Feb 21, 2013

Fair Trade Judaica: Guatemala Slide Show, Kippot Sale and more!

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February 2013 Newsletter
  Adar 5773/February 2013

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FTJ envisions a world in which Jewish consumers recognize fair trade as an expression of core Jewish values, seek out fair trade Judaica products, and use their purchasing power to support thriving communities of artisans around the world.


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Photos & Stories from the
FTJ Guatemala Trip

Guatemala Trip ReportWe returned last week from a fabulous FTJ inaugural trip to Guatemala, visiting six different artisan groups who make Judaica products. We've put together a slide show and script for your enjoyment and to get you interested in the next one! David's blog entry highlights his initial reflections on the trip. We'll continue to post blogs and more stories, so catch us on Facebook and read our blogs.

Pre-Pesach Kippot sale

Shop FTJ's pre-Pesach kippot saleTreat yourself to a new handmade kippah. Choose from a variety of colors and styles of crocheted and beaded kippot from Guatemala - 25% off and free shipping! Visit our online store and enter discount code PESACH5773 at checkout.

News from the Fair Trade World

FLO Study 
A new study by the international FairTrade Labelling Organization shows the powerful impact of the growing Fair Trade movement. Figures from 2010-11 indicate that there was a 13% increase in the number of farmers and workers within in the fair trade system, and smallholder organizations reported a 30% increase in sales revenue.


I found this piece by Maya Bernstein of UpStart, an important teacher for me (Ilana) in deepening Fair Trade Judaica, to be an inspiring drash/interpretation on the deeper meaning of Purim. May you also be inspired.

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