Greetings Fair Traders. Today is the first day of October and it also marks the first day of Fair Trade Month. This year’s theme is “The Faces of Fair Trade” so in honor of this year’s theme, we will be bringing you more stories about the Fair Trade producer groups that we work with.

Have a story you want to share with us about a Fair Trade producer that you met with? How about a producer group that you’ve heard about that truly inspires you? Be sure to tell us about it and we will go ahead and post it for you.

ALSO! To celebrate this special occassion, the Global Exchange Online Store will be sending you FREE chocolate with every single order placed in our Online Store during the month of October. There is no minimum purchase required, so everyone is a winner! All we ask is that you shop early to make sure you get your chocolate fix, because this is a ‘while supplies last’ deal. Just type in “FREE CHOCOLATE” in the customer comment box at checkout. So simple and so delicious.

Go out and get your Fair Trade on. The Fair Trade Month 2008 website is a great resource in case you’re wondering how you can get involved and find out about different events around your ‘hood. Solidarity, my friends. Happy Fair Trade Month!