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#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.
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Sneak Peek at a Fair Trade Buyer’s Picks for Fall

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th September, 2013 | 4 Comments

Coming Soon!Wondering how we choose our Fair Trade product for fall? Fall is the special time of year when our partners in Fair Trade introduce their new collections and every year, as the buyer for the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, I attend the New York International Gift Show, where I can see, touch, and sometimes try on what’s new in Fair Trade! Here are a few of my very favorites from this year’s show….
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Here’s What Shopping at Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Stores is Like

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

SF-Fair-Trade-store-galsI walked into the Global Exchange Fair Trade store in San Francisco last week to cross off the last of the names on my gift list. Here’s what happened.
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We’re Revving Up for Fair Trade Store Holiday Parties

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 28th November, 2012 | No Comments

Fair Trade Store San FranciscoWhether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or none of the above, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Holiday Parties are a great time for socially responsible shoppers to come together and celebrate. Find out when it is.
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Build Your Own Fair Trade Dia de los Muertos Altar

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th September, 2012 | 3 Comments

altarStop by your local Bay Area Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores for all you need to build your own Dia de los Muertos altar! The San Francisco and Berkeley Global Exchange stores are stocked with everything from retablos to sugar skull molds and meringue power to paper marigolds.
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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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Haitian Artisans are Creating Artwork Out of Repurposed Oil Drums

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 29th August, 2011 | No Comments

Metalwork Artisan BernardBernard is a Haitian artisan who creates beautiful works of art out of re-purposed oil drums. And you’ll never guess how the oil is removed from the drums before the metal can be formed into beautiful sculptures!
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Summer Saturday Specials!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 15th July, 2011 | 4 Comments

aprons(1)Summer Saturday Specials! Every Saturday in the month of July, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores in San Francisco and Berkeley are offering 15% OFF savings on featured clothing, scarves, tablecloths & kitchenware, AND much more!
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A Conscious Consumers Guide to Father’s Day

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 15th June, 2011 | No Comments

frame magazineThis Father’s Day, show your Dad that he raised a smart kid with a good heart by giving him a Fair Trade gift! Shop online at the Global Exchange Online Store for everything from recycled bike chain coat hooks to recycled inner tube wallets to heavy-duty steel and brass scissors. Or, come into the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco for these gifts and more – like our huge selection of handmade picture frames! Today through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, buy one frame, get the second 50% OFF!
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Fair Trade Roundup: Hershey Brand Jam Contest Prize Winning Video

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 4th May, 2011 | No Comments

bradThis week, check out the grand prize winning video that mocks Hershey, find out about some exciting events coming up, and how one business went 100%…twice!
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