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fair trade lifestyle

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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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Fair trade chocolate bars from equal exchange

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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A smiling woman holds a gift basket of 3 fair trade coffees

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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fair trade products for sale from Equal Exchange

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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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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A woman with a coffee scrub on her face rubs her cheeks with her fingertips

Coffee Scrub for Face and Body

Why pay for a fancy scrub when you can make one at home using fair trade ingredients? Time for a DIY facial! To make this…

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Sharing + Saving = Buying Club

How does an Equal Exchange buying club work? A buying club is an alternative way of purchasing food and other goods, instead of buying individually…

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A Holiday Party Around the World

As the days get shorter in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice draws near, people all over are gathering close to share food, burn…

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Every Day Choices

We don’t just vote in elections…

This fall’s midterm election is sure to be full of emotion, anxiety and a fair bit of tension. Many of us will go to…

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Fair Trade & Equal Exchange FAQs

Want to get others on board supporting an independent food system with a company that pays small-scale growers fairly? What if people ask tough…

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Two women smile at an outdoor table displaying packaged fair trade coffee and chocolate.

Equal Exchange belongs at the Farmers Market

This guest post was written by Rev. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist (pictured above, left, with Anneliese Bruegel, manager of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market.) The Idea…

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Pop-Up Fair Trade Stores on Campus

Campuses are full of change-makers and activists like you, making them the perfect locations for hosting successful Fair Trade sales. Setting up a pop…

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Why Switch to Fair Trade, Organic Coffee?

When it comes to drinking ethically-sourced coffee, you have a choice if you’re at home, but how can you get your church…

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Four Ways to Explain Why Fair Trade Matters

Whether you’re a longtime Equal Exchange partner or you’re brand-new around here, we’re grateful for the hard work you…

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A cardboard box decorated with balloons and the words "we miss you" is a great fair trade care package.

Care Package DIY Ideas

Everyone Loves Getting Mail: Why Not Send Some? Say hello to a far-away friend, wish a sick loved one a quick recovery, or help…

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