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Fair Trade USA Launches Fair Trade Certified Coconuts

Posted by in Uncategorized on 13th April, 2015 | No Comments

A farmer works to replant coconut treesAmid coconut boom, Fair Trade certification empowers farmers and workers to improve their lives and protect the environment. Although coconut products are booming in popularity, the individuals producing them are not always reaping the rewards. There is a significant gap between skyrocketing sales in North America and poverty level incomes earned by farmers in key coconut producing economies.
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Valentine’s Day Action Kits are Here!

Posted by in Uncategorized on 27th January, 2015 | No Comments

Valentine’s Day is a HUGE holiday for chocolate and this year show your love by taking action for Fair Trade! Available in short supply and until Feb 1 only, this kit supports Fair Trade artisans and farmers – producing wonderful chocolate you can enjoy!
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Berkeley: Thank You for 23-Years in Fair Trade!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd January, 2015 | 9 Comments

Jocelyn-and-Kara-Fair-TradeAfter 23-years in business on College Ave. in Berkeley, California, the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store will be closing its doors. Strategic decision making by our board of directors has prompted this change and in the New Year, we’ll be focusing in on our hard hitting campaign work. Our closure is in no way a reflection of the thriving Fair Trade economy! Fair Trade is vibrant and the movement is growing. Global Exchange is proud to have been an instrumental part of this growth.
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Top 5 Fair Trade Gifts Well Under $10

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 26th November, 2014 | 1 Comment

heart JBLooking for affordable, meaningful gifts this holiday season? Let’s make it easy for you. As the buyer for the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, I spent months connecting with our artisan partners to bring in a line of unique gifts that carry a story AND fit your budget. Here are my top 5 picks well under $10….perfect for your unexpected guest, teacher, neighbor, co-worker and loved ones.
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Top 5 Winter Wonderland Earrings

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates, Uncategorized on 21st November, 2014 | No Comments

E6Walking into winter months when jackets and scarves become a necessity, a bold pair of Fair Trade earrings is an easy way to maintain your personal style, uplift your spirit, and participate in the greater economic good. This season Global Exchange’s offering of Fair Trade earrings are fantastic! My top 5 favorites are….
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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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