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

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!  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.


August 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm 16 comments

Marigold has a new blog!

Hello Friends!

Welcome! As a pioneer in the organic and fair trade fashion world, Marigold is happy to share this brand new blog with you!  This will be a great way to keep our followers up to date with the great work we are doing with an association of 5000 organic cotton farmers, and with a co-op of over 300 women in the slums of Mumbai, India.

We are very excited and think that you will really enjoy the new features:

  • An RSS feed so you can automatically receive new posts to your feed reader (iGoogle, myYahoo! etc)
  • A category list and archive so you can easily find particular blog posts
  • A blogroll so you can see what organizations and blogs we follow
  • A search box so you can quickly find what you need using a keyword
  • Our twitter feed so you can see what we are up to each day
  • Author gravatars for each post so you can see the pictures of the people behind the scenes at Marigold
  • Our Flickr feed so you can see pictures of our products, the farmers and the women in the cooperative

And as always, we welcome all of your comments and feedback and want our blog to be interactive and as useful to our readers as possible.  If there is a particular subject you want us to cover, or a link you think we would be interested in, please let us know!  Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you back here very soon!


The Marigold Fair Trade team

August 3, 2010 at 4:22 am 1 comment

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