After the summer sun begins to fade, I am directed toward the cozy and fabulous fashions of fall. I am dedicated to the finesse of fall weather and clothing. Dark charcoal, heather gray and creamy whites mix with cobalt blue, turquoise teal and royal purple make up the rich color palette for this fall, fair trade season. Fall is burnt orange and hot pink sunsets, crimson leaves, ponchos with fringes, chunky cowl neck sweaters and warm wool hats, gloves and scarves. This fall I am so excited to welcome Indigenous Designs clothing into our Berkeley shop!
Ponchos, cardigans and raglan pullovers are just a few of the treasures we are proudly carrying. The Hooded Jacquard Cardigan, stands out with it’s geometric pattern and is knit with the most luxurious blend of super fine guage alpaca, organic cotton and soft tencel. This cardigan will help ease any summer blues.
After last season the much awaited long EZ skirt has made a comeback in beautiful night shadow (purple) which perfectly pairs with the Luxury Long Sleeve Tee both made from 100% organic pima cotton jersey, so soft it melts in your hands.
If you are looking for beautifully designed, high quality clothes made from only the finest organic and natural fibers we have them here.
Rare to the fashion world and a progressive beacon, Indigenous Designs commits to producing quality clothes without compromising the environment and stays steadfast to the artisan cooperatives they work with by ensuring fair trade wages.
I catch myself daydreaming about sitting in front of a fire wearing my new hooded sweater, steam rising up from a cup of hot coffee, knowing, happily that my sweater was made honoring the hands who knit it and with respect to the planet around it.
I invite you to come in and share the joy of fall. Come in see the new design of the Berkeley shop, try on our fall clothing and become inspired for your holiday shopping.
Fair Trade Fashion Show
Saturday Aug 7, 11am-4pm
Join us at the Global Exchange San Francisco and Berkeley stores to celebrate Fair Trade fashion!
Come enjoy a free Fair Trade iced tea while we feature our colorful, comfortable and affordable line of Fair Trade women’s clothing and accessories.
- 100% cotton, colorful dresses hand block printed in India
- Beautifully embroidered light cotton blouses also from India
- Everyone’s favorite line of simple, soft cotton dresses and fitted shirts in a wide selection of this seasons colors. Handmade in Bali
- Silk and cotton scarves from around the world. Perfect for summer evenings or to add a dash of color to your outfit.
All of our Fair Trade clothing and accessories are handmade by women’s cooperatives and artisan groups. Livable wages, good working conditions, no assembly line factory production – that’s what you’re getting when you shop Global Exchange.
Global Exchange Fair Trade San Francisco Store
4018 24th Street (near Noe)
San Francisco CA 94114 (map)
Global Exchange Fair Trade Berkeley Store
2840 College Ave (Between Russell St. and Stuart St.)
Berkeley, CA 94705 (map)
Fair Trade Sun Dress by Mata Traders
Fair Trade Summer Dress Celebration & Iced Tea Tasting
Celebrate summer with Fair Trade sun dresses at all Global Exchange store locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, Washington D.C. and Virginia!
Saturday July 3, 11am-4pm
Come enjoy a cool glass of free Fair Trade iced tea while you check out our full line of Fair Trade sun dresses. 100% cotton, colorful, block printed dresses handmade in India.
All of our Fair Trade clothing and accessories are handmade by members of women’s cooperatives and artisan groups. Livable wages, good working conditions, no assembly line factory production – that’s what you’re getting when you shop Global Exchange.
Our summer dresses are made with care by members of two women’s cooperatives in India that employ over 600 economically disadvantaged artisans.
- Both groups are democratically structured organizations that provide benefits including childcare, annual medical checkups, overtime pay, and retirement plans.
- Artisan members come from rural, tribal, and urban slum areas and have little or no work skills when they join the cooperatives.
- The production process is completely managed by the cooperative members, and many become socially and politically active in their larger communities.
Perfect for July 4th barbecues! Let’s celebrate together what independence means to our Fair Trade producer groups!