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  • Rodney North
    October 6, 2011
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    Starting with: Equal Exchange was born in a tiny office on Albany Street in Boston, Mass., in 1986. We now have offices in West Bridgewater, Mass., St. Paul, Minn., and Portland, Ore.; a cafe in Boston, and an espresso bar in Seattle, Wa.

  • Equal Exchange
    September 27, 2011
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    Sending gifts to clients is a great way to show your appreciation for their business, and to keep your company on clients' minds. It's even better when your gift says something about your company and its values that also matches your clients' values.So how do you choose the right gift to send your client?

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    August 2, 2011
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    Equal Exchange's Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is from Palestinian small farmers in the West Bank. We are excited to offer you a product with a powerful story, delicious taste and nutritious contents. Here are some nutrition FAQs about our olive oil.

  • Tom Hanlon-Wilde
    July 6, 2011
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    Lost in Peru for Ten Years

  • Susan Sklar
    June 7, 2011
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    Equal Exchange is sources olive oil from two olive grower co-ops in Palestine's West Bank: Al Zawyeh Agricultural Co-operative and Mis-ha Co-operative for Organic Production and Livestock. Our direct relationship is with PARC, or the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    June 6, 2011
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    Recently at Equal Exchange, we received the question, "Is it true that coffee dehydrates you?" Water is one of the most essential nutrients for your body. So, pour yourself a glass of your favorite chilled Equal Exchange drink and read on!

  • Ashley Cheuk
    May 5, 2011

    This Mother’s Day, we want to acknowledge the mothers in farming communities that are contributing to their families’ coffee, cacao or tea production, while also running their households – cooking, cleaning, and tending to the children, animals, and gardens. It’s a lot of work, and often requires getting up as early as 4 a.m. and being the last to go to sleep. Supporting fairly traded products from small farmer co-ops supports the women in these communities.

  • Kelsie Evans
    April 7, 2011
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    Many of our customers have used Equal exchange Organic Dark Chocolate Minis as a way to provide guests with wedding favors that taste great and support small farmers at the same time. The DIY wedding trend makes it easy to find inspiration and materials online for making our chocolate minis your own. We have a few suggestions for how to do just that.

  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    March 30, 2011
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    Over the last few years I have written about shifting gender roles in the coffee industry; how women are moving into different positions of power and influence within their own communities and co-operatives. The change is slow, but I believe this systemic change begins with individual women and the opportunities that are available to them.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    March 21, 2011
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    The first recorded cup of tea was sipped in China more than 4,000 years ago. Since that time tea consumption has become a worldwide trend, for its taste and health properties. In fact, next to water it is the most consumed beverage in the world! Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, grown at high altitudes, mostly in China, Japan, India and Africa.

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