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Top 5 Graduation Gifts Under $25

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 27th May, 2014 | No Comments

journal realWhat is better than to honor someone’s academic success than with a Fair Trade graduation gift? At Global Exchange Fair Trade shops we have many graduation gifts to choose from. Let me help inspire the perfect gift for your graduate or teacher. Here are my top 5 graduation gifts under $25
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Return from India #MothersAcrossBorders

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 7th May, 2014 | No Comments

#mothersacrossbordersHear the story of a beautiful mother Kamala Devi. She has a happy heart and is dedicated to her work. She makes stylish handmade expressions tote bags and takes pride in her work so much so that she wants her daughters to become artisans when they grow up.
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Meet the Women behind Fair Trade Business in Bogota

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 24th April, 2014 | No Comments

Tagua Artisan and Business Woman Lizzie ZunigaHear from mother, business woman, and artisan Sandra Navarrete who produces the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store’s line of Fair Trade tagua seed jewelry. In her own words: “I find purpose and possibility in my work. I am a mother to three daughters and I am very proud that I have developed the capacity and confidence to run a business. I know all the processes involved.”
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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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Join #BagsAcrossBorders to Connect With Fair Trade Artisans

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th February, 2014 | No Comments

Eco-Shopper-Tote-bagCheck out some of the #BagsAcrossBorders submissions, plus find out how you can join in on the fun before it’s too late!
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Journey to India – In Pursuit of People-to-People Ties

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 7th February, 2014 | 2 Comments

Bags-Across-BordersI am headed to India and would love your involvement in building direct ties with Fair Trade artisans! Here’s how to get involved.
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Fair Trade New Year Resolutions

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th January, 2014 | 3 Comments

Singing bowl for Meditation Handmade in Tibet and available in SfWhen I left the Global Exchange San Francisco shop on Christmas Eve (to drive to my parent’s house in Laguna Beach) it was filled with people and energy, a mixture of Christmas anticipation and December exhaustion. Our store Christmas tree, holding (8 hours installation time of) little white lights, had been standing strong since Thanksgiving. […]
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Fair Trade Knitting Communities of Bolivia and Peru

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th November, 2013 | No Comments

splash-image-bigNew Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Sales Associate Carly spreads the love for Fair Trade knitting communities of Bolivia and Peru.
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Fair Trade Store Becomes San Francisco Certified Green Business

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 13th November, 2013 | 3 Comments

green sign sfWe are proud to announce that the Global Exchange Fair Trade store in San Francisco has met the highest standards of the San Francisco Green Business Program. We are officially a Green place to shop! Here’s what that means……
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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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