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Best Store for Guilt-Free Handicrafts San Francisco 2008 - Global Exchange

Global Exchange

Global Exchange

4018 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94114

415-648-8068

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Each Laotian scarf, pair of Malian earrings, Indian block-print tablecloth, and bar of Bolivian chocolate has proudly come to this Noe Valley store via fair trade. Translation: They were made by artisans or farmers who received a living wage in a worker-owned co-op or farm where they have collective bargaining power. Global Exchange was cofounded in 1988 as an international human rights organization by Medea Benjamin (also the cofounder of feminist antiwar group Code Pink) and now has fair-trade stores here, Berkeley, Portland, and three others coming soon in Washington, D.C. The benefit for the artisans is a given, but there's a perk for the customer as well: Eliminating the middleman often makes for more reasonable prices, and you can walk away without the sneaking suspicion that someone in the developing world is being screwed.

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Global Exchange was cofounded in replica handbags1988 as an international human rights organization by Medea Benjamin

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Thanks so much SFWeekly for voting Global Exchange Fair Trade Store to be in this years 'Best Of' list. We really appreciate the shout-out. Welove how much this city has embraced Fair Trade and socially conscious shopping. Global Exchange and small-scale artisans around the world thank you! If you'd like to find out more about Global Exchange's involvement in the Fair Trade movement and about the different artisans that we work with around the world, please check out our blog at http://globalexchangestore.blo....

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