Global Handicrafts

Geobars: The original Fair Trade cereal bar

Geobars: The original Fair Trade cereal bar

Celia, of Chile, knows a thing or two about honey. A mother of five, Celia lives in the Valdivia region of...

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The chocolate that built a school

The chocolate that built a school

West Africa is a hot-spot for chocolate slavery. Children as young as 8 can be found putting in back-breaking days wielding...

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Zimbabwe: New eyeglasses from fair trade

Zimbabwe: New eyeglasses from fair trade

When female unemployment in Zimbabwe was at 97%, a bunch of smart women got together and created a knitting cooperative. Knitting,...

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Cola building bridges in Sierra Leone

Cola building bridges in Sierra Leone

In Boma, Sierra Leone, crossing the river from the old village to the new village used to be a muddy struggle....

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Hearts and Hands: Joining hands with China’s deaf artisans

Hearts and Hands: Joining hands with China’s deaf artisans

Lei Mei, of China, was 25 when she suddenly lost her hearing. She’s not sure exactly how it happened, but it...

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Christmas cards – Peru

Christmas cards – Peru

“Those were the years of violence,” said Juliana, a Peruvian woman who works with craft collective Kuyanakuy. She reflected on the bloody...

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Dancing Goats and fair trade coffee

Dancing Goats and fair trade coffee

Dancing goats are, it would seem, responsible for the world’s love of coffee. According to legend, Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd from ancient...

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Sunbula

Sunbula

Faced with the challenge of feeding a family in situations of uncertain economics and security, the women of Palestine often cannot...

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Upcycling

Upcycling

One of the tenets of our fair trade principles is care for the environment. In our cafe and marketplace, we sell goods...

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