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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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Fair Trade Successes in Rural India: From Cycles of Drought to Cycles of Reuse

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 1st October, 2012 | 4 Comments

PRODUCER 1The traditional block-print fabric bags the artisans in Barmer began to produce for Handmade Expressions quickly became one of their best-selling items. However, hand block-printing requires an immense volume of water to dye and print the fabric. This issue of resource management in the face of environmental and economic adversity is one that many underprivileged communities face—use water to support an income generating project at the expense of other survival needs, or suffer economic hardship?
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Build Your Own Fair Trade Dia de los Muertos Altar

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th September, 2012 | 3 Comments

altarStop by your local Bay Area Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores for all you need to build your own Dia de los Muertos altar! The San Francisco and Berkeley Global Exchange stores are stocked with everything from retablos to sugar skull molds and meringue power to paper marigolds.
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Get Ready to Fair Trade Your Halloween

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 27th September, 2012 | 2 Comments

Hallowen_lilmonstersGet ready! In less than a week we’ll be launching our month of Fair Trade activities so you can take action daily to support Fair Trade! Here’s a taste of what’s in store…
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Fair Trade Roundup: Too Much Excitement for One Headline!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 30th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Fair-Trade-NewsThings are happening in the Fair Trade industry; a Labor Day action, certification updates, upcoming conferences, and a whole lot more. Here’s a rundown of Fair Trade news, all in one place….your monthly Fair Trade Roundup!
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Time To Count Your Summer S’mores

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 21st August, 2012 | 6 Comments

Fair Trade Smores Hershey actionOn Labor Day, join activists from around the country in a fun Facebook action to demand that Hershey‘s and the rest of the cocoa industry END the grinding poverty and abusive child labor in the cocoa fields…by making a statement with s’mores!
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