Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through their success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
As the first Fair Trade food company in the U.S., Equal Exchange has worked directly with small farmer organizations since our founding in 1986. Beginning with a co-op in Nicaragua, they now source from over 40 small farmer organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States.
Equal Exchange’s longstanding relationships allow them to secure the best crops, while continuing to develop innovative programs in collaboration with the co-ops, from crop diversification to quality trainings to women’s leadership development.
Enjoy Equal Exchange products all month with some sweet savings on bulk coffee and chocolate bars at the CO-OP!
For more information on Equal Exchange, visit them online at equalexchange.coop.