Yobel Market Blog: Unique, Ethical, Alternative, Fair Trade

  • Yobel Market Gift Guide

    Need some help picking out gifts? We're here to help! Find unique, ethically made gifts for men and women of all ages in your life. Give a gift that transforms a life! For the teenage girl:  Animal Pendant $36 Sari Journal $14-$20 For the trendy young woman: Cross Body Satchel $52 Brass Studs $22 For the college graduate: Leather Satchel Style Briefcase $315 Pen Holder $25 For the world traveler: Passport Cover $24 Luggage Tag $12 For the newlyweds: Wine Bottle Holder $20 Nativity Set $40-$60 For the new home buyer: Hand Knit Pillow Cover $45-$50 Olive Wood Spatula $20-$23 For the new parents (or the new...

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  • Holiday Open House!

    Our shop will be OPEN for "Small Business Saturday" November 28, 9am to 4pm! Come get a great start to your Christmas shopping! Get your unique, ethical gifts from that you won't find anywhere else in town.  We are located just south of Antlers park, in the large white building with a camera on it. Find the bright orange door near the metal staircase with our logo on it and come on in for a warm festive event! 

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  • It’s Not Easy Being Green...But It IS Worthwhile

    Back in May, Veda Salon selected Yobel Market and Yobel International as one of the Greenie Award nominees for Green Business here in our hometown of Colorado Springs. To say the least, we were incredibly honored to be selected! We began to think of our own “green” tendencies and intentional choices that we make to be good stewards and caretakers of the earth. As a business, non-profit, and individuals, we don’t just care about fair trade, we care about consumption in general. Therefore, we make decisions and purchases that reflect that paradigm. Office & Yobel Market When you walk into our...

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  • Summer Wedding Checklist

    It's summer time! which also means... it's wedding season!  If you are trying to include some sustainable or ethical elements in your wedding, we've picked out some great options for you. From jewelry for the ladies to gifts for the couple, consider supporting global artisans and helping people out of poverty by purchasing from Yobel Market! Let's start with some fair trade jewelry for the bride: Marisol Pendent and Earrings. Delicate disc shape hand crocheted by women in Lima Peru. These pieces are unbelievably intricate, beautiful, definitely unique. Find the necklace here and the earrings here.    Cristabel necklace and earrings Crocheted silver around a...

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  • Baskets, baskets Galore!

    They hold fruit, Easter eggs, old magazines, and blankets. But more than any material good, these baskets hold stories; moments of hope for a group of women residing in Byumba, Rwanda. These women are single mothers with few rights and even fewer options to provide for their children. Hannah Ministries is a partner of Yobel’s that provides skills training for these women to learn to weave beautiful baskets. We have the unique privilege of watching these women enter the program, and begin to establish skills. And as they practice, work hard, and practice some more, their skills improve. In fact,...

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  • How spending locally has an impact globally

    I'm a new member of the Yobel Market community. So much of what Yobel does fills my heart so fully with joy--raising trafficking awareness, work in other countries, their awesome products, and perhaps most importantly, their entrepreneur programs.Global outreach sustains local interests. Though I haven’t been on any trips with Yobel (yet), I’ve been able to participate in global empowerment just by supporting them locally. Buying the not-so-local ethical gifts at our very local Yobel Market not only supports budding entrepreneurs in other countries, but also fosters a powerful consumer community locally.  There’s incredible power in a consumer’s choice to purchase...

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  • Fashion, changing lives.

    Some of the hardest products to find in the fair-trade industry are clothing. Well we are here to give you a few tools to finding ethically made clothing! One of the most challenging pieces to this puzzle is that the fashion industry is always changing based on current trends. Thankfully, one of the newest trends is sustainable, ethical clothing options. There are a lot of companies that have jumped on board and are creating stylish pieces that are great for the world and the environment. Whether you enjoy organic cotton, recycled clothing, or all natural dyes these companies will have...

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  • Changing The World With Ethical Gifts

    “Money is power.” This oft repeated and disconcertingly true statement has driven mankind to find ways to become profitable for thousand of years. In a society as driven by consumerism as America we see it clearly. From lofty politicians to the general populace we use money to gain the position and authority that we desire in whatever circle we move in. Yobel Market is thrilled to take this reality as an opportunity and offer ethical gifts that empower people groups who are enslaved by poverty and injustice.    When you choose to become a conscientious consumer you are choosing to...

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  • Product Feature of the Week: Luna Necklace

    The tides are turning in the fashion industry. Aren't they always? Well, we've taken a sneak peak into the future and boy do we have news for you! If it's gold and it's tribal, it's a win! What better luck could we have for our artisans around the world. They get to produce their very own designs, and it's just what we are looking for here in the states. And does Yobel have just the fair trade jewelry for you! Hand crafted in the hills of Peru, these brass necklaces are a means of survival for the women in Lima....

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  • Hey Mom! Look what I got you.....

    Moms. They are the best of the best, the cat's meow, the bee's knees, tops, the cream of the crop. I mean let's face it. Motherhood is probably the most self-sacrificing job on the planet. We take our hats off to you Mom! And in order to help our Yobel friends honor you, we are offering free shipping across our entire line from now through Mother's Day. Or if you are a mom and want to get a little something for yourself, who could blame you? You give a lot. So go ahead - pick out a new pair of earrings or...

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