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Choosing Fair Trade Over High Rent

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th April, 2014 | 7 Comments

SF_StoreFor over 25 years, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores have taken a clear commitment to the artisan seriously and have worked hard to create thriving stores as community spaces where we can come together to celebrate and support the work of artisans around the world. Our stores are alive with the stories of prosperous cultivation, craftsmanship, and community support.
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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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Fair Trade Roundup Features Magical Trip to Ecuador

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 15th January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Fair Trade FederationGet caught up on Fair Trade news by reading this handy dandy, quick summary. This issue highlights a few upcoming Fair Trade events, a trip to Ecuador you won’t want to miss, plus the list of Fair Trade media headlines from around the globe.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Get Ready for Fair Trade Month

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th September, 2013 | 1 Comment

FairtradeAmerica-fairtrademonth-logoFair Trade month is coming up fast, so this Fair Trade Roundup has lots of info to help folks plug into this exciting time, plus fresh Fair Trade news picks in the “News to Peruse” section. Hope you enjoy!
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Fair Trade Roundup: New Fair Trade Internship Opportunity

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 7th August, 2013 | No Comments

Global Exchange 2013 Summer interns protesting to stop the TPPThis month in our Fair Trade Roundup, read about our brand new Fair Trade internship opportunity and a whole lot more!
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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 Roundup: World’s Finest Action & More

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 3rd July, 2013 | No Comments

Fair-Trade-CalendarThe following Fair Trade Roundup was written by Global Exchange Fair Trade Summer intern Beilul Naizghi. This issue focuses on Global Exchange’s World’s Finest Campaign and reminding you to vote in the Fair Trade Resource Network’s photo contest, plus the vetted list of Fair Trade related articles below in the “News to Peruse” section. Roundup […]
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Fair Trade Roundup: Alter to Honor Fair Trade Pioneer Raúl del Águila

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Featured on 24th April, 2013 | No Comments

WFTD2013Find out the latest on World Fair Trade Day, and news about an alter being erected to honor Fair Trade Pioneer Raúl del Águila, plus of course the usual vetted list of interesting articles to keep you updated and informed about what’s going on in the world of Fair Trade.
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Fair Trade Vs. Local: A Big Decision for Your Neighborhood Fair Trade Store

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 21st March, 2013 | 4 Comments

Global Exchange Fair Trade Store: San FranciscoThe decision between buying Fair Trade vs. local, as far as I’m concerned, is a decision between buying better vs. better. Both buying practices are rooted in knowing where your money is being spent and the impact on community. That’s why it was such a difficult decision to….
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Hand-Stitching Hope in the Slums of Calcutta

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th March, 2013 | 3 Comments

Fair Trade Asha ScarvesWorking at the Fair Trade Store in Berkeley, I get to see beautiful crafts arriving a few times a week. My favorite part of my job is learning about the wonderful projects and producer groups we work with. Asha Imports is no exception…..
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