Global Goods is a well established fair trade accessories brand (and a member of the Fair Trade Federation!) with a mission to alleviate poverty and promote justice in the global south. As its name implies, Global Goods’ partnerships are widespread, extending to 20 countries, from Namibia to Bolivia to Afghanistan and dozens of places in between. It’s a central marketplace for independently run co-ops, which ensures that each artisan group can operate according to its specific needs and talents. This is the beauty of the fair trade system: it is meant to be small scale, which means any problems that arise are easy to spot and can be addressed quickly and correctly. That’s something a giant corporation simply can’t do.
From the looks of their product offerings, Global Goods’ curators gravitate toward a lot of the things I love, like super saturated jewel tones, statement jewelry, and richly textured bags. I’ve highlighted a handful of my favorite things here (clockwise from top left):
- Striped Cotton Infinity Scarf, $54.00
- Mayan Acai and Glass Bead Necklace, $36.00
- Indigo Ikat Weekender Bag, $240.00
- Afghan Lapis Cutout Earrings, $50.00
- Amber and Orchid Scented Candle, $48.00
I also thought it would be fun to accessorize an outfit I already own with Global Goods items. I would wear this to a grad student get together or a casual weekend dinner out with Daniel.