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!

Join Us at All Our Global Exchange Store locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, DC and Virginia

Saturday June 19, 2010 for a Fair Trade Tea Tasting
and Gift Recommendations for Dad

Enjoy a free cup of premium loose leaf tea harvested according to the highest Fair Trade standards* and receive a 10% discount on our rustic black and bright color tea infuser cups and tea pots handmade in VietnamOffer also available online! Perfect for the Dad who likes to settle in with some Fair Trade tea  while he reads the paper.

Also check out our wallets and toiletry bags made out of recycled tires for the utilitarian guy on the go.

And our Black Chamba Colombian cookware line, perfect for the outdoor grill, stove top and oven to table family style service, makes a great gift for the Dad who loves to cook!

See you Saturday, June 19 at the Global Exchange Stores!

*Fair Trade tea offers consumers an opportunity to enjoy a quality product that directly benefits the lives of producers and their families in developing countries worldwide. There are over 70 FLO-certified tea estates and small-scale producer groups in 11 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Fair Trade supports a better life for tea workers by guaranteeing compliance with national and regional minimum wages and labor standards.  Fair Trade secures freedom of association for farmers and workers, and facilitates democratic decision-making processes.  Small-scale tea producers gain direct market access and improve business capacity.  Fair Trade promotes the use of sustainable farming methods that are safer for humans and the environment.

photo: Equal Exchange