Global Goods Partners

A Partnership Built on Fair Trade

A Partnership Built on Fair Trade
A collective of weavers in Peru are one of several international women artisan groups making items for sale through Global Goods Partners.

United Methodist Women is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Global Goods Partners (GGP), a not-for-profit social enterprise that creates market access for fair trade products handcrafted by women artisans around the world. GGP shares United Methodist Women’s commitment to advancing economic equity for women and supporting trade relationships that respect producers’ rights to receive fair living wages and to work in a safe and healthy environment. This partnership makes it easy for United Methodist Women members to shop their values and support our organization at the same time.

Founded in 2005, GGP is dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice. Its overriding aim is to build sustainable artisan enterprises in marginalized communities in the Global South, enabling increasing numbers of women to join the global economy and reliably earn fair living wages. Working in partnership with more than 40 women-led producer groups throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas, GGP provides technical assistance, product development, operational expertise and small capacity-building and community development grants to its community-based partners.

GGP offers a wide selection of beautifully designed and crafted products, ranging from hand-knit children’s toys, silk scarves, woven natural grass baskets and bags to hand-felted home accents and beaded jewelry. For each order a United Methodist Women member places on the GGP website, United Methodist Women will receive a donation equal to 15 percent of the total purchase. GGP will also be the featured fair trade shop at our 2018 Assembly next May, where the same terms will apply.

Enter UMW in the affiliation boxStart shopping today at Once you select the products you want to purchase on the website, enter “UMW” on the checkout page in the box below the message “Is this a gift? Add a gift message OR enter affiliation.” Perfect for birthday presents, teacher gifts or a special thank-you. And, with the holidays not far off, bookmark GGP for all your holiday shopping.

Posted or updated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM