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Fair Trade Yoga Bags in Store!

Fair Trade Yoga Bags in Store!

We have some great new yoga bags in store! All are fair trade and handmade by artisans from different parts of the world!

This recycled silk sari yoga bag is handmade by artisans in Nepal with traditional skills and materials. The beautiful silk fabric is vintage and will vary by bag. The great thing is the fabric is salvaged and reused, and environmentally sustainable! There is also an outside zip pocket for your phone and wallet.

Village Works from Cambodia makes this waterproof and durable yoga mat wrap to carry your bag with you to class. It includes adjustable straps and an exterior zip pocket. The wrap is fully lined and silkscreened with fun patterns. To keep production environmentally sustainable, these bags are made with local materials and traditional craftwork, which preserves cultural heritage.

The Peace Exchange partners with female artisans in the Democratic Republic of Congo who make colorful yoga bags using traditional kittenge wax print fabric. We love the added details, like the zip pocket and double drawstring. Each of the bags is unique and is signed by the artisan who made it. You can learn her story online at the The Peace Exchange website!

These bags are practical and beautiful, and also fair trade, which means every purchase you make helps women and their children and families gain a better life! Choose Fair Trade when you shop and be the change. Let Fair Trade become part of your daily life!

Blog post by Vera Gan, one of our Fall semester interns from Ohio State University!

Sep 23, 2016

Celebrate Fair Trade Month with Global Gifts!

Celebrate Fair Trade Month with Global Gifts!

October is Fair Trade Month! In honor of Fair Trade Month, Global Gifts has organized family-friendly events at each of our stores. View all of the events below.

MASS AVENUE LOCATION

Live Mariachi Performance

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30PM

Where: Global Gifts 446 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN

Join us in celebrating Fair Trade Month with a free performance given by the Luis Mariachi Band.

Mass Ave. Monster Mash: Family Friendly Trick or Treating

When: Sunday, October 30, 4-7PM

Where: Global Gifts 446 Massachusetts Ave. Indianapolis, IN and participating businesses in the Mass Ave Cultural District

Kids and adults, stop by Global Gifts in costume and receive a Fair Trade mini-chocolate or just relax and warm up with some hot chocolate. Over 15 participating businesses from the 300 block to the 900 block. Look for the orange Monster Mash signs to indicate participating businesses.

NORA PLAZA LOCATION

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop (SOLD OUT)

When: October 18, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Where: Global Gifts 1300 E. 86th., Suite 17, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Cost: $10 per skull (supplies included)

Please join as we discuss Dia de los Muertos traditions while you learn how to make and decorate your own sugar skulls to take home. Space is limited to 10 participants. Suggested age is 12+ Please call the store to reserve your seat: 317.569.0670.

Quilling for Beginners: Make-it-and-Take-it Workshop

When: FridayOctober 22, anytime between 11AM – 3PM

Where: Global Gifts 1300 E. 86th., Suite 17, Indianapolis, IN

Cost: $2 per card or tag.

Join us in making quilled-paper cards and tags to adorn holiday gifts. With just a little instruction, you'll be able to make a variety of shapes that can be combined to make thousands of elegant designs.

Sandpiper Imports Trunk Show

When: Saturday, October 22, 11AM

Where: Global Gifts 1300 E. 86th., Suite 17, Indianapolis, IN 46240

As part of Fair Trade Month Global Gifts in Nora Plaza is hosting a trunk show featuring Sandpiper Imports, a unique & classic collection of .925 sterling silver jewelry designed and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Meet jewelry designer, Erika Herrera, and learn about her exciting experiences in fair trade.

BLOOMINGTON LOCATION

Nourish International Bake Sale

When: Saturday, October 8, 11AM-2PM

Where: Global Gifts 122 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN

Join, student organization, Nourish International, as they sell natural and delicious baked goods in the Bloomington Global Gifts store. Nourish International is a student organization whose mission is to engage students and empower communities to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty.

Downtown Trick or Treat Walk

When: Friday, October 28, 5-8PM

Where: Global Gifts 122 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404 and participating businesses in the downtown Bloomington area

Kids and adults, join us for a Downtown Bloomington Trick or Treat Walk. Stop by Global Gifts in costume and get a free Fair Trade mini-chocolate. Parking is FREE in the 4th St Garage located between College & Walnut on 4th Street after 6pm.

SHORT NORTH LOCATION

Gallery Hop

When: Saturday, October 1, 5-10PM

Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

Leticia Vasquez of Frida Katrina will be showing her Mexican Folk Art during October’s Gallery Hop! Enjoy spontaneous dancing during the event from Habeeba’s Dance of the Arts and Danceville USA! Enjoy complementary fair trade coffee and baked goods from the Women’s Bean Project.

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop (SOLD OUT)

When: Saturday, October 1, 3PM - 5PM

Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

Cost: $10 per skull (supplies included)

Please join Global Gifts is celebrating Fair Trade Month and Dia de los Muertos in October! Leticia Vasquez of Frida Katrina will be leading a Sugar Skull decorating workshop (registration required) and showing her Mexican Folk Art during Gallery Hop! Space is limited. Suggested age is 12+

Barkers and Beggars

When: Saturday, October 29, 11AM-1PM

Where: Global Gifts 682 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

Bring your costume clad pooches out for Trick or Treat for dogs in the Short North Arts District, hosted by Three Dog Bakery! Registration: $5 at Three Dog Bakery, 611 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 221-3647.

Beggar’s Night

When: Monday, October 31, 5-7PM

Where: Global Gifts Short North 682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 and participating businesses in the Short North Arts District

Kids and adults, stop by Global Gifts in costume and get a free Fair Trade mini-chocolate on Beggar’s Night!

Sep 22, 2016

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