New Partner: Aayenda Jewelry

Global Goods Partners is proud to announce our exciting new collaboration with the stellar Afghanistan-based organization, Aayenda Jewelry! Aayenda is an artisan jewelry line that was founded in 2013 as a way to create jobs for young Afghan men and women. Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 11.10.31 AM

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Summer Sample Sale 2013!

Yesterday evening Global Goods Partners hosted a Summer Sample Sale! It was an evening of fun fair trade shopping featuring handmade jewelry, accessories, and home decors from our artisans around the world. In preparing for the Sample Sale, we rediscovered many of our past treasures that were featured on our website: Felt finger puppets from Nepal, silk scarves & rice tote bags from Cambodia, and beautiful clutches that could complement any outfit! Interested shoppers, and GGP friends & volunteers filtered in to browse and buy these quality goodies at discounted prices.

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We, at Global Goods Partners love to see our customers happy, and what better way than with food! Our customers enjoyed a delicious spread of cookies, fruits and cheeses, as well as delicious apple and mango snacks donated by our friends at Peeled Snacks! Did I mention we had wine? Oh, it was an after-work treat!

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We would like to thank all those who came out to shop, and support us at the Sample Sale. We had a great time, and look forward to future events. If you missed the Sale, do not fret. Look out for other events by liking our Facebook page, visiting our website, and following us on Twitter (@GlobalGoods)!

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Trends: Pastels

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 is currently underway, with exciting new styles on display for us to derive inspiration from!

Pastels are predicted to be a huge hit this upcoming season, with pale pinks, blues, greens, and purples among the top colours in style. Several designers have incorporated pastels into their designs, like Karl Lagerfeld, Catherine Malandrino and Donna Karan:

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 11.19.54 AMGlobal Goods Partners has a great selection of pastel-colored accessories to boost your wardrobe this spring season. Our products are not only stylish, but environmentally friendly AND fair trade. In keeping up with this season’s latest fashion trends, you’ll also be supporting female artisans in marginalized communities worldwide while also making a difference to the environment!

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 11.56.32 AMCheck out our website to find these eye-catching pastel-colored spring accessories!

Scrunched Cotton Handbag, Patterned Clay Earrings, Felt Flower Brooch, Two-Toned Linen Scarf, Striped Silk Scarf, Bottle Stop Tassel and Clay

Fair Trade Stocking Stuffers

Having trouble coming up with stocking stuffer ideas? Global Goods Partners has got you covered with these suggestions:

For her:

Metal Bangles from India, Metallic Sunburst Earrings, Kashmir Painted Ornament

For him:

Upcycled Wire Wristband, Men’s Recycled Rice Bag Wallet, Red Silk Tie

For Little Girl:

Colorful Stuffed Elephant, Sheep Mittens, Felt Star Ornament

For Little Boy:

Knit Stuffed Cotton Elephant, Knit Teddy Bear, Felt Tree Ornaments

For the Dog:

Dalmatian Dog Sweater, Handmade Leather Dog Collar & Leash, Beaded Dog Collar

More Summer Style: Fibers and Seeds

We have some great summer jewelry handmade from natural fibers and seeds, including bracelets from Colombia and necklaces from Argentina and Brazil. Use these pieces as eco-friendly and fashionable accessories.

These bracelets are the perfect accessory for day or night and are made from naturally dyed caña flecha fiber.

This ivory-colored necklace is made from Tagua and the circle necklace is patterned with seeds.

These colorful single and double-stranded necklaces are made from the pit of Açai berries.

Made in Argentina, these necklaces are handcrafted from seeds and chaguar, a sustainably harvested plant fiber.