Recent Updates

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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Meet the Makers: Skilled Weaving Artisans

January 18, 2018

Read inspirational stories from several women who make the baskets we sell. Get to know the artisans whose passion and creativity for weaving, coupled with true self-determination, supports their families and communities by skilled craftswomanship.

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Gift a Gift of Refugee Response

December 08, 2017

Make a holiday gift in the name of a loved one that gives refugees hope! Our global human rights work assists refugees fleeing violence and destabilization.

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Give a Gift for Healthy Children

December 01, 2017

Your purchases help at-risk children around the world to thrive! Want to make an even bigger difference for children's rights? Learn how to give a holiday gift in the name of a loved one this season.

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Help To Rebuild Lives Following Disasters

November 28, 2017

Your purchases help to fund vital human rights projects around the globe, including our disaster relief responses. As we work in the wake of disasters to find and support those individuals who are left out of aid, you can assist us in accomplishing our mission.

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Give a Gift of Environmental and Climate Action!

November 20, 2017

You can make a holiday gift in the name of a loved one to help to protect the rights of those most vulnerable who are affected by increasing temperatures, low precipitation, frequent and intensified natural disasters causing sea level rise, droughts, widespread flooding, and other impacts from climate change!

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Make a difference for LGBTQI rights!

November 19, 2017

All proceeds from purchases at The Good Buy fund UUSC's human rights programs around the world. Read a few impacts from our recent work, and learn how you can do more to advance LGBTQI rights this holiday.

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Assisting Refugees in Family Detention

November 14, 2017

Your purchases fund vital global human rights programs, including projects that address the plight of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. After fleeing intense violence and making the dangerous journey to reach the border, migrants are treated more like criminals than who they actually are: survivors of trauma pursuing their legal right to seek asylum.

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Give a Gift of Women's Empowerment

November 12, 2017

Did you know that your purchases help  to preserve the rights of women and children who are most vulnerable to human rights abuses?  You can do even more to help empower women to claim their rights and become leaders in their communities by giving a holiday gift in the name of a loved one! Learn how.

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Holiday Inspiration Video

November 07, 2017 1 Comment

Our new holiday video has landed and we think you'll be inspired to see firsthand how every purchase you make from The Good Buy gives back and makes a lasting impact for people and planet.

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Be Connected to What You Wear

September 14, 2017

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 marginalized communities, with a focus on gender equity. Shop their collection and support women's empowerment.

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Here Are Some Trashy Statistics

June 25, 2017

Following up on our previous post about United By Blue reaching its inspiring milestone of collecting 1 million pounds of trash from U.S. waterways, check out some infographics that illustrate the scope of the problem of plastic waste in rivers and oceans and the impact of efforts like the volunteer cleanups your purchases make possible.

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Meet the Makers: Abu Saleh

June 18, 2017

Just in time for our celebration of good fathers everywhere this Father's Day, our Meet the Makers series introduces you to Abu Saleh, a small organic olive farmer from Alaraqa who is a radiant example of dignity through self-reliance.

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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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It Feels Good to Give

November 29, 2016

Every day, we're here to make a difference for the world we share. But especially today, on Giving Tuesday, we want to hear all the ways you’re giving back to your community and making the planet a better place to live. 

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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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From Refugee to Entrepreneur

November 22, 2016

This week, we're sharing stories of impact and reflecting on some of the remarkable experiences from our partners in the field and artisans around the globe, whose work you support and lives you impact every time you make a purchase.

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Big Impact Milestone

November 08, 2016

You helped to make a big milestone possible with every purchase you made from the Mitscoots Collection at the Good Buy. Celebrate this impact and let's commit to doing even more for the transitioning homeless this season.

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Gifts That Give Back

November 07, 2016

For the second year, we're featured on the yearly list from Nonprofit Tech For Good's website, highlighting 30 online shopping stores that benefit nonprofits. We're grateful you've decided to spend your holiday shopping dollars with us, and to give back.

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Quantifying Social Impact

November 03, 2016

Keeping track of success in several key areas, our partner Matr Boomie has gained real insights into where artisan communities stand and where they can provide support. Learn about the hard work it takes to demonstrate the direct link between a fair trade product and the impact it makes.

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Cool Tools for Taming Wild Hair

October 29, 2016

It's time for the hairiest month of the year again—Movember. What is it? Find out and join the millions who have already joined the movement to make a difference for men's health.

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A Decade of Devotion

October 24, 2016

You'll be inspired by the impacts that our partner Matr Boomie has had for women, minorities, and rural artisans in India. As a consumer, you can be a part of this successful path to community empowerment.

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What is the Small Farmer Fund?

October 05, 2016

For every pound of fairly traded product (coffee, chocolate, tea, snacks) from the Equal Exchange Collection that you buy, they donate 20 cents to UUSC's Small Farmer Fund. Find out more about the impacts made from giving back.

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