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Unique Gifts for Valentine's Day!

January 19, 2015

This Valentine's Day, give a gift that gives twice!  Here is a selection of handmade items from around the world available at Alternatives Global Marketplace.  With the purchase of these fair trade items, you are supporting a process that brings dignity to a people's struggle for economic independence.    Kisii Stone Carvings This fair trade blue heart dish is hand carved from kisii stone and inscribed with the phrase "Be the Change". A great place to store keys, change, or jewelry. These hearts are hand made by members of the Kisii tribe in Kenya from stone found in western Kenya where they live. The men have become excellent craftsmen and income from the sale of these items provide relief from the... Continue Reading →

4 Reasons You Should Buy Fair Trade Organic Coffee

January 13, 2015

Most people enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning. The aroma, taste, and the pleasure of good coffee is often irresistible. So what makes a good cup of coffee? We all know there are so many options….shade grown, Peruvian vs. Guatemalan, organic vs non organic, fair trade, etc. What do you choose? Well here are 4 reasons to drink only fair trade organic coffee. 1. Fresh TasteIt taste better! Quality coffee beans are grown on in small-scale organic farms. Gainesville is lucky to have Sweetwater Organic Coffee, a local roaster of fair trade organic coffee available at Alternatives Global Marketplace and around town. They roast certified USDA Organic, high altitude & shade grown, specialty-grade Arabic coffee roasted in... Continue Reading →

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