trade Roundup: Get a Job in Fair Trade, Find Out About Hershey Action, and More

Posted by in Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th July, 2012 | No Comments

Anonymous_PersonThis month in our Fair Trade Roundup, find out about a Fair Trade job opening, some summer Fair Trade actions and of course, our list of links worth checking out.
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Beyond the Label: Building Better Fair Trade Businesses

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Store Updates on 11th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

Fair Trade Federation Conference attendeesGlobal Exchange Fair Trade Stores Program Director Jocelyn Boreta recently attended the Fair Trade Federation conference. Here’s what she took away from the conference, and why it’s important to get beyond the label moving forward.
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Fair Trade Graduation Gifts Support A Better Education for All

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 30th May, 2012 | No Comments

Maybe I'll work for Global Exchange after I graduate...Whether you’re celebrating your own commencement or a recent graduate’s accomplishment, the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores are making your Fair Trade gift double its impact. And you get something free out of it. How bout that!
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