Fair Trade Glass Jewelry from Ghana: A Journey from Bottle to Bracelet

Fair Trade Glass Jewelry from Ghana: A Journey from Bottle to Bracelet

What happens to the glass bottle after you’ve enjoyed your favorite beverage? If you’re like many people, you rinse the empty bottle, place it in a recycling can, and forget about it. The Krobo people of Ghana have made an art of crafting old glass bottles into beads used for...

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Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Author: Alice Martin, Global Gifts Short North Community Engagement Intern  The first ever Fair Trade chocolate bar made its way to the UK in 1998. Since then Kuapa Kokoo, a Fair Trade farmer cooperative, has been selling their own cocoa with the help of their 65,000 members. Divine Chocolate Company makes...

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Fair Trade Solutions for Gender Inequality

Fair Trade Solutions for Gender Inequality

Between 60-80% of the world’s food is produced by women who make up around 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries. This figure comes from Fairtrade International’s Equal Harvest report based on recent research. Despite this significant percentage, the women who are growing the food we eat own...

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Market Baskets from Around the World

Market Baskets from Around the World

Curious where to purchase a cute market basket? They’re perfect for the Farmer’s Market or a picnic! Global Gifts has plenty for every type of consumer.       The Ocean Tones Basket (above) is hand woven from double-plied kaisa grass and palm leaf by CORR- The Jute Works (CJW), an artisan...

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