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Return from India #MothersAcrossBorders

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 7th May, 2014 | No Comments

#mothersacrossbordersHear the story of a beautiful mother Kamala Devi. She has a happy heart and is dedicated to her work. She makes stylish handmade expressions tote bags and takes pride in her work so much so that she wants her daughters to become artisans when they grow up.
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Return from India #BagsAcrossBorders

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bags Across BordersOur long-time Fair Trade partner, Handmade Expressions invited Global Exchange to northwest India to meet with a community of artisans who specialize in traditional wood block-printing and the production of our Fair Trade Eco-Shopper bags. Here’s our story!
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People-to-People Ties Through Fair Trade

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 31st March, 2014 | 3 Comments

Bags Across BordersKara, our Fair Trade Store manager is in India meeting with those artisans hearing their stories, learning about their hand-block printing techniques, and sharing the photos and messages that were collected, thus bringing to life the connection between artisan and conscious consumer.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Schools Launch in the US

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Store Updates on 26th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Fair-Trade-SchoolsFind your handy dandy list of articles worth checking out, plus updates about a new Fair Trade Schools Campaign and the Bags Across Borders project of Handmade Expressions and Global Exchange.
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Join #BagsAcrossBorders to Connect With Fair Trade Artisans

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th February, 2014 | No Comments

Eco-Shopper-Tote-bagCheck out some of the #BagsAcrossBorders submissions, plus find out how you can join in on the fun before it’s too late!
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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 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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