In today’s world economy, where profits rule and small-scale producers are shut out of the bargaining process, farmers, craft producers and other workers are often left without resources or hope for their future. Fair trade helps exploited producers escape from this cycle and gives them a way to maintain their traditional lifestyles with dignity.
The Global Exchange Fair trade Stores set an example of working responsibly with world craft producers. We generate income for thousands of artisans and their families in over 40 countries, by operating according to Fair trade Criteria. Global Exchange Fair trade Stores feature products from around the world, with fair prices for consumers and fair prices paid to producers.
Global Exchange operates brick and mortar stores in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA