Country Spotlight: Peru

Country Spotlight: Peru

    From deep within the Amazon Rainforest to the top of the Andes Mountains, over 5,000 Peruvian artisans work to create some of the amazing products that we have here at Global Gifts. With a corrupt and unreliable government, a lot of people struggle to find safe work. Since...

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Starfish Project: Helping Women Break the Chains of Trafficking

Starfish Project: Helping Women Break the Chains of Trafficking

There’s a brave woman behind every bracelet, necklace, and pair of earrings from Starfish Project. There’s a woman who has escaped trafficking and exploitation. There’s a woman who is learning to craft high quality jewelry. There’s a woman acquiring the skills to market products and there’s a woman who is...

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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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Colorful Kantha: Transforming Fabric and Women’s Lives

Colorful Kantha: Transforming Fabric and Women’s Lives

Author: Alice Martin, Global Gifts Short North Community Engagement Intern Kantha jewelry is made in India by a group of women who are working to support their families, their community, and themselves. Along with the Kantha fabrics that have a distinctive straight-line pattern to them, these artisans make unique jewelry...

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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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