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This Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and Shop Fair Trade!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 14th April, 2011 | 4 Comments

smiling-planet-earth-cartoon-2-thumIn honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, San Francisco’s Global Exchange Store is highlighting exceptional examples of recycled and sustainably harvested goods. Fair Trade Certification does not only signify living wage standards for artisans worldwide, it also means that strict environmental regulations are in place. Fair trade discourages deforestation and the use of harmful chemicals, and encourages organic farming techniques, recycling post-consumer waste, the use of sustainably harvested natural materials, and the protection of natural resources.

Fair Trade Scarves for Fall!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 10th November, 2010 | 1 Comment

photoFall is officially upon us, and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than by stocking up on Global Exchange’s Fair Trade scarves! Whether you’re looking for cotton, silk, or wool scarves to keep you warm this fall, your local Global Exchange store is fully stocked with handmade scarves and shawls from all over the world.

Fair Trade Your Harvest Table

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 27th October, 2010 | 3 Comments

artisan blockprintinng-1Celebrate the fall harvest with Fair Trade tablecloths and napkins at all Global Exchange store locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, Washington D.C., and Virginia! If you buy a tablecloth and four napkins, we’ll throw in four FREE napkins!

Go Green by Switching to Cloth Napkins!

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 13th October, 2010 | 2 Comments

image.cidReduce your carbon footprint this season by switching from paper to cloth napkins! If you buy one set (one tablecloth and four napkins) of our handmade, blockprinted table linens, we’ll throw in four additional napkins for FREE!

Fair Trade Fashion Show this Saturday

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 5th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

photo-1Join us at the Global Exchange San Francisco and Berkeley stores to celebrate Fair Trade fashion! Saturday August 7, 11-4pm

Fair Trade and The Green Movement

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 17th February, 2010 | 1 Comment

Avani+Weaving+Handsby Dana Geffner Recently, myself, along with Jocelyn Boreta, the Global Exchange San Francisco Store Manager, were invited by Craftmark with financial help by Aid to Artisans to visit India and see firsthand how new and existing fair trade groups are transforming the workplace culture in rural India. Craftmark is an initiative by the All […]

Update from the Berkeley Store

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 24th October, 2008 | No Comments

Just an update from your Global Exchange friends at the Berkeley Store. If you’re ever in the Berkeley area, check out some lovely clothing they are carrying, as seen on the left. They are made by an amazing women’s collective in India called Aagor Daagra Afad. Aagor Daagra Afad is a women’s collective working with […]

Recent Buying Trip to India

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 4th September, 2008 | 2 Comments

In June 2008 Global Exchange Berkeley Store Manager Carolyn Gravely traveled to India for a buying trip. Read about her experiences meeting with artisans: I was fortunate enough to meet with six different collectives in India. Each group had a different type of craft and focus for their collective. The first group I visited was […]

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