School-Wide Fundraising Part 1: Logistics

03 February

This is part three of a series on school fundraising. Read Part 2: Collecting Orders or Part 3: Distributing Orders Running a school-wide fundraiser can be logistically challenging, but if your community is motivated and organized, you’ll see big results! And with an Equal Exchange school fundraiser, your…

Breaking The Crust

28 January

“Breaking the crust” is a term used in coffee cupping to describe the action of using a spoon to release the true aroma and quality of coffee that has been steeping in a glass beneath a layer of frothy grounds. Reflecting back on my experience with an Equal…

Year In Review: 2014

15 January

Last year, we accomplished so much together. We’re so proud to have the support of coffee drinkers, chocolate lovers and authentic Fair Trade enthusiasts like you. You make it all possible. Last year, our chocolate products used over one million pounds of organic, fairly traded cocoa beans and 500…

A Fair Trade Valentine’s Day

05 January

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to show love for your community, the environment and the farmers who grow our food. Here are some of our favorite ideas and activities for celebrating the things you love this February. 1. Try out a few chocolate-based recipes to share with…

A Visit To Our Olive Oil Co-Op

30 December

In late November, of 2014, I spent a day with PARC, Equal Exchange’s olive oil partner. As we drove from PARC’s headquarters in Ramallah to an olive growing community, Mohammad Hmidat, Quality Control Manager for PARC, pointed out a town called Bir Zeit, where centuries ago, Palestinian olive…

Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

22 November

Need some help picking out gifts for friends, family or coworkers? We’ve got you covered! This year, give them something delicious and unique that supports small farmer co-ops worldwide. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Fair Trade things: Single Serve Cups Know someone who loves…

10 Tips For A Successful School Fundraiser

17 November

Ready to get started right away? Visit our Fundraising Page >>   1. Think ahead and start your school fundraiser early. The earlier you start, the more money you can raise! Start planning your fall fundraiser in the summer and lay the groundwork for a smooth back-to-school…

Get Inspired: Four Ways To Host A Successful Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar

13 November

It’s Holiday Bazaar time! Make it unforgettable by offering Fair Trade foods and gifts that make a difference in communities around the world – from coffee and chocolate to handmade crafts and jewelry. We have everything you need to get started and keeping going strong included in our free…

Let’s Celebrate A Fair Trade Thanksgiving

07 November

At Equal Exchange, we’re celebrating a Fair Trade Thanksgiving by sharing the many things that make us feel grateful. From family and friends to the food on our tables and the farmers who grow it, there’s a lot to be thankful for! Thanksgiving is a great time to…