Last night we held our ‘Shop for Change’ event at the NYC Charles Nolan store. The event was a huge success thanks to all of our amazing friends and supporters who came out. Of course the event could not have happened without the fabulous Charles Nolan team, including, Carola Nolan and Sloane Leondis, who helped us make the event a reality. It’s amazing to see how Charles’ sister Carola has continued to champion the important social causes that Charles dedicated himself to. At Global Goods Partners we strongly believe in the principles of selling Fair Trade and encouraging women-led development so it’s always exciting for us when we see that influential designers who are committed to educating their consumers about these issues.
We were lucky to have our amazing co-founders, Catherine Shimony and Joan Shifrin at the event along with executive director Jennifer Gootman and our dedicated team of interns. Our original international music playlist and the delicious international cocktails set the tone for a stylish and relaxed evening. We showcased the work of some of our amazing partners from different parts of the world at the event. The products included beautiful Two Tone Wire Wrapped Earrings from Streetwires in South Africa, Spring String Bracelets from Kiej de los Bosques in Guatemala, Tie Dyed Scarves, Summer Knotted Necklaces, Large Silk Wallets from Artisans Association of Cambodia, Multi-Colored Cotton Scarves and Cotton Totes from Aj Quen in Guatemala, Beaded Necklaces and Seed Bead Earrings from the Maasai Women’s Development Organization in Tanzania, Painted Carry-All Pouches from Chocofibres in Colombia, and Painted Bangles from India made by Community Friendly Movement. It was a great opportunity for our supporters to see the amazing handmade quality of the items from our producers. We hope everyone had a great time mingling and shopping and we hope to see you at future Global Goods Partners events!