February 2012 
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Featured Products
Sarah's Picks
 
 
Cotton Scarf 
AC-DK-MSP
only $5
I love these sheer cotton scarves. They are perfect for spring, and they now come in these new lively colors, and you can't beat the price :)


New Gift Wrap Designs
 PR-B-SPD
$1.50
I LOVE LOVE these new patterns that are popping up on our journals, gift wrap paper, gift bags and envelopes. One of our customers cuts the gift wrap in 1/2  and uses them as place-mat settings for special dinners! What a wonderful idea!

Shipments from Nepal

 
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Buddy gets seriously excited when our shipments arrive. So do we!
 
For Arrival Dates for 2013 Shipments from Nepal:             -->Click Here<--
 
Next shipment 
MARCH 30th
 
Please remember
Special Orders
*ALL HEMP CLOTHING & SWEATERS ARE SPECIAL ORDER ONLY. WE ARE HAPPY TO ORDER THEM BUT WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT THESE ARE MADE JUST FOR YOU SO YOU MUST HONOR YOUR ORDER!
Advance Orders
*PLEASE ADVANCE ORDER ALL KNIT ACCESSORIES TO ENSURE THAT YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT!

*DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN ADVANCE ORDER COTTON CLOTHING? IF YOU KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE SIZE AND COLOR RUNS OF CERTAIN CLOTHING STYLES PLEASE LET US KNOW 6-8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE SO WE CAN GET THEM ORDERED FOR YOU! (unfortunately this doesn't apply to specific stripes only solids )
YOU DON"T HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM UNTIL THEY ARE SHIPPED!  

Denise Attwood,
Co-Owner
Looking Forward 

This winter has been a time of reflection, especially with the passing of my mom. Looking back at all of the beauty she brought into the world I am saddened by the loss but so grateful for the gifts. Reflection is good, and for me this looking back has led me to reflect on the 28 years of Fair Trade that my mom has been so much a part of. Looking back makes me realize how far we have come as Fair Traders together... the friendships made, the gifts exchanged, the lessons learned, the dream unleashed. It makes me grateful for all of you in my life, our producer partners, our store customers and all who have worked hard to make Fair Trade happen. 

Now as the days become lighter and the snow is melting (some!) it is time to look forward, take all of our collective knowledge and chart the path ahead. We have a lot to look forward to! 

Sarah, Austin and I are traveling to Nepal next week to start working on another round of beautiful products. Sarah will be documenting it all on camera and will be working on getting that information out to you on the website as the year progresses. She will be updating our Facebook page while we are in Nepal so be sure to "like" Ganesh Himal Trading on Facebook and follow along! Austin will be adding her great eye for design to help create great selling products and last, but definitely not least (you all know this!) Eileen will be keeping the office running smoothly in our absence! With the help of Ric and Michele they will keep your orders heading out the door. 

While in Nepal we will meet with the staff from the Association for Craft Producers to discuss the success of the "Power of 5" campaign and the expansion of the Girl Child Education Fund! To date over $8500 has been raised through our community efforts (see article below) and ACP is thrilled to be able to expand the scholarship program to extend beyond 3 years! Keep selling those Power of 5 bookmarks and we'll get you an update soon! Funding this scholarship program will give these girls so much to look forward to!

So, we look forward to an amazing year (again!) together, full of producer stories and successes, great products and projects and wonderful sales and friendship. As we look forward to the renewal that Spring brings it reminds me of one of my favorite Indian proverbs..."All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today". Thanks for helping us spread those seeds! HAPPY SPRING!

Namaste!  
Denise
 JANUARY SHIPMENT IS HERE & UNPACKED!!!                                 
NEW & FEATURED Products  
For more visit our website
New Designs in our coin purses & wallets!


Recycled Billboard Purse  BG-D-BBP $13.50
New Journal Designs
PR-B-FPNL(large $6)& PR-B-FPNS(small $4)
Brass Earrings
EBH213
$8.50
Tree Pop-Up Card Set/6
PR-B-CTH 
$7
Great Holiday card!

Star Pop-Up Card Set/6
PR-B-SPU  
$7
Great for graduation!


Featured Customers
The Bridge &
Gaia's Fair Trade

Two customers called us up this month and shared their excitement about selling our Power of 5 bookmarks. Gaia's Fair Trade sold $800 worth, and The Bridge sold $1,370 worth!! Thanks to all the staff at both stores for your hard work and commitment to girls' education in Nepal. 

Learn more about these two wonderful fair trade retails shops here:

Gaia's Fair Trade

 
Gaia's Fair Trade began in 2003 with the vision of changing the way business was done around the world, one purchase at a time. Learn more  here...
 







The Bridge


The Bridge provides a retail environment to promote the fair trade of artisans from around the world. They accept the work of local artists, and through fair trade, sell their products and crafts locally at a cost that is attractive to everyone. Learn more here...
 
Many others have continued to send in money and we want to thank ALL of you for your support and hard work to make this happen! It's all about the "Power of 5"!

Ganesh Himal Trading | PO Box 342 | Spokane | WA | 99210