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Indigenous is here! Spreading the Beauty of Handmade & Fair Trade Eco-Fashion

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 18th September, 2014 | 1 Comment

I am so excited to welcome Indigenous Designs clothing into our Berkeley shop!
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Dinner with Holy Land and a Reality Tour to Palestine

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 9th July, 2014 | 2 Comments

Holy Land PestoQ: What has a robust aroma, flavors evocative of fresh fruit, a peppery bite and a hint of bitterness? A: Holy Land olive oil from Palestine, available at Global Exchange Fair Trade shop in Berkeley.
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Summer Tablecloths and The Elmwood Cafe

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 23rd June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Karas' of ElmwoodWe just received our summer shipment of hand, blockprinted table cloths from India so I invited Kara Hammond, the amazing General Manager of The Elmwood Café to come in and choose her favorite design. Afterwards Kara invited me to her café for my favorite hot drink! “The Elmwood District” is a neighborhood in Berkeley where the Global […]
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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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Return from India #BagsAcrossBorders

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bags Across BordersOur long-time Fair Trade partner, Handmade Expressions invited Global Exchange to northwest India to meet with a community of artisans who specialize in traditional wood block-printing and the production of our Fair Trade Eco-Shopper bags. Here’s our story!
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Woven Promises: Talented Artisans and the Perfect Cotton Product

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th March, 2014 | 2 Comments

photo (1)Hand-woven Ethiopian cotton and wild, organic silks reared by the artisans themselves are wispy as clouds. Wear your Woven Promises scarves with resolution, and inspire others to look beyond corporate fashion. Ethical shopping can change the world.
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In Stores Now: Indigenous Designs Spring Line

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th March, 2014 | 1 Comment

Indigenous Designs Spring ApparelThe modern, eco-friendly fashion of Indigenous Designs clearly reflects Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores style, ethical, and ecological sensibilities. This is fashion we feel good about!
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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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