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Giving Chocolate to Your Valentine? Avoid the Three Ss

Slave labor. Soy lecithin. Sugar-overload. You wouldn’t want to give chocolate to someone you love if it involved these things, right? This year…

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Plastic, Chemical Bleach and Pesticides in Your Tea Cup?

Is there plastic in your tea bag? What about trace amounts of bleach or pesticides? If you’re like most people, making yourself a nice…

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Podcast: Local Meat, Lower Impact

Many of us who eat meat buy it at the grocery store. We don’t know exactly where it comes from or how the…

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Ready… set… chocolate sale! 5 steps to hosting a great one

Do you really need another reason to include more chocolate in your life? Hosting a chocolate sale can help you earn money for your group…

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Bulk Coffee: Make the Bag Bigger!

Want to enjoy a better cup? Consider switching to bulk coffee! Buying beans in bulk and brewing at home can be the smart way to…

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Sustainable Gifts You Can DIY for Coffee Lovers

Have you ever worried about giving gifts that aren’t quite right? No one wants to hand out presents that recipients don’t…

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Episode 11: The Spicy Origins of Burlap & Barrel

What if spice farmers had a way to sell their freshest and most unusual varieties for what they’re really worth? What if chefs and…

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Vacuum Sealed vs. Nitrogen Flushed Coffee

When you’re shopping for coffee, you will find that it comes in all kinds of different packages, including cans, vacuum packs and bags with…

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Go from zero to a fair trade sale using these 5 tips

Selling fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa and snacks to your community is a way to give them an opportunity to buy high-quality, fairly…

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Personalize your fair trade gifts!

Consumable gifts like coffee, tea and chocolate are wonderful because they won’t collect dust on a shelf, will likely not get re-gifted…

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Episode 10: A Future for Black Farmers

African American farmers have surmounted all kinds of obstacles in order to keep their family land and make farming profitable. We talked to Shirley Sherrod…

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Trucks, Mules and Motorbikes: Traveling in the Dominican Republic

“Bean to Bar” is a concept you may have seen on your favorite chocolate wrapper. But if you live in North America, like I do…

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Choose the Right Products for Your Equal Exchange Sale

Hosting a fair trade sale, holiday fair or gift market is a great way to introduce your community to ethically-sourced products or make a…

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Fair Trade Online Fundraising

Fair trade fundraising organizers are seeking online options to save time, stay organized and raise more money. We’re pleased to offer Equal Exchange products…

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Encourage a switch to Equal Exchange

Fair trade. Ethically sourced. Organic. Sustainable. You’ve been hearing the buzzwords and want to do right by the small-scale farmers who produce your…

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