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Friends in Fair Trade
FTRN Calendars for Sale
Jewelry Arriving Soon
Fair Trade in CNN
New Artisan Documentary
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Friends in Fair Trade!
Starting this month we are adding a column in our newsletter to introduce you to other Fair Trade friends. It is our way of helping you access more wonderful Fair Trade products.

shantiShanti Boutique
Meet our friends at Shanti Boutique. Shanti Boutique is a fair trade company producing sterling silver designs featuring: yoga, chakras, meditation and mantras.  Check out their exciting new "Charma" line.
charm bracelet
Charma's have endless good karma combinations to suit infinite lifestyles, budgets and fickle moods. Keep it cheap or go all out, create your own anklets, bracelets or necklaces. These charms are a stylish way to express yourself and remind you of all of the ways to spread good karma. The line includes a lovely variety of fair trade spiritual charms and chakra charms.

Learn more about Shanti Botique here.

Shanti Boutique is a member of Fair Trade Federation and Green America. They donate a portion (at least 10%) of their profits to the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation.

FTRN Calendars!
ftrn calendar

2010 Fair Trade Resource Network Calendars will be available for purchase from Ganesh Himal Trading in October. Get your advance orders in now and the price will just be $8.00.* We will send your calendar with your next product order.

This great calendar will include:

-Full color fair trade themed photographs
-A "Where to Buy Fair Trade" section
- Fair Trade fun facts, take action boxes,and more!

The calendar is printed on environmentally friendly New Leaf paper by a union printer, Consolidated Printing. It is designed by Design Action, a worker owned print-shop right here in the USA!

For more information, call us at 509.448.6561.

*Calendars will be $8.50 for orders placed after October 1st.
  Jewelry from Nepal
is on it's way!

Due to arrive the end of September

The Silversmiths are working hard for you......
Dil Bahadur handpounding a ring!

rawsilver turqearings

We suggest that you get your orders in soon for the best selection of our stunning, affordable, sterling silver jewelry!

Our local Fair Trade store featured in CNN!
cnn article
KIZURI, our local fair trade store and business partner, was recently featured in CNN Small Business for their innovative micro-financing efforts. Denise and Ric, owners of Ganesh Himal Trading, have been instrumental in organizing the local community to make this alternative finance venture the success that it is. Read more here...

Ganesh Himal
Featured in Documentary

The Saathi Shelter and Padhma Creations have partnered to create a line of fair trade knitwear for Ganesh Himal Trading that will help women move out of very difficult circumssheltermodeltances and gain economic self sufficiency.  The women are learning knitting skills, given counseling and shelter and beginning to live life with self-respect and happiness.  Because the women are making a fair wage they are able shelterscarfto be self-sufficient and take care of their children without having to depend on an abusive husband or family. To learn more, check out their mini-documentary here. Ganesh Himal gives a portion of the sale of each of these knit items to a social welfare fund for the women.