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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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This Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and Shop Fair Trade!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th April, 2011 | 4 Comments

smiling-planet-earth-cartoon-2-thumIn honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, San Francisco’s Global Exchange Store is highlighting exceptional examples of recycled and sustainably harvested goods. Fair Trade Certification does not only signify living wage standards for artisans worldwide, it also means that strict environmental regulations are in place. Fair trade discourages deforestation and the use of harmful chemicals, and encourages organic farming techniques, recycling post-consumer waste, the use of sustainably harvested natural materials, and the protection of natural resources.
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Peace Corps Volunteer Gives us the Inside Scoop on One of our Senegalese Artisan Groups

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 16th March, 2011 | 9 Comments

IMG_1926Ever wondered how a fair trade business begins? I got the inside scoop from a friend in the Peace Corps.Of course, it didn’t take long to realize that the recycled prayer mat baskets sold at Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores are the exact same baskets coming from my friend’s Peace Corps project in Senegal. Small world, eh?
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Another Reason Why Women Think Chocolate is Divine

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th February, 2011 | 5 Comments

429In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Global Exchange is teaming up with farmer-owned chocolate company Divine Chocolate, to celebrate the women of Divine’s farmer collective, Kuapa Kokoo. This Spring, Divine will be donating a portion of their sales to the Kuapa Kokoo’s Women’s Project; they’re teaching women cocoa farmers how to start small businesses, earn extra family income, and feel tremendous pride. You can show your support by purchasing Divine Chocolate 3.5 oz bars at the San Francisco Global Exchange Store for the month of March, and we’ll give you $1.00 off!
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