Fair Trade Connections

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Fair Trade is connected to all issues: environmental, social, economic, health, spiritual…. This part of the blog explores these interconnections and attempts to help us see how actions in one area connect to and effect all others.

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


A new school year is just around the corner and in our continued support of girls' education in Nepal, we will be including student profile bookmarks in each of our journals.  Each bookmark highlights a young student who receives educational stipends from the Power of 5, a program of Ganesh Himal's non-profit arm,

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.

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