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Conference Giveaway: WIN a fair trade, organic reversible bag THIS WEEKEND ONLY

We are happy to announce this giveaway in celebration of our fifth year attending the Fair Trade Futures Conference! This year’s event will be held in Boston, MA, THIS COMING WEEKEND, September 10-12, 2010 and you can find Marigold (and our fun and friendly representative Xela) at the Fair Trade Marketplace.


One lucky winner will receive a FREE beautiful handmade reversible bag! Available in fuchsia rose, plum floral or turquoise, these completely reversible bags will serve you well as a purse, grocery tote, school bag, and more! (That’s Xela in the picture!)


  • We will choose our favorite tweet/Facebook update and that person will be declared the winner. Creativity counts!
  • The winner will receive a direct Facebook/Twitter message about how to collect the prize
  • Entries must be received by 8:00pm EST on Saturday September 11, 2010
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received


  1. Come to the Fair Trade Marketplace (an expo and shop of 70+ vendors) which is FREE and open to the public:
    • Friday September 10th: 8:30pm-10:00pm
    • Saturday September 11th: 5:00pm-8:00pm
  2. Find and follow us online:
  3. Tell the world why you love Marigold Fair Trade Clothing with one (or both!) of the following:
    • Facebook: In your update, you MUST mention BOTH @Marigold Fair Trade and @Fair Trade Futures Conference
    • Twitter: In your tweet, you MUST mention BOTH @MarigoldFT and @FTImpact
  4. Stop by the Marigold booth to meet Xela and show her your tweet/update. Give her your full name and email address and we will make sure you are entered! (While you are there make sure to check out all of our fantastic fair trade, organic clothes and housewares for sale!)
  5. Have fun and good luck!


Marigold works with a co-op of over 300 women from the slums of Mumbai, India and an association of 500 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.


September 9, 2010 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Come see Marigold at the Fair Trade Futures Conference in Boston (Sept.10th-12th)

Fair Trade FuturesMarigold Fair Trade Clothing will be attending the Fair Trade Futures Conference, which takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 10-12, 2010. This will be Marigold’s fifth time attending this event, which has been dubbed North America’s largest fair trade conference. The weekend will feature seminars, discussions, workshops, social activities and a free to the public exposition and shop of 75+ fair trade vendors, including Marigold.

Conference organizers have invited professionals, entrepreneurs, activists, students, and anyone in the public who is interested in finding out more about fair trade and meeting like-minded people. The event is intended to be a learning experience and an open forum for discussion for the projected 750+ attendees traveling to Boston from around the country and globe.  Topics will include:

  • The Politics of Fair Trade Certification and Governance
  • How to be an Effective Fair Trade Advocate
  • Kids: Creating a Fair Trade Future
  • Fair Trade 101
  • What is the Future of Fair Trade?
  • Does Fair Trade Deliver on its Promise?

In addition to formal presentations, conference attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in discussions with many high-profile organizations and speakers including:

  • Kevin Danaher, Co-Founder and Public Education Director, Global Exchange
  • Safia Minney, Founder, People Tree UK
  • Carmen Iezzi, Fair Trade Federation
  • David Funkhouser, Transfair USA
  • Ron Hershey, Ten Thousand Villages
  • Sophi Trancell, Divine Chocolate

With so many bright minds coming together at one time, new ideas, innovations, and heated debates are guaranteed to be an overarching theme of the weekend’s exciting events. So are you interested in attending? Tickets are still available and can be purchased online or at the door.  Please visit the conference website for more information and we hope to see you at our Fair Trade Marketplace booth next week!

September 4, 2010 at 12:34 am 1 comment

Fair Trade Futures Conference

Each year, Marigold Fair Trade attends the Fair Trade Federation’s Annual Conference. This year the conference will be held in Boston from September 10-12. Open to members and non-members alike-this is a great way to see the scope of the fair trade movement and connect with other folks involved. Stop by our booth on Saturday during the Fair Trade Marketplace to get a sneak peak at some of Marigold’s Fall/ Winter Collection! Hope to see you there!

More on the conference:

Fair Trade Futures Conference:
Transforming Our Global Community
September 10-12, 2010

From September 10-12, 2010, the Fair Trade Futures Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, students, advocates, faith community members, concerned citizens, interested individuals, and others in Boston, MA for the largest Fair Trade event in North American history!

The event will include seminars, workshops, site visits, discussions, social activities, and an exposition of 50+ Fair Trade vendors to educate and inspire about the holistic approach to business and poverty alleviation that Fair Trade provides.

For more information and to register, please visit the Conference Website:

August 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

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