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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!

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?

Made for Mothers, By Mothers

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 4th May, 2011 | 4 Comments

mothersJoin Global Exchange in celebrating Fair Trade and Mother’s Day with FREE Fair Trade chocolate and coffee, this Saturday, May 7th, at our San Francisco Store! ALL SCARVES buy one, get the second 50% off all Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th and 8th!

Fair Trade Your Harvest Table

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th October, 2010 | 3 Comments

artisan blockprintinng-1Celebrate the fall harvest with Fair Trade tablecloths and napkins at all Global Exchange store locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, Washington D.C., and Virginia! If you buy a tablecloth and four napkins, we’ll throw in four FREE napkins!

Go Green by Switching to Cloth Napkins!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 13th October, 2010 | 2 Comments

image.cidReduce your carbon footprint this season by switching from paper to cloth napkins! If you buy one set (one tablecloth and four napkins) of our handmade, blockprinted table linens, we’ll throw in four additional napkins for FREE!