Friday, October 16, 2015

Visit to the International Gift Faire

October is Fair Trade Month! To celebrate I just visited the International Gift Faire at Lincoln Glen Church in San Jose. Open today til 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 6pm.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

International Gift Faire

October is Fair Trade Month! Celebrate by attending the International Gift Faire in San Jose featuring unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home décor, coffee, tea, chocolate and more from Ten Thousand Villages, and other fair trade nonprofits that benefit low-income farmers and artisans in developing countries.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Celebrate Fair Trade Month with Joab

October is Fair Trade Month! Celebrate with the knowledge that when you choose Fair Trade coffee, you're helping dads like Joab provide a bright future for their children.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Social Responsibility in the Marketplace

October is Fair Trade Month! Celebrate by becoming aware of our social responsibility in the marketplace. See

Friday, October 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Where is Fair Trade?

October is Fair Trade Month! Celebrate by learning where Fair Trade is. Choose a country from the map below and learn about the lives of the farmers and artisans that produce the Fair Trade products. see
I chose Madagascar where the Association Tsiry Andampin'ny Fosa was created in May 2008 by a small number of vanilla producers who met in the school building of the village Andampin’ny Fosa. They formed the association with the goal to produce and market top quality vanilla by combining forces and pooling capacities and competences of the vanilla growers in the region.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Heed the words of Nobel Peace Prize Winner

October is Fair Trade Month! Celebrate by heeding the words of Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee who says “It’s not enough that they sit in their living rooms and complain about what they see on TV. It’s time for them to challenge their lawmakers and their politicians”.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fair Trade Bananas

Happy Fair Trade Month! Celebrate with Fair Trade Bananas. Not only are you helping the Banana Farmers and their families, you are doing your body good.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fair Trade Sales at Santa Teresa Festival

October is Fair Trade Month.  Celebrate with a Festival.
Santa Teresa Parish of San Jose is celebrating its
Tenth Annual Community Festival by selling Fair Trade
crafted items. You can choose gifts that change lives.
Shop for beautiful and fairly traded home décor,
accessories and other unique hand crafted items made
by marginalized artisans and farmers living in over 30
countries. Through your purchases, they gain the
income and skills they need to support themselves and
their families. The Work of Human Hands Sale is hosted
in partnership with CRS and SERRV, non-profit
organizations dedicated to eradicating poverty around
the world. You can learn more about the Work of Human
Hands at
Santa Teresa Parish
794 Calero Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123