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Guest Post: Fair Trade Sunday with Carolyn Boone

12 November

Carolyn Boone’s church brews fairly traded coffee at gatherings and sells a variety of Equal Exchange products once a month after services. Every year, they rank among Equal Exchange’s top customers! What’s their secret? We thought we’d give Carolyn the change to…

Inspiration for your Holiday Sale Display

19 October

We collected some of our favorite creative, yet simple display ideas for Holiday Sales! Check them out on our Pinterest Board>> and view inspirational examples below. Use Inexpensive & Attractive Display Materials  A sparkling, lighted display draws in shoppers, using wooden crates to add height and extra shelving…

What Do Folks Say About Our Coffee?

14 September

This summer, Equal Exchange brought our coffee and chocolate on the road to Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. We shared a table with our partners at Episcopal Relief & Development and poured out our fairly traded brew to all comers. Over the course of…

Why Switch to Fair Trade, Organic Coffee?

06 September

How can you get your group to start using Equal Exchange’s organic, fairly traded coffee? Based on the questions that come up most often, here are talking points to help energize them to take action. “Why should we switch our coffee?” Equal Exchange coffee is better for farmers, better…

What to Say in A Church Bulletin

23 August

Your church’s bulletin is a terrific way to let the people in your congregation know why you partner with Equal Exchange. And Fall is the perfect time for a reminder! But what to write? Maybe an example will help! Here’s a bulletin insert shared by Peter…

Introduce Us to Your Team

13 July

You’ve started something special — let’s continue doing great things together! By partnering with Equal Exchange’s fundraising programs last year, you not only raised money for the organization you care so much about, but you also supported small, organic farmer co-operatives around the world. For this…

Are your Values Skipping Coffee Hour?

14 March

You’re part of a social justice-minded congregation.  You’re always educating people about the importance of buying coffee that is ethically sourced, accounting for the hard work and risks that small-scale farmers take to produce Organic, high-quality coffee and support their families. So why is…

Five Steps to Serving Fairer Coffee

13 March

  Your Coffee Can Be Fair and Delicious!   With Organic Breakfast Blend now priced lower than any of our other organic and fair trade coffees, there’s no reason not to make it your house blend and brew it for every meeting, gathering and event. Start serving today with…

Small Farmer Fund Project Updates

05 February

Did you know that your purchases support projects that help level the playing field for small-scale farmers? Equal Exchange allocates a portion of sales from over 7,000 participating congregations to the relief, development and human rights organizations that make up our Interfaith Partner groups. Here are just a…

Your Stories: Highlights of 2017

02 January

We’re extremely proud of the work that our customers are doing to advance food justice, environmental sustainability and human rights in their communities and around the world. These highlights from 2017 were shared by some of our dedicated supporters. Patty Sanders, Hunger Action Enabler, Presbytery of the Redwoods…

Fair Trade and Faith

30 October

Equal Exchange’s interfaith program highlights the connections between faith and Fair Trade in social-justice driven congregations around the country. We asked program participants from faith-based groups to share what drives them to support small-scale farmers and describe how their Fair Trade programs impact their own community…

Reflections on Fair Trade and Immigration

14 April

How do your fellow parishioners react when you propose fairly traded coffee for sale or fellowship hour? Do you get a yawn, or a pat on the back, but not much support? Do you quote Matthew 25, Luke 10 or Laudato Si’ to no avail? In his book on church…