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Bells of Mindfulness: Finding Fair Trade in Sacred Spaces

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th August, 2013 | 8 Comments

Indika bells at SF storeThe Bells of Mindfulness, proposes to deeply examine the idea of sacred spaces. Drawing on the Buddhist tradition of using temple bells as an aid for mindfulness, Tiffany suspended 1000 Indika bells and 1000 handmade paper cranes attached to brightly colored ribbons, color blocked, from a persimmon tree in Montalvo’s Italianate Garden, creating a tranquil space for rest and reflection. The Bells of Mindfulness is a participatory sculpture. See how you can get involved…
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Fair Trade Coffee Topped with Delicious Peace in D.C.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th March, 2013 | 1 Comment

Delicious PeaceFair Trade coffee is about to get an extra shot of deliciousness in Washington DC with the screening of the award winning documentary film Delicious Peace at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store (inside Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K).
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Fair Trade Roundup: Find Out About Contest Entry For “Fair Trade Adventure to Sri Lanka”

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 13th March, 2012 | No Comments

Graphic Credit: Fair Trade Resource NetworkThis month in our Fair Trade Roundup, you’ll read about two contests happening where YOU nominate Fair Traders doing great work so they can receive the recognition they deserve. You’ll also find out about a 15 day “Fair Trade Adventure to Sri Lanka” giveaway, plus the latest on World Fair Trade Day 2012 and a whole lot more.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Upcoming Summit Aims to Address Future Role of Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Store Updates on 20th December, 2011 | 6 Comments

Sustainable Food Summit 2011Here’s your healthy dose of Fair Trade news, the last one before we enter a whole new year!
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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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Fair Trade Roundup: Events Galore

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd August, 2011 | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: FTRN.orgLots of Fair Trade related events to know about in our Fair Trade Roundup; a Fair Trade symposium happening in the UK, a webinar this week, and more.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Reality T.V. Star Launches Fair Trade Line

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th July, 2011 | No Comments

Gretchen Jones sporting one of her Fair Trade necklaces Photo Credit: www.portlandmonthlymag.comA reality t.v. competition winner brings Fair Trade jewelry to the market, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco introduces new Fair Trade shoe line, and Fair Trade activists get creative to pressure Hershey to go Fair Trade. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time again.
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Fair Trade Roundup: What Was Cosi’s Response to Fair Trade Action?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 13th July, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Change.orgLast week Change.org called on fans of restaurant chain Cosi to tell the company that “life should be delicious” for cocoa farmers who currently live in poverty. So they did. And then guess what Cosi did. Find out what and more in our Fair Trade Roundup.
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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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