Got Mother’s Day Covered?

19 Apr

Mother’s Day – May 11

Give mom a big hug and a big basket of goodies.

Fairly traded items support the artisans: African Baskets * Comforter of India * Pillow – USA!
Home décor, gifts, jewelry and accessories that will make mom smile – Topanien Global Gifts.


Topanien Global Gifts – Stop Violence Against Women Act

11 Apr

“And thanks to you, Nadine, for taking the initiative to follow through with your great idea and for your support for ending violence against women! We hope to work with you again in the future.”
Alice Dahle, Co-chair, AIUSA Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group         – letter to Nadine, owner of Topanien Global Gifts

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Topanien Global Gifts bring us fairly traded gifts, home décor and accessories, travel and – a place to act.  Over 150 people stopped by on Friday evening, April 4th,  to give their support for the International Stop Violence Against Women Act.  Topanien Global Gifts supplied the place, the information, the petitions and the follow-through.


Tasting the Maracuya Fruit

2 Apr

Tasting the Maracuya FruitAPRIL QUOTE
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is the slimy consistency and look of fish eggs that turned me off but the taste – very sweet and delicious,” – Nadine, owner of Topanien Global Gifts about trying the ‘maracuya’ or passion fruit. Chiapas, Mexico.

First Friday in the Village – Multnomah Village

9 Mar

First Fridays in The Village, Multnomah Village, are a grand late night affair. Stores and restaurants remain open late sharing food, drink, fun and surprises.

International Women’s Day Celebration for March was a huge success with good weather and a large crowd. Topanien Global Gifts garnered over 150 signatures on a petition to encourage our government to sign on to the Stop Violence Against Women Act. Yippee! Live music played at Switch Shoes and the wine flowed at Sip D’Vine. All stores were open late and everyone had a good time. See you in April.

Top Dogs – Pillows!

10 Feb

Celebrated Dutch designer and illustrator, Peter Horjus, brings us a delightful collection of accent pillows for dog lovers. Peter captures the playful spirit of the various dog breeds in his simple illustrations, with witty expressions to accompany them. Accent Pillows at Topanien Global Gifts >>>

Topanien Global Gifts – Golden Ticket Winner

24 Jan

Marcus was the Golden Ticket Winner for 2013! Excited, he rushed to Topanien Global Gifts to receive his fairly traded, hand block-printed, 100% cotton comforter.
Golden Ticket WinnerHappiness is winning a fair trade (artisans earned a living wage) comforter from Topanien Global Gifts.

Hats & Scarves – Show It Off

19 Jan

Nadine, owner of Topanien Global Gifts, shows off new Spring Hats and Scarves at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Show. “The new styles should be coming in mid month and we’ll have them available by the end of January,” says Nadine with excitement.
New Hats & Scarves - coming soon!