Alabi Recycling: An Environmental Business Model

Alabi Recycling: An Environmental Business Model

Author: Juliet Hall, Environmental Impact Intern at Global Gifts Short North Mario Alabi from Alabi Recycling is taking the Reuse in “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” to a new level with his business model. A Fair Trade artisan from El Salvador, Mario drives around his country and collects inner-tubes from the streets. He...

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What is YOUR Spirit Rug?

What is YOUR Spirit Rug?

Author: Noah Wotring, Global Gifts Community Engagement Intern  Global Gifts in Columbus, Ohio is currently hosting a Fair Trade Rug Event featuring 300 rugs in a variety of styles and sizes that have been hand-knotted and woven by Pakistani artisans. Just for fun, we've created this short quiz which you can take...

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New In Store: The "Roll-On" Bracelet

New In Store: The

Beauty That's Deeper Than The Surface... Long-time Nora store volunteer, Elizabeth Blanchard, just fell in love with our newest arrivals in the jewelry department: Roll-On Bracelets. She was initially attracted to their easy-to-wear comfort and intricate designs -- and then she looked further into the story behind the product... "I...

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What's in that Dye? Natural Colors Found in Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs

What's in that Dye? Natural Colors Found in Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs

Author: Noah Wotring, Community Engagement Intern at Global Gifts Short North Bunyaad Rugs are handmade in Pakistan by local artisans who implement a combination of modern and traditional methods of production that dictate everything from how the sheep wool is spun, to how the woolen fabric is cut and designed, and...

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Artisan Spotlight Using Up-cycled Materials: Saris from Bangladesh

Artisan Spotlight Using Up-cycled Materials: Saris from Bangladesh

Written by Emily Heller, Retail Studies Intern International Women's Day this past Wednesday highlighted an empowered group of Tibetan Nuns who were the first women to graduate with their Geshema degrees! They create beautiful prayer flags and incense that we carry in our store to support them. We wanted to...

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