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  • Small Farmers Big Change
    February 18, 2014

    We just heard from Molly Lu that we’ve aired on Taiwanese tv.  Molly works with Foody Company, Ltd., a distributor in Taiwan who is a big supporter of Equal Exchange and has been buying our products for many years now.
    A rough translation of the news segment is as follows:
    After Chinese New Year soon comes Valentine’s Day. Many of us will purchase chocolate but most of us are not aware that child labor is involved in the production process. Products certified through Equal Exchange guarantee child labor is prohibited.
     

  • Virginia Berman
    February 18, 2014
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    Learn to fundraise from a pro! Virginia Berman, Equal Exchange Community Sales Manager, and mom of two, shares what she's learned from seven years of fundraising in her children's schools.

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    February 14, 2014

    Over the past seven years, Equal Exchange Bananas has facilitated a frank discussion about authentic Fair Trade, alternative sourcing, and how these affect small farmers. Continuing in this vein, we invite you to attend the Equal Exchange Banana Conference in Boston, MA in March 2014.
    Learn more and register online for the Conference

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    February 4, 2014

    By Carly Kadlec, Green Coffee Buyer, Equal Exchange

  • Anna Canning
    January 24, 2014
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    At Equal Exchange we love coffee, we love beer, and guess what? We also love them together, so we were excited about the opportunity for our latest coffee and beer collaboration, brewed up in Portland, Ore. Our Portland crew teamed up with Harvester Brewing to offer a tasty new coffee beer featuring Equal Exchange beans. While lots of brewers are discovering the delicious ways that a little coffee can complement the dark, toasty malts that are the traditional staples in the brewing of dark winter beers, this brew is a little different.

  • Hope Kolly
    January 24, 2014
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  • Beth Ann Caspersen
    January 23, 2014

    I was in a hot room, sitting in a circle with colorfully dressed Ugandan women representing the 10 primary societies of Gumutindo Coffee Co-op. Right away I knew that I was taking part in something special.

  • James Razsa
    January 23, 2014
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    Over the last year we at Equal Exchange have been making a concerted effort to have conversations with lots of our customers. We have called hundreds  and hundreds of our customers, some  folks who are just starting, others who  have been super stars for over a  decade and some who are working hard but are still not growing. 

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    January 16, 2014

    Tea grown at the ashram.
    Among the small farmer groups working with PDS are the Adivasis (tribal people), an ashram, and a convent. Here we are learning about the tea grown by nuns at the convent, and their very impressive organic composting practices.
    At the ashram where in addition to their spiritual practices, they grow tea, fabricate organic compost, and raise cows to generate income and provide the local community with dairy products.

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