GIVEAWAY: Enter to WIN a gorgeous fair trade, organic, vegetable-dyed napkin set!

August 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm 16 comments

Marigold Fair Trade is excited to announce a giveaway in celebration of this week’s unveiling of our new blog!


One lucky winner will receive a beautiful handmade napkin set for 6 people!Β  Liven up a dinner party or enjoy a daily infusion of rich saturated vegetable-based color and traditionally hand blocked prints with an exclusive FREE gift from the Marigold House Wares collection.


  • We will choose our favorite comment on the blog article and that person will be declared the winner
  • The winner will receive a direct email about how to collect the prize
  • Entries must be received by 5:00pm PST on Sunday August 8, 2010
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received


  1. Visit our online catalog and pick your favorite Marigold Fair Trade product
  2. Post a comment on this article about your favorite Marigold Fair Trade product and WHY (don’t forget to provide a correct email address so we can get in touch with you if you are the winner)
  3. And for a BONUS chance to win:
    1. Join our Facebook page
    2. Follow us on Twitter


Marigold works with a co-op of over 300 women from the slums of Mumbai, India and an association of 500o organic cotton farmers to make fashionable fair trade clothes and household items. Our beautiful line of products are vegetable-dyed and hand block printed or organic. Your purchase helps a disadvantaged woman make herself more economically self-sufficient and supports organic farming.

Hand block printing is an age-old artisan tradition that dates back to the 12th century in India, but it is an art form that is dying due to mass produced manufacturing. We believe in honoring and celebrating the tradition of block printing to bring you clothing that is a work of art created by hand.

Marigold is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation and Green America. We are also proud members of the South Sound Clean Clothes campaign- a coalition of concerned citizens raising awareness about the sweatshop industry, and challenging individuals as well as public and private institutions to create positive change by altering their purchasing practices and Washington Fair Trade Coalition.


As a member of the Fair Trade Federation we follow 8 guiding principles:

  1. Paying a fair wage in the local context
  2. Building long-term trade relationships
  3. Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices
  4. Technical training and assistance
  5. Offering employees opportunities for advancement
  6. Providing equal opportunities for all people, particularly the most disadvantaged
  7. Being open to public accountability
  8. Safe working conditions

We are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation, Green America, South Sound Clean Clothes Campaign and the WA Fair Trade Coalition.

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bao  |  August 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    My favorite item at the Marigold FTC store is the Reversible Bag in turquoise! Such a stunning fabric color and, what can I say, the bag has the utility of being reversible to boot! πŸ™‚ I just found your website/store today and I’m already in love. Thanks for supporting this cause and I look forward to seeing your business flourish!

  • 2. Bao  |  August 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook, too (Bao N.) … but I don’t have a Twitter account.

  • 3. Ann  |  August 4, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    My favorite item is, hands down, the Chaela dress. I am in LOVE with it! The cut and fit are so flattering and feminine. It is my new favorite dress, and it is so comfortable that I wear it for any and every reason I can. And knowing that it is truly fair trade… I can feel great about how it looks, AND about how it was made. I am a huge fan! πŸ™‚ I have been telling many people about your site.

    (PS – I am a facebook and twitter follower, as well!) πŸ™‚

  • 4. medhaghatikesh  |  August 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

    My favorite is the Reversible bag – SKU:B001. I like it because it reminds me of a dress my mum used to have – it was blue and white with very similar prints – it was from india too! So yes, brings back nice memories πŸ™‚

    I really like what you’re doing. I’ll follow you on twitter now! I hope you follow me back. I have a fair trade company too. We put fair trade distributors on Facebook. It’ll be nice to talk about it.


  • 5. Mindy  |  August 5, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    My fav item is definitely the Marigold jacket in Spruce Floral. I just love the Mandarin style color and fit, and the frog buttons. The color and fabric is stunning and the length makes it great to wear on its own as a top, or as an outer shell. The price is really great, and hey, it’s on sale right now!

  • 6. Cherie  |  August 6, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Very nice website. Love the concept of Fair Trade. Especially like that there isn’t an overwhelming amount of items. It gives a consumer the time to really appreciate each and every design, color and item. I enjoyed browsing through everything you offer.
    Keep up the wonderful work.

  • 7. Denise  |  August 6, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I love that pocket hoodie. It says it’s sporty and feminine, and since you are what you eat (or wear, I suppose) that’s me to a T. πŸ™‚

  • 8. Victoria Lester  |  August 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    My favorite is the Marron Leaf 60×90 Table Linen.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com

  • 9. Victoria Lester  |  August 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I LIKE Marigold Fair Trade Clothing on Facebook. I’m victoria lester on fb.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com

  • 10. Danielle H  |  August 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love the table linens best; I don’t do yoga, I make a lot of my own clothes, bags and cards, but I don’t have any table linens that I truly love. The brightly colored patterns offered would absolutely make my dining room, and maybe even prompt me to invite more guests over!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 11. Danielle H  |  August 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I “llike”d Marigold on FB! πŸ™‚

  • 12. Angela Bultemeier  |  August 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    The Paisley Skirt is *fantastic*! Well cut and original, the colors are flexible and fun, making it all around suitable for work or casual wear. I dig flexible clothing that I can feel good about wearing.

  • 13. Ellie  |  August 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    My favorite Marigold Fair Trade product is the Bell Button Top. The flowing bell-shaped open sleeves, graceful neckline, and intricate textile pattern all add up to one simply lovely blouse. I also love the napkins and Housewares collection. Seeing the various colors and patterns that are available is what I call “candy for the eyes”!
    I love finding companies like yours that are helping women and men to develop constructive livelihoods that lift them out of poverty and bringing their beautiful artistic handicrafts to a broad market.

  • 14. Penelope  |  August 9, 2010 at 12:01 am

    The Marigold Jacket is gorgeous. I agree with your description of the color as “joyful”! The button style certainly adds flair, too. A festive jacket in every sense of the word!

  • 15. Brittany Harris  |  August 9, 2010 at 1:21 am

    I love the linens! The colors are gorgeous and will look awesome in my house–just in time for my first dinner party!

  • 16. Audrey  |  October 10, 2010 at 1:36 am

    My super-cute, super-pregnant boss looks AMAZING in the Elise Dress.


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