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Block Printing with Kara!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 11th April, 2013 | 18 Comments

Step 5Sitting at my kitchen table, looking down at the beautiful tablecloth hand block printed in Bajur, India, I can’t help but wonder… Could I have made this? How difficult can block printing be? I just so happen to have some beautiful blocks, fabric paint, paintbrushes and canvas ….so here I go!
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Fair Trade Coffee Topped with Delicious Peace in D.C.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th March, 2013 | 1 Comment

Delicious PeaceFair Trade coffee is about to get an extra shot of deliciousness in Washington DC with the screening of the award winning documentary film Delicious Peace at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store (inside Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K).
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Fair Trade Vs. Local: A Big Decision for Your Neighborhood Fair Trade Store

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 21st March, 2013 | 4 Comments

Global Exchange Fair Trade Store: San FranciscoThe decision between buying Fair Trade vs. local, as far as I’m concerned, is a decision between buying better vs. better. Both buying practices are rooted in knowing where your money is being spent and the impact on community. That’s why it was such a difficult decision to….
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Hand-Stitching Hope in the Slums of Calcutta

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th March, 2013 | 3 Comments

Fair Trade Asha ScarvesWorking at the Fair Trade Store in Berkeley, I get to see beautiful crafts arriving a few times a week. My favorite part of my job is learning about the wonderful projects and producer groups we work with. Asha Imports is no exception…..
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Here’s What Shopping at Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Stores is Like

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

SF-Fair-Trade-store-galsI walked into the Global Exchange Fair Trade store in San Francisco last week to cross off the last of the names on my gift list. Here’s what happened.
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Fair Trade Events that Give Back this Holiday

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th November, 2012 | 4 Comments

'Tis the season to shop Fair Trade at the Global Exchange Fair Trade StoresElection season may be over, but holiday season is right around the corner–can you believe it?! And while some of you may be busily stocking up on Fair Trade ingredients for the big Thanksgiving meal (like Fair Trade spices for pumpkin pie), over at the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores we’re getting ready to host some great fundraising events with local organizations near and dear to our hearts. Here are the details.
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Is Your Halloween Fair Trade?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 31st October, 2012 | No Comments

papaelpicado2We want to know, is your Halloween Fair Trade? We spent the month sharing 31 days to Fair Trade your Halloween and celebrate Fair Trade month.
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Weaving Sustains Family During Harvest Time in the Mayan Highlands

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th October, 2012 | 4 Comments

Jocelyn and weaving partners in Guatemala Photo Credit: Global Exchange, September 2012Last month Jocelyn Boreta, Program Director of the Global Exchange Fair Trade stores, traveled to Guatemala to work with some of our producer partners. She shares highlights (and beautiful photos!) of the trip with us:
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Global Exchange is Hiring: PT Fair Trade Sales Associate for D.C.

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

Anonymous_PersonDo you or someone you know have retail experience and a passion for Fair Trade? Then check out this position that just opened up…
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It’s October and Fair Trade Month is Here

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd October, 2012 | No Comments

Halloween_lilmonstersWe’ve launched our calendar of 31 Fair Trade activities so you can take action daily to support Fair Trade all month long! Here’s how it’s going, and how you can get involved…
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