Recent Updates

Be Connected to What You Wear

October 11, 2018

Mata Traders makes fair-trade fashion that has a real impact on women's lives globally. Read about their cooperatives in India and Nepal that train and employ hundreds of artisans in vulnerable communities, with a focus on gender equity. Shop their collection and support women's empowerment.

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Fair Trade Month Is Here!

October 01, 2018

Fair trade is not about handouts or charity; it's a way of doing business that keeps small farmers and artisans as active participants in the global marketplace. Learn more about the ins and outs of fair trade and it's relationship to sustainability, and how you can make a difference with every purchase choice you make.

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World Fair Trade Day

May 12, 2018

Join us for an inclusive worldwide festival of events this weekend! Choose to support the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality in workplaces, and responsible production practices.

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Honoring Moms Who Are Raising a Global Village

May 02, 2018

Looking for some special gift ideas to make her Mother's Day one to remember? We've got recommendations for showing your thanks to the women who care so deeply about our well-being and others in their lives.

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Baskets That Weave a Story

February 24, 2018

High quality, handmade production of woven goods can be a key to enabling artisans to lift themselves out of poverty, providing necessities and pave the road to a better life for families. Learn how Kazi Goods, an All Across Africa brand is making this a reality for women in Rwanda.

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FEM: Fundación Entre Mujeres

February 10, 2018

Last year, the total Equal Exchange contributed to UUSC's Small Farmer Fund was over $10,000! These funds are redistributed to support small farmer groups and cooperatives globally working to advance economic justice, including our new partner FEM. Learn more about the global impact of your purchases.

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

February 01, 2018

How much do you really know about this decadent treat that most of us couldn’t live without? While you savor your Valentine's Day chocolate bar, we take a bite out of some delicious trivia, answering your questions surrounding everything cocoa.

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Cooperatives: A Different Way Forward

October 31, 2017

Learn how cooperatives provide a better way forward for trading goods and see how your purchases of Equal Exchange products put your values into action and support cooperatives through UUSC's Small Farmer Fund.

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Beyond Fair Wages

October 27, 2017

As we come to the end of Fair Trade Month, learn how Matr Boomie, with over a decade working in fair trade, is developing respectful relationships with artisan groups and creating sustainable business solutions that fosters a world where more marginalized artisans are connected to trade.

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Chai Spiced Pumpkin Pie

October 20, 2017

Fresh, fair-trade spices make all the difference! This recipe is a great twist on the traditional pumpkin pie that retains all of the classic taste you’d expect, with an amped up spice flavor.

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Roasted Acorn Squash and Potato Soup

October 19, 2017

Just in time to put seasonal squashes to use, this thick and creamy soup recipe from our good friends at Level Ground Trading is perfect as the weather turns colder.

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Halloween Should Be Scary, Not Your Chocolate

October 06, 2017

Here’s something to be scared about this Halloween: your child’s chocolate likely came at the expense of another child if it’s not fair-trade chocolate. Learn more about what's at stake and why fair trade matters from a quick video by Equal Exchange. 

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International Coffee Day is Brewing Today!

September 29, 2017

Coffee — one of the first things people think about when you mention fair trade — is an appropriate way to kick off the start of Fair Trade Month in October. Today on International Coffee Day, celebrate all the things we love about fairly traded coffee!

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All About Olive Oil

July 29, 2017

There’s so much to love about the golden elixir, olive oil! Here are a few things you may not know about it: from harvesting to storage, and a bit of history.

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Opening Doors

May 13, 2017

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day! Open doors of opportunity by sharing stories of fair trade producers and welcoming into your home beautiful, one-of-a-kind goods crafted by skilled hands.

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The Mata Manifesto

March 16, 2017 2 Comments

Get to know our newest partner Mata Traders. Here are five essentials on how they run a fair-trade fashion business and how women's empowerment underpins the entire brand. Once you read this and see their line, you'll want to fill your closet with their pieces.

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Meet the Makers: Febronie

March 01, 2017

Rwandan WeaverFrom our "Meet the Makers" series that brings you closer to the artisans who craft the goods you receive, meet Febronie, who rose from the ashes of the Rwandan genocide to build a thriving weaving cooperative with All Across Africa.

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Meet the Makers: Dolores

February 15, 2017

View a short video from Equal Exchange and meet Dolores, a coffee farmer in Honduras who manages her own plot of land, harvesting organic coffee to bring to market, gaining income independence. 

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Expand Your Circle of Love

February 07, 2017

Love is in the air this time of year, but something a lot less sweet is behind the chocolate and gifts we all give. This Valentine's Day, make a difference in the lives of workers who make your occasions so special by choosing only fair trade.

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Help To End Child Labor

February 02, 2017

You're likely among the millions of Americans who consume nearly 3 billion pounds of chocolate each year. And because of that, you have the power to end child labor in the chocolate industry with your consumer choices.

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Dazzle Them With Handcrafted Jewelry

December 10, 2016

Whatever your budget, pick the perfect handcrafted piece of jewelry! Choose from a variety of unique sustainable materials like tagua, rendered beautifully in necklaces, earrings, and cuffs.

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Opening Doors of Opportunity

November 24, 2016

Seraphine is just one of many master weavers in Rwanda for All Across Africa. Read how she—and women like her—have rebuilt their lives in the wake of the 1994 genocide.

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Empowering Women & Minority Workers

November 23, 2016

Learn about success stories from Matr Boomie, whofor over 10 yearshas become a credible force in the fair-trade market by creating opportunities for women and minorities in India, a corner of the world not usually known for workers’ rights. 

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Beautiful Woven & Printed Masterpieces

November 19, 2016

We've got handmade scarves in every color from global artisans who are master weavers, using a variety of traditional and modern techniques. By supporting their weaving and fabric trades, you are sustaining livelihoods for their families.

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