How Green is Your Easter?

How Green is Your Easter?

Feature: Environmental Impact Hey, Greenster Bunny, drop by the Nora store in February and March for a FREE package of "Easter grass" for your baskets -- made of our prettiest shredded paper from around the globe. At Global Gifts in Nora, we make every effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Very...

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10-Year Volunteer Shows Love For Fair Trade and Sustainability

10-Year Volunteer Shows Love For Fair Trade and Sustainability

Yes, you read that right! Linda Bullard has been volunteering at our Nora store for 10 years. In fact, our Nora location is blessed to have quite a cadre of volunteers who have supported Global Gifts for a decade or more -- attesting to their passion for social justice and...

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Conscious Coverings for Your Floors

Conscious Coverings for Your Floors

There's no doubt that a great rug can really tie the room together! Whether you're planning on a total makeover for your living room, want to add a splash of color to your bedroom decor, or need to replace an existing rug that's seen better days, we've got an event that you won't want...

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Coffee Farmer Spotlight: Just Haiti

Coffee Farmer Spotlight: Just Haiti

Author: Emily Heller, Retail Management Intern, Bloomington Coffee is a staple in everyday morning routines, whether it’s drinking a cup early in the A.M., on your commute work, or as a late afternoon pick-me-up, coffee is what keeps so many people in the U.S. going through a long day. With all of...

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Tagua: The Nut that Benefits People and the Planet

Tagua: The Nut that Benefits People and the Planet

Author: Juliet Hall, Environmental Impact Intern at Global Gifts Short NorthThe tagua nut is quickly gaining popularity in the environmentally-conscious community and could even be the answer to many environmental and social problems that affect people and animals across the globe. The tagua nut, often called vegetable ivory, is being used...

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Fair Trade Gifts for Your Fabulously UNUSUAL Valentine

Fair Trade Gifts for Your Fabulously UNUSUAL Valentine

Romance looks different for everyone. Flowers, chocolates, and jewelry paired with a meaningful card are wonderful. But, you don't have to get sweet and sappy to show the special someone in your life that you care. Choose Fair Trade and handmade Valentine's Day gifts that are perfect for your one-of-a-kind partner, spouse, or...

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Valentine's Day ART CONTEST: Gifts From The Heart

Valentine's Day ART CONTEST: Gifts From The Heart

February is the Month of Love ...and we’re giving you the chance to express it!Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to create an original artwork representing “Gifts from the Heart”... love, fair trade, peace and sustainability.Grand prize: $100 gift card2nd place: $25 Gift Card3rd Place: Gift BasketBring your...

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Your Next Book: Life Lessons From Tiny Teachers

Your Next Book: Life Lessons From Tiny Teachers

Congratulations to Dr. Chuck Dietzen, local hero and founder of Timmy Global Health, for being named #AuthorOfTheWeek! Our Nora store was honored to host a book signing in 2016 for Dietzen's inspirational book, Pint-sized Prophets: Inspirational Moments That Taught Me We Are All Born To Be Healers.  The book is currently available at Global...

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Chakra Jewelry for Balanced and Fair Living

Chakra Jewelry for Balanced and Fair Living

There’s far more to this exquisite chakra stone necklace and earring set than just beautiful jewelry! Handcrafted by Fair Trade artisans in India, each chakra is represented by semi-precious stones: amethyst, sapphire, blue topaz, peridot, citrine, carnelian, and garnet in a sterling silver setting.              ...

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Resolve to Buy More Fair Trade in 2017

Resolve to Buy More Fair Trade in 2017

When starting a New Year's resolution in 2017, we think about eating healthier, trying yoga, traveling to a new state or country, and even shedding a few pounds at that new hip gym around the corner. We want to improve our own lives and a "new year" gives us an opportunity to...

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