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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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I Used to be Plastic. Now I’m a Beautiful Fair Trade Product!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th October, 2011 | 3 Comments

ecoresin ringUpcycling is a great way to convert waste materials into useful products of high quality, keeping plastic and other materials that are non-biodegradable out of landfills. Stop by the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store in San Francisco and check out our new upcycled products, from plastic jewelry to clutches made out of cassette tapes!
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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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Ethical Soles

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th August, 2011 | 7 Comments

shoesShoes and sweatshops. Two words too often connected. Finding ethical footwear is a challenge, but you’ll be happy to know that Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Store in San Francisco is introducing a new line of beautiful and ethically designed espadrilles from a worker-owned factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Learn more about these reclaimed factories at an in-store film screening of “The Take,” this Wednesday at 6pm!
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Photo Contest Entries Are In, Voting Open

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

2012_calendar_image-lo_res_3_largeFair Trade photo contest voting now open. Find out the details about that and a whole lot more. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Models Strut Their Stuff Next Week

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th May, 2011 | 2 Comments

ft-modelsModels are hot, but Fair Trade models are even hotter! Next week some Fair Trade models will be stepping out during an annual Human Rights Awards Gala. Ben & Jerry are emceeing, and guests will be served Fair Trade Certified ice cream. Find out about this and other news in our Fair Trade Roundup.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Ben & Jerry’s Introduces Fair Tweets

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th May, 2011 | No Comments

Graphic Credit: www.fairtweets.comHappy almost World Fair Trade Day! This week our Fair Trade Roundup includes news about how to make the best use of your tweets for World Fair Trade Day (May 14th), what town just went Fair Trade, upcoming event info, and more.
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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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