Every Incense Has a Fair Trade Story

Every Incense Has a Fair Trade Story

Written by: Emily Heller, Bloomington Intern     These Ganesh Himal Trading Incense (above) are made by Tibetan nuns in the Kopan Monastery and they have been making the incense for over 25 years! The monastery is for nuns who were forced to leave Tibet but now accepts women from...

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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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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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Building Economic Sustainability One Journal at a Time

Building Economic Sustainability One Journal at a Time

A core principle of Fair Trade is establishing long-term relationships between buyers and makers. This means that artisans and producers not only have a seat at the negotiation table to determine how much they are paid for their goods; it also means that a concerted effort is made to support...

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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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