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Block Printing with Kara!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 11th April, 2013 | 18 Comments

Step 5Sitting at my kitchen table, looking down at the beautiful tablecloth hand block printed in Bajur, India, I can’t help but wonder… Could I have made this? How difficult can block printing be? I just so happen to have some beautiful blocks, fabric paint, paintbrushes and canvas ….so here I go!
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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 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 | 2 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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Share The Love This Valentine’s Day

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th February, 2013 | 6 Comments

heartsThis Valentine’s Day we’re excited to celebrate our love of Fair Trade with a special event at our Global Exchange Fair Trade stores…
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Fair Trade Roundup: Holiday Highlights to Know About

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 19th November, 2012 | 1 Comment

lesouk mug_holiday_0Happy Thanksgiving week everybody! Check out our new Fair Trade Roundup format aimed to provide you with more Fair Trade news and info.
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Fair Trade Successes in Rural India: From Cycles of Drought to Cycles of Reuse

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st October, 2012 | 4 Comments

PRODUCER 1The traditional block-print fabric bags the artisans in Barmer began to produce for Handmade Expressions quickly became one of their best-selling items. However, hand block-printing requires an immense volume of water to dye and print the fabric. This issue of resource management in the face of environmental and economic adversity is one that many underprivileged communities face—use water to support an income generating project at the expense of other survival needs, or suffer economic hardship?
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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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Wedding Gift Registries Go Fair Trade with Dishware Handpainted in Tunisia

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st August, 2012 | 2 Comments

LeSoukLooking for the perfect wedding gift for your favorite newly hitched couple? In a global economy on overload from excessive, cookie cutter, sweatshop production, sometimes it can be hard to find something unique and functional for your friends, a gift that holds a story of family, community, and cultural heritage to celebrate the union of two people in love. The Global Exchange Fair Trade stores have something special to share… couples, put it on your wish list!
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From East Coast to West, Swing into a Fair Trade Summer!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 18th July, 2012 | 2 Comments

Guatemala ApronsWhether you can’t wait to have that summer get-together with family, friends, and neighbors, or you just feel like you want a little mid-summer break and throw yourself a “me-time” tea time, the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores have just the thing to help you set the stage. Read on to find out what your summer is missing…
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