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In the News Law school grad stays connected to the people of Nepal from her Spokane home  BY ELI FRANCOVICH from The University of Washington Alum School Magazine JUNE  2017 It was 3:30 in the morning on April 25, 2015 when Denise Attwood’s phone rang. She was sound asleep in her Spokane

Ganesh Himal Trading & the Tibetan Nuns Project

20 Years Sponsoring The Tibetan Nuns Project! All institutions, whether religious or secular, have always promoted the advancement of men. Whenever there has been an opportunity to shift that focus to giving women an equal opportunity, Ric and I have jumped at the chance. When the Tibetan Nun's project came into

The Nepali Manager Behind Ganesh Himal Trading

This is the woman who manages everything we do in Nepal! She knows all of the producers and helps them with the orders that come in every other month so that they know exactly what to make and when to deliver it by. This is written in her own words! I think it's great.

Moisturizing Fair Trade "Silk Soap" Sericulture (the production of silk and the rearing of silkworms) was introduced into Nepal in the 1990's by development aid groups to try to create income generating opportunities for rural Nepali women. Unfortunately, the women were taught how to grow the mulberry bushes and the silkworms but little was

Today I need to write to our ​Fair Trade community. To express my belief that we have much to share in this time and we are well poised to do so. In fact, in our fair trade work we have been practicing for these times and learning how to love and care

Holiday Survival Guide for Retailers

      Say it isn't so! OK, we know this season can be stressful for retailers. But here are a few things we can offer to make it more doable: 1) Call us anytime 509.448.6561: to see what's in stock  (we are happy to pull special colors/sizes depending on your needs) . If

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  Fall is a time of great celebration in Nepal and a time when families & friends come together, work is put aside and they celebrate life and the ties that bind them. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year to be in Nepal and their month of festivals are a

  ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT: Khlapsang Karpo Women Recycled Handcrafts   Due to its remote location, Ganesh Himal Trading had to be creative with the raw materials used for products made by this group. All scraps of sari fabric and beads are transported on the backs of the villagers over a two day mountain trek to their community.

Retail Support: Grow Your Customer Base!  Donna Gottardi Donna Gottardi, owner of My Fair Trade Lady, has recently experienced a surge of growth with her customer base this last year. We asked her to share with us what she is doing right! Having a store one hour from the Jersey shore

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