Midwest Deemed a Leader in Fair Trade Distribution

Released on: October 8, 2007, 5:18 pm

Press Release Author: Hope For Women

Industry: International Trade

Press Release Summary: Hope For Women Fair Trade Greeting Cards Acknowledge Midwest
Region Leader in Fair Trade Distribution

Press Release Body: Burlington, VT - Evan Goldsmith, President of Hope For Women, a
nationally distributed Fair Trade greeting card company, announces Whole Foods
Market has named Hope For Women as an approved vendor for 22 retail locations in the
Midwest Region which includes stores in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri,
Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada.

Whole Foods Markets are not the only stores in the Midwest where Hope For Women
greeting cards can be found. The hand-made, Himalayan artisan cards are also sold
throughout the region at a variety of bookstores, specialty food markets, craft
shops, and gift boutiques. A store locater can be found on the company's website at

Evan Goldsmith, President of Hope For Women, applauds the Midwest Region of the
country. "While we are distributed nationally in 43 states, the Midwest region and
Whole Foods Market have truly embraced both our Fair Trade products and socially
responsible mission and we applaud people in these areas for helping set the trend
of Fair Trade product distribution in the United States," Goldsmith states. "As our
distribution grows, the more women we are able to provide with economic stability,
livable wages, and hope for the future."

Goldsmith developed Hope For Women after working with economically disadvantaged
artisan women in India, and founded the company to market the women's high quality
products and provide them with stable employment. Hope For Women currently carries
four collection lines of handmade greeting cards; Garden, Valley, Mountain, and
Meadow; each hand-crafted and designed by artisan women in India, using hand-pressed
flowers, herbs, and grasses found in each of their particular regions of the

Hope For Women also recently hired a Director of Sales to foster continued
distribution growth across the United States and into Canada, supporting the
organization's mission as a provider of economic stability to the women artisans
employed by Hope For Women in India.

October has been designated as Fair Trade Month.

Hope For Women is a Vermont based socially responsible for-profit organization
committed to providing sustainable employment to economically disadvantaged women
worldwide. Hope For Women is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, ensuring
that every woman is paid a fair, livable wage under safe and healthy working
conditions. Hope For Women has offices in Burlington, Vermont and Dehra Dun, India
and can be found online at www.hopeforwomen.com.


Web Site: http://www.hopeforwomen.com

Contact Details: Rachel Carter
118 North Champlain Street
Burlington, VT 05401

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