This just in. Our Berkeley Store has a great collection of hats, scarves and gloves from Bolivia to keep your loved ones warm this winter. We rarely do blatant plugs for products on here, but hey, these items are too awesome not to share! We swear, they’re hip and modern, practical and stylish. In our Berkeley store, you’ll find a wide variety of styles for all ages. Ponchos for kids, fingerless gloves for college hipsters, cozy scarves for Mom. You get the idea.

They’re from Andes Gifts which supports a collective of mostly middle age women. Because of the Fair Trade standard the women make at least 3 times the regional average in wages. They work at their own pace in cooperatives, in clean, spacious and safe environments. Most of the accessories are made from an alpaca blend. The alpacas are treated humanely by their shepherds for their wool is very important to their livelihood.

So yeah, stop by our Berkeley Store to check out the Andes Gifts collection, and the other unique gifts you’ll find all under one roof.

Global Exchange Berkeley Store – 2840 College Avenue (at Russell)