We are a certified fair trade organization supporting and facilitating artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal. The Fair Trade industry is expanding and we are proud to be a part of a sustainable movement that is changing lives. We design, develop, produce and source fairly traded lifestyle products with a commitment to the sustainability of production and the cultural heritage of the groups that we work with.
We are Gina and Greg Hope. Our journey into the world of Fair Trade began when we started traveling in 1997 and purchased our first batch of Kashmiri Christmas tree ornaments. In 2004, during our first buying trip with children in tow, we witnessed the natural spirit of giving and receiving one October day in India, when our then three- year-old son smiled broadly and handed his too-small clothing to a street boy in New Delhi. Completely lacking judgment, it was the true nature of giving and receiving. It was that gesture that initiated the decision to pack up the shops, sell the home and head to Thailand to raise our then three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter in a world based on global community.
We inhale its people, its landscapes, its colors, its flavors, its very scent, and we exhale to create inspirational products symbolic of our traveling experiences. Global Groove encourages travel because the knowledge, acceptance and understanding of different ways, people and ideas is the very colorful road to a respectful, safer, kinder world.
Our manufacturing and business practices stem from a drive to unite global communities that span every culture and geographic boundary through charity, education and values based on human rights and dignity. Our products are created under fair trade conditions in Thailand and Nepal. We ensure a living wage and provide comfortable and safe working conditions.
Designs express movement through our world. We keep our designs fresh by fusing global inspirations into single products. The creative collections that represent our travels are but an explicit moment in time that can be suspended, relived, and shared with customers through our designs.
With increased awareness in recent years, the population moving in the direction of fair trade and sustainable purchasing is growing. We understand that our customers want to know where their products come from and that their purchases are going to a good cause.