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Enjoy 25% off your order through Dec 8!

Enjoy 25% off your order through Dec 8!

To express our appreciation for your support this holiday season, we are extended 25% off through Dec 8. Use coupon code holiday2014 at checkout. More...

Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014 No comments yet

Vermont International Festival

Vermont International Festival

Join us for one of our favorite events of the year. The Vermont International Festival will take place December 5--7 at the Champlain Valley Expo on Rt. 15 in Essex, VT. More...

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 No comments yet

Proud Member of the Fair Trade Federation

Proud Member of the Fair Trade Federation

Dolma has been a member of the Fair Trade Federation since 2007. We are proud to be part of an organization comprised of businesses that are fully committed to fair trade. More...

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 No comments yet

Help Girls in India Earn an Education

Help Girls in India Earn an Education

We are committed to doing our part to help those in need. Now you can help by making a small investment in a brighter future for girls and women living in poverty. More...

Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2014 No comments yet

From Cocoon to Scarf

From Cocoon to Scarf

In remote villages in India, we see the amazing skill in silk scarf production. They grow the silk worms, spin, dye and weave them into beautiful scarves. More...

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 No comments yet

Children Around the World

Children Around the World

When I lived in India in 2006, I taught at a school for children who lived in extreme poverty. What a stark contrast from the day care I taught at in Colorado. More...

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 No comments yet

Fairs & Festivals

Fairs & Festivals

Check out our schedule of upcoming fairs and festivals. From VT to NC. We hope to see you -- don't miss these great events! More...

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 No comments yet

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming soon. Time to show your sweetheart how much you care. Give gifts with meaning. Spread your love far and wide! More...

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 No comments yet

New Year Aspirations

New Year Aspirations

We want to wish a Happy New Year to you. Each year we set our goals and strive to have a positive impact in the world. Our aspirations this new year are More...

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 No comments yet

Our Newest Scholarship Recipient! Meet Ravena

Our Newest Scholarship Recipient! Meet Ravena

We are so thrilled to introduce you to Ravena, a bright eyed, inquisitive eight year girl who has a great love for learning. More...

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 No comments yet

Our Gift to You!

Our Gift to You!

We are so thankful to our customers and want to say thank you by offering FREE SHIPPING through Sunday, December 16. Select "Free Standard Shipping" at checkout. More...

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 No comments yet

2012 Fair Schedule

2012 Fair Schedule

Check out our schedule of upcoming fairs and festivals. From VT to NY to IL. We hope to see you -- don't miss these great events! More...

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 No comments yet

Fair Trade Towns Conference

Fair Trade Towns Conference

We loved connecting with other fair traders at the Fair Trade Towns Conference in Chicago, October 26 - 28. More...

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 No comments yet

5 Things You Can Do for Fair Trade Month

5 Things You Can Do for Fair Trade Month

October is Fair Trade Month. It's a time to celebrate and a time to take action. Here are five simple steps you can take to make a difference in the lives of producers worldwide. More...

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 No comments yet

VT's Forum on Fair Trade Business

VT's Forum on Fair Trade Business

On Saturday, September 29 the Fair Trade Burlington Network and the Peace & Justice Center hosted VT's 3rd Annual Forum on Fair Trade Business. More...

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 No comments yet

Until Next Time -- NYIGF

Until Next Time -- NYIGF

We had a wonderful time at the NYIGF! Thanks to everyone for coming to see us. Check out some pictures of our booth. More...

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 No comments yet

New York International Gift Fair

New York International Gift Fair

We are so excited to show our wares at the NYIGF, August 19 - 22 at the Javits Center in NYC. Come see us in booth #2448. More...

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 No comments yet

Fair Trade Photo Contest -- We Need Your Vote!

Fair Trade Photo Contest -- We Need Your Vote!

The Fair Trade Resource Network is hosting a Photo Contest and we need your help. Dolma entered two beautiful photos by Jonah Kessel. More...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 No comments yet

AmericasMart Atlanta

AmericasMart Atlanta

Calling all retailers! Come find us at AmericasMart Atlanta. We are excited for a great location: Building 3, Floor 5, Booth #2500. More...

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 No comments yet

The Challenge for Women in India

The Challenge for Women in India

From the moment of birth women in India face many hardships in life. In a recent poll, India was ranked the worst country in which to be born a woman. More...

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 No comments yet

World Fair Trade Day 2012

World Fair Trade Day 2012

We had such a wonderful time at Burlington's World Fair Trade Day Celebration! We hope you enjoy our slideshow. More...

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 No comments yet

Photos from Spring Events

Photos from Spring Events

Spring is filled with wonderful fairs for Dolma. We enjoy that everyone is out and about celebrating the warmth and longer days. More...

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 No comments yet

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day we ask you to join us in celebrating our artisans. Together we can tell their story of empowerment. More...

Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 No comments yet

Hawthorne Valley Spring Fair

Hawthorne Valley Spring Fair

Join us on Saturday, May 5 at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School for a May Day celebration. More...

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 No comments yet

Green Festival NYC, April 21 - 22

Green Festival NYC, April 21 - 22

Join us this weekend at the Javits Center in NYC for an amazing Earth Day Celebration! More...

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 No comments yet

Find Our Products in a Store Near You

Find Our Products in a Store Near You

Did you know that you can find Dolma's fair trade scarves, handbags and table linens in store throughout the U.S.? Learn more... More...

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 No comments yet

Ranjeeta's Bright Future

Ranjeeta's Bright Future

Dolma has been the proud sponsor of Ranjeeta for five years. She is a bright girl who dreams of being a doctor one day. More...

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 No comments yet

My Fair Valentine

My Fair Valentine

Looking for something extraordinary this Valentine's Day? You have come to the right place. More...

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 No comments yet

A Drop in the Bucket

A Drop in the Bucket

It is tempting to try to tackle the giant beast, but I have found that my efforts a best serves on a smaller scale, helping one woman, one family, one village at a time. More...

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012 No comments yet

Free Shipping

Free Shipping

Enjoy free standard shipping on orders until Monday, December 19. Happy Holidays from Dolma! More...

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 No comments yet

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Fight poverty, empower women and give beautiful gifts this holiday season. Here is a glimpse at some of our favorites. More...

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 No comments yet

Holiday Scarf Giveaway

Holiday Scarf Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win the scarf of your choice! The Giveaway ends on Tuesday, December 13th at 2:00pm. More...

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 No comments yet

Artisan Group Spotlight: Ranthambore

Artisan Group Spotlight: Ranthambore

Located near a Tiger Preserve in India, the Ranthambore Artisan Cooperative works to empower women, preserve cultural craft forms and strengthen the local economy. More...

Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 No comments yet

October is Fair Trade Month

October is Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month is a great time to celebrate the great work of fair trade activists and organizations worldwide. Do you want to get involved? Do these three simple things to make a difference: More...

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 No comments yet

The True Meaning of Life

The True Meaning of Life

Keeping reminders around the office is a good way to recall the underlying mission of all that we do at Dolma. Whose words are more inspiring than the Dalai Lama's. More...

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 No comments yet

Summer Scarf Giveaway

Summer Scarf Giveaway

We are so excited about our new fair trade summer scarves, that we are hosting a giveaway. One of you will be the lucky winner of the cotton scarf of your choice. More...

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 No comments yet

Fair Trade Photo Contest

Fair Trade Photo Contest

Vote by July 16th, for your favorite photos for the 2012 Fair Trade Calendar contest. We are entered three of Jonah Kessel's photographs. More...

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2011 No comments yet

Introducing Fair Trade Summer Scarves

Introducing Fair Trade Summer Scarves

We are excited to introduce our new line of fair trade summer scarves thanks to our recent partnership with an empowerment center for women in Jodhpur, India. More...

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 No comments yet

Elephant Journal: 'I Have the Best Job on Earth'

Elephant Journal: 'I Have the Best Job on Earth'

Waking up and looking forward to going to work every day is more than most people can claim, but trips to India make this the best job on earth... More...

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 No comments yet

World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Day

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in over 80 countries participate in a global celebration called World Fair Trade Day. More...

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 No comments yet

Why India?

Why India?

I love the country, the people, the colors. I was drawn to the vibrant stories since I was a small child. I felt at home in South Asia as soon as I arrived. It is a part of me. More...

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 No comments yet

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

So often people ask me ‘is she for sale?’ referring to the statue of Dolma that travels with me to every fair and festival I vend. Dolma is the Tibetan word for Tara, the female Buddha. More...

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 No comments yet