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Come Celebrate World Fair Trade Day with the Founder of a Fair Trade Artisan Cooperative

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th May, 2012 | No Comments

WFTD_2012_postcard_front-hi_resAt the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores we’re excited to celebrate World Fair Trade Day with a promotion AND a San Francisco in-store event–alongside more than 100,000 people across North America! Find out who’s coming to the SF store and what free gift you can receive when you support Fair Trade this World Fair Trade Day.
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Coffee Producer Speaks Out About His Fair Trade Cooperative and Town

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates, Guest Posts on 15th August, 2011 | No Comments

Sachiko (far right), Gilbert ( ,The Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco hosted a Fair Trade Talk with Gilbert Ramirez from CoopeAgri in Costa Rica and Courtney Lang from Fair Trade USA. Gilbert’s town Pérez Zeledón is the very first Fair Trade Town in Latin America. Hear how it went, and read perspectives from a Fair Trade coffee producer.
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Ethical Soles

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th August, 2011 | 7 Comments

shoesShoes and sweatshops. Two words too often connected. Finding ethical footwear is a challenge, but you’ll be happy to know that Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Store in San Francisco is introducing a new line of beautiful and ethically designed espadrilles from a worker-owned factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Learn more about these reclaimed factories at an in-store film screening of “The Take,” this Wednesday at 6pm!
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Photo Contest Entries Are In, Voting Open

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

2012_calendar_image-lo_res_3_largeFair Trade photo contest voting now open. Find out the details about that and a whole lot more. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Check Out This Video You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 14th June, 2011 | No Comments

soccerA video that will leave you grinning ear to ear, plus details about getting into the pages of the 2012 Fair Trade calendar and a wrap up about the Times Square Hershey rally. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time.
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Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Child Labor has got to Go!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 13th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: Diane LentWorld Day Against Child Labor was on Sunday, June 12th. Four days prior, the ‘Raise the Bar Hershey’ rally took place in front of the Hershey store in Times Square. School children and social justice activists, along with Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Lee Cutler, […]
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CALL IN ACTION TODAY: Act to End Hershey Child Labor in Solidarity With NY Rally

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 8th June, 2011 | No Comments

Kerry Kennedy speaking out against HersheyIn solidarity with those rallying in NY to to end Hershey child labor practices, TODAY is a national call in action organized by the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign. Find out how to join others in calling Hershey today.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Ben & Jerry and Fair Trade Models Light Up Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 7th June, 2011 | No Comments

Human Rights Awards Fair Trade Models Jocelyn, Rae, and ZarahWhat a week for Fair Trade! Kerry Kennedy is speaking at the Raise the Bar Hershey rally happening in NYC tomorrow, Ben & Jerry sported tuxedos for human rights while models showed off their Fair Trade outfits, and a new Fair Trade conference was just announced.
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Kerry Kennedy to Join Youth in Rally to Demand That Hershey ‘Raise the Bar’

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 6th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

Kerry Kennedy Photo Credit: humanrightsfirst.orgWith World Day Against Child Labor right around the corner, students and social justice leaders and groups will gather in front of the Hershey Store in Times Square to call on Hershey to eliminate forced, trafficked and child labor from its cocoa supply chain. Read about the details, and what you can do if you’re not able to make it to the rally.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Berkeley’s Spin on Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 31st May, 2011 | No Comments

Berkeley bikers on Fair Trade tourRounded up and ready for your perusal, here’s what’s new in Fair Trade; some Berkeley residents take a spin for Fair Trade, a newly updated free Fair Trade educational tool was just released, plus more.
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