Upcycled T's Find New Life While Providing Income to Fair Trade Artisans in Africa

Upcycled T's Find New Life While Providing Income to Fair Trade Artisans in Africa

Charitable stores like Goodwill resell gently used clothing at low prices for Americans looking for a bargain. However, when that same clothing is shipped to countries across Africa by the ton and sold in open air markets for highly competitive prices, communities suffer. Local designers, businesses and textile factories cannot compete with the imported fabrics and are shut down resulting in major...

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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 highlighted an empowered group of Tibetan Nuns who were the first women to graduate with Geshema degrees! And because there are so many women's groups to celebrate, we wanted to show you another group of females who find fair trade work...

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DIY: Recycled Book Paper Rose Wreath

DIY: Recycled Book Paper Rose Wreath

Making this beautiful, eco-friendly symbol of peace for a gift, or for your own home, is quick, simple, and inexpensive. You need only five "ingredients": - The wreaths, a long-time Global Gifts best seller from the Philippines*,   are available at all of our stores.- Paper- A hot glue gun- Scissors- Floral...

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Handmade Ties and Bowties for Dad

Handmade Ties and Bowties for Dad

With Father’s Day being just over a week away, June 19th, here are two accessories that make perfect gifts for fathers.     Some of our neckties and bowties are made through Lucia's Imports of Guatemala using upcycled corte fabric. Corte fabric is a cotton fabric, typically handwoven using foot...

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Ready for Wedding Season!

Ready for Wedding Season!

Couples get married throughout the year, but June tops the list as the most popular month for weddings. Whether you’re attending the nuptials of a family member, friend, co-worker, or anyone else, choose a gift for the newlyweds that’s unique, handmade, and also one that was ethically obtained and made....

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