Monthly Archives - November 2020

So much to be thankful for, even in 2020


At GOEX, we choose to see the good in this unpredictable world. We’re thankful for the many things in our lives that keep us sustained and bring us joy. Below, some of our team members share what they’re grateful for this year! 


“I am thankful this season for so many little things. I am thankful for coffee and heated blankets as the weather gets cold. I am thankful for FaceTime and Zoom to keep in touch with friends and family in the middle of a pandemic. I am thankful for sunny days and that I have been able to keep most of my plants alive. Finally, I am thankful that this year brought me to my husband who has quickly become the best part of my life.”  


Carly Moore | Sales Manager


“I’m grateful for new beginnings in the midst of difficult times in the world. I am grateful for a new job with GOEX and the work we are doing. I am grateful for a new place to call home, a healthy family (and myself), amazing friends and my best gal, my dog Evie.”


Jen Parlin | Sales Manager


“I think it’s important to think about what we are thankful for even in a year full of challenges and difficulty amongst ourselves and the world beyond! I am grateful for activism this year, seeing people stand up for each other even as times are tough. I am grateful for the health and safety of myself, my friends and my family. I am grateful for new beginnings and the people who have stuck with me through it all! I’m also beyond grateful for a family who is loving, caring and always there for me.”


Maris Moon | Warehouse Assistant


“2020 has been an interesting year. My husband and I are thankful that we were both able to keep our jobs and work from home. We have enjoyed the extra time together and I have become even more of a homebody. But I have also learned to appreciate and cherish time with friends and family even more. I am so thankful for the loving people in my life. Lastly, I am thankful that we were able to update our kitchen this year! Now I just wish we could host a big party, hopefully one day!”


Kenna Russell | Graphic Artist


“I always feel thankful for my family, but this year even more so. Being locked together for so long reminded me of how much family time we had lost through our hustle and bustle of sports, work etc. We now make more time for each other. Dinners together, game night, etc. I am also very thankful to have found GOEX during the pandemic after being furloughed, then let go. It was a very dark and scary time for me personally.  Not only do I love my new job, the people I work with are incredible!”


Allison Carson | Sales Manager


“I’m grateful that in a year filled with uncertainty and fear my husband and I have been blessed with employers who make it their first priority to take care of us instead of only focusing on their bottom line.”


Meghann Wheelock | GOEX Product Management Coordinator


“At GOEX, we are immensely grateful for the community of givers and customers who have made it possible to keep going in a tough year. Every shirt we get to print or ship is a reason to celebrate. I am grateful for an amazing team who has kept a positive attitude, navigated a ton of challenges and kept us rolling. Personally, I am incredibly grateful because I have a miracle nephew who was born this year at only 26 weeks, weighing less than one pound. He’s home now with my sister and doing great – off of oxygen and eating well and, so far, getting a clean bill of health. He’s a precious reminder that we’re not in control regardless of how hard we try and that, even in this wild year, we have much to be thankful for!”


Jessica Ray | Executive Director


What are you grateful for during this uncertain time?

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5 Fair Trade Gifts for the Thoughtful Giver  

5 Fair Trade Gifts for the Thoughtful Giver  

We all know “it’s the thought that counts” when it comes to giving gifts. It’s not always about finding the perfect gift, the coolest gift or the most expensive gift. It’s about thoughtfulness. And thoughtfulness takes on a whole new meaning when you give gifts that both feel good and do good. 


When you give a fair trade gift this holiday season, you are thinking about the recipient of the gift and the person who made it. We’ve selected our five favorite GOEX garments for the thoughtful giver who wants to give a gift with impact. 


Gift good. Feel good. 

White Crew


Price: $40.00


Other Colors: Oxford, Navy, Black


Thoughtful Touches: Our crewnecks are the perfect weight as a basic outerwear in transitional temperatures or layered up for warmth in winter. Each is made of U.S. fabric and sewn in our boutique factory in Haiti with extreme attention to detail, such as decorative stitching on the seams and twill tape in the neckline. But the story behind it is what makes this gift so thoughtful. Every purchase sustains fair wage jobs that uplift families!


Grey Cardigan


Price: $35.00


Other Colors: White, Navy, Berry, Olive


Thoughtful Touches: This flattering, rib cardigan is not only fashionable and super comfy, but it’s one of our most eco-friendly garments! Using the leftover rib fabric from our triblend tees and featuring three recycled plastic buttons, these cardigans contain recycled water bottles and divert waste from landfills in Haiti. Meaning they’ll feel twice as good when wearing it.


Weekender Hoodie


Price: $45.00


Other Colors: Navy


Thoughtful Touches: They will love the comfy fit of the Ladies Weekender Hoodie designed to look great with jeans or leggings! This is one of those “look like you are ready for the day but feel like you never left bed” garments. It’s that dreamy. And what makes it more thoughtful than your average hoodie? The maker was treated with respect and paid a fair wage — reinstating pride, dignity and stability within their family.


Ivory Premium Cotton Tee


Price: $15.00


Other Colors: Black, Oxford, White, Cardinal, Navy, Lucite, Turquoise, Marigold, Hunter Green, Kelly Green, Atomic Green, Dried Herb, Maroon, Red, Neon Orange, Royal Blue, Scuba, Purple


Thoughtful Touches: This is not your basic, basic. The premium, ringspun cotton tee in ivory is sure to become a wardrobe go-to. The relaxed fit is designed for comfort but with features that keep it stylish, including the double needle topstitch at the collar and hems. Not to mention, our cotton is sourced right here in the U.S. and travels only 1,200 miles to Haiti to be sewn into shirts compared to the average 16,000 mile journey of mega-factory tees. 


Olive Hoodie


Price: $40.00


Other Colors: Navy, Oxford, Black


Thoughtful Touches: Our buttery soft, hoodies were designed for everyday life that just so happens to be life-giving as well. From weekend outings to warding off office chills, this is a must-have basic hoodie that empowers the makers in their families and communities!


Keep Giving More Goodness

Looking for more gifts that feel good and do good? Take a look at the Fair Trade Federation’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Odds are, if you love the story behind a gift, your loved one will too.