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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. […]

Fair Trade Roundup: Chocolate Companies Should Go Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 18th December, 2013 | No Comments

Justice-Gingerbread-houseIn this Fair Trade Roundup, you’ll learn about actions you can take to encourage chocolate companies to go Fair Trade. Don’t forget the “News to Peruse” section towards the bottom for your dose of Fair Trade related news.

#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.

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?

Order Peace on Earth Action Kit While Supplies Last

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th November, 2013 | 2 Comments

Peace-Action-KitAllow me to introduce you to the brand new, limited addition Global Exchange Peace On Earth Action Kits! Exactly what you need to Fair Trade your holidays this season.

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.

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.

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……

Wholesome Memories, Brutal Realities: The True Cost of the Sugar We Crave

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 5th November, 2013 | 7 Comments

Sugarcane-Worker-NicaraguaGuest blogger Hana Ivanhoe, an Engagement and Advocacy Manager with Fairfood International, explores the poor working conditions in Nicaragua’s sugarcane industry and what consumers can do about it.

Blog Action Day: Fair Trade & Human Rights, a Recipe for Economic Justice

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 16th October, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sweatshop workersHappy Blog Action Day! Today bloggers around the world unite to blog about human rights. (Cool, huh?) So today I’m exploring the connection between Fair Trade and human rights, and how you can support economic justice for all.

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