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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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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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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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Plan 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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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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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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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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Congregation Spotlight: Fair Trade Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church

Carolyn Boone’s church brews fairly traded coffee at gatherings and sells a variety of Equal Exchange products once a month after services. Every…

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Inspiration for your Holiday Sale Display

We collected some of our favorite creative, yet simple display ideas for holiday sales during Christmas, Hanukkah and beyond! A sparkling, lighted display draws in…

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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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What Do Folks Say About Our Coffee?

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…

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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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