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Listen to an Organizer: Dan Steinbauer on Buying Clubs

Buying clubs are a powerful way for people to support authentic fair trade. For the third entry in our Buying Clubs series, we interviewed someone…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter.  Equal Exchange stands in solidarity with people fighting for racial justice, against police brutality, and those bravely working to create necessary…

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Faith-based ​Solidarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic​ ​ ​

 Church ​s​ales, or ​b​uying ​c​lubs, are a vital part of U.S. s​olidarity ​e​conomic​s​: they demonstrate consumer commitment…

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Why Buying Clubs? Why Now?

What Exactly is a Buying Club? Faith-based groups have sold coffee, tea, and chocolate to assist small farmers through the Equal Exchange Interfaith Program…

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Fighting TR4 at Your Grocery Store: A Consumer Action Guide

This is part 3 of a series from the Equal Exchange banana team, exploring the threat of Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 to banana production…

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Congregation Spotlight: UCC Norwell

For many of us, February is a month filled with love…and chocolate. This month, we highlight social justice activist and top Equal Exchange…

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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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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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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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Kay Mackie of Monona United Methodist Church shows off her fair trade table

Congregation Spotlight: Monona United Methodist Church

We’re turning the spotlight on longtime Equal Exchange supporters Monona United Methodist Church in Monona, Wisconsin! Their congregation has been buying fair trade…

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Locals Only? How to Live Your Values and Still Eat Bananas

The modern grocery basket is a true symbol of human innovation. Its contents span continents, offering a taste of all things weird and wonderful, at…

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Congregation Spotlight: Grandview United Methodist

Dorothy Killebrew is a member of  Grandview United Methodist Church in Lancaster, PA, one of Equal Exchange’s top faith based customers. Here is…

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