Q & A with Austin Zimmerman

What brought you to Ganesh Himal Trading? I've know Ric and Denise most of my life as family friends. My work at Ganesh Himal first started as a nanny to their son Cameron,  and continued each summer when I would return home from school to work in the warehouse.   It was in those early

What a long, strange, rewarding trip it’s been!

What a long, strange and rewarding trip it’s been! But thirty five years is long enough, at least for me so it’s time to pass the torch, to hand over the keys to the executive washroom, to let someone younger if not wiser, someone who has the youthful energy and enthusiasm for fair-trade and

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds Nature is and always will be my best teacher. The wealth of wisdom that she shares in the simplest things astounds me. And so I ask questions and she responds in my dreams. When I asked the question of “What is the nature of a healthy business?” her response, “think of a

Fair Trade Collaborative Partnerships

Dawn Patel is an artist and business owner in Door County Wisconsin.  Her business “Brilliant Stranger” found its name in a dream, and reflects a sincere belief in the potential we all have to shine.  Wearable Art has become a focus in her creative business, and working with Ganesh Himal in the production of some of

Namaste from Nepal 2019

NAMASTE FROM NEPAL! I love beginnings, looking back at what we’ve done, what went well, what didn’t and getting the chance to start anew. Beginning the New Year in Nepal is even more special. Sitting and looking into the faces of many whom I’ve known for over 30 years, reflecting back on our struggles

International Fair Trade Charter Defines Vision for a Fairer World

International Fair Trade Charter Defines Vision for a Fairer World Many people use the term “fair trade,” but what does it actually mean? Today, more than 300 organizations around the world are uniting to launch an International Fair Trade Charterthat harmonizes the fundamental values of fair trade and defines our common vision towards achieving the

The Conversation Starts Here

Ganesh Himal welcomes you to our Fair Trade table... ... a table set to provide those who have been excluded a voice, a seat and an opportunity to pursue their dreams. A table set to include all of the voices that have been silenced for too long. A table set to allow a safe place for a full and dynamic conversation that encourages the richness

Rebel with a Cause

Rebel WITH a Cause "I believe you are all rebels in your own way, creating and dreaming into reality places where the conversation of how our consumption affects others lives is welcomed." Ever thought of your self as a rebel, your business as rebellious? If you’re working with Ganesh Himal Save or

Interview: Chris Solt Chris Solt is the Executive Director of The Fair Trade Federation and he took some time to talk with us!   How did you get involved in Fair Trade? After I finished my Social Science degree at Cleveland State, and while I was looking for research positions, I took a part

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