What You'll Get
Before socially responsible commerce, fair trade meant swapping a ride on the Ferris wheel for a kewpie doll made of funnel cake. Demonstrate your devotion to unsugared humanoids with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fair-trade products at Global Gallery, a not-for-profit consortium of volunteers that operates a retail market in Short North and a cafe and gift shop in Clintonville.
Committed to promoting handcrafts from more than 40 countries around the world and raising awareness about the people who make them, Global Gallery helps provide artisans with family-supporting wages by partnering with local and foreign organizations and representing their wares. Peruse the selection of Latin American jewelry, African drums, Australian didgeridoos, Tibetan singing bowls and prayer flags, Nicaraguan pottery, Pakistani onyx candleholders, and Atlantisian sea tridents. Conscience-driven culinarians can stock up on coffee, chocolate, and an array of soups, including Toni’s Ten Bean Soup ($7.99), a delicious, hearty bowl-filler that helps children learn to count to 10 without interrupting their finger painting. For the holiday season, Global Gallery offers a collection of Peruvian-made nativity sets ($14.99+) and a fuzzy feeling of do-goodery.
- Global Gallery is an excellent place to find unique, imaginative gifts for your family and friends. Their stock comes from third world countries and they pay fair trade prices for everything. – Julie r., Judy's Book
- This place has heart. Global Gallery is as fair-trade as fair-trade gets. They sell all kinds of baskets, clothing, trinkets, and coffee - all fair. They're always trying to help, whether it's helping a customer pick something out, or putting a roof on an orphanage in Bolivia - seriously. – Morgan D., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Valid only for in-stock merchandise. Valid only at listed locations. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.