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Fair Trade New Year Resolutions

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 8th January, 2014 | 3 Comments

Singing bowl for Meditation Handmade in Tibet and available in SfWhen I left the Global Exchange San Francisco shop on Christmas Eve (to drive to my parent’s house in Laguna Beach) it was filled with people and energy, a mixture of Christmas anticipation and December exhaustion. Our store Christmas tree, holding (8 hours installation time of) little white lights, had been standing strong since Thanksgiving. […]
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Fair Trade Roundup: Chocolate Companies Should Go Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 18th December, 2013 | No Comments

Justice-Gingerbread-houseIn this Fair Trade Roundup, you’ll learn about actions you can take to encourage chocolate companies to go Fair Trade. Don’t forget the “News to Peruse” section towards the bottom for your dose of Fair Trade related news.
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Fair Trade Roundup: #FairTuesday Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Store Updates on 20th November, 2013 | No Comments

fair tuesday logoThis Fair Trade Roundup features a dirty Fair Trade campaign, news about #FairTuesday and how YOU can participate, plus an announcement about the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store annual holiday party in San Francisco. And to round out our Fair Trade Roundup…our usual gathering of Fair Trade related articles.
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Fair Trade Knitting Communities of Bolivia and Peru

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th November, 2013 | No Comments

splash-image-bigNew Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Sales Associate Carly spreads the love for Fair Trade knitting communities of Bolivia and Peru.
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Fair Trade Store Becomes San Francisco Certified Green Business

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 13th November, 2013 | 3 Comments

green sign sfWe are proud to announce that the Global Exchange Fair Trade store in San Francisco has met the highest standards of the San Francisco Green Business Program. We are officially a Green place to shop! Here’s what that means……
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A Day in San Antonio, Guatemala With Artisan Weavers

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st October, 2013 | 5 Comments

IMG_0137Global Exchange’s Berkeley/San Francisco Fair Trade Stores Manager Kara Roguly walks us through a day in the life of a Fair Trade buyer in Guatemala, who meets directly with artisan suppliers to see how they make beautiful crafts.
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It’s Almost Time to Fair Trade Your Halloween

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 18th September, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fair Trade is bootifulOctober is Fair Trade month, and we’ve got 31 days of fun ideas and activities for you to take part!
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Sneak Peek at a Fair Trade Buyer’s Picks for Fall

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th September, 2013 | 4 Comments

Coming Soon!Wondering how we choose our Fair Trade product for fall? Fall is the special time of year when our partners in Fair Trade introduce their new collections and every year, as the buyer for the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores, I attend the New York International Gift Show, where I can see, touch, and sometimes try on what’s new in Fair Trade! Here are a few of my very favorites from this year’s show….
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Does ‘Aid for Trade’ Work?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Guest Posts on 12th August, 2013 | 4 Comments

Traicraft-2Check out this guest blog post by the folks at the UK’s Traidcraft which asks the question, “Does aid for trade work?”
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Bells of Mindfulness: Finding Fair Trade in Sacred Spaces

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 6th August, 2013 | 8 Comments

Indika bells at SF storeThe Bells of Mindfulness, proposes to deeply examine the idea of sacred spaces. Drawing on the Buddhist tradition of using temple bells as an aid for mindfulness, Tiffany suspended 1000 Indika bells and 1000 handmade paper cranes attached to brightly colored ribbons, color blocked, from a persimmon tree in Montalvo’s Italianate Garden, creating a tranquil space for rest and reflection. The Bells of Mindfulness is a participatory sculpture. See how you can get involved…
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