Recent Updates

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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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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Work to End Hunger

October 16, 2017

For many of us in the U.S., we rarely give a thought to food scarcity. But it’s a daily reality for families around the globe. Hunger doesn’t take a day off. Learn how supporting small farmers and fair trade can make a difference in advancing an more equitable world.

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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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Summer Fruit Picking

July 18, 2017

Ripe fruits picked fresh and eaten instantly — one of our favorite pleasures of summer! Get into the spirit of warm summer days and good memories made from heading out to a local farm and picking fruit yourself. Find out when your favorite fruit is ripe for picking!

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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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What's Coffee Rust?

May 01, 2017

Your morning coffee could be in peril from human-caused climate change. Learn what coffee rust is and how farmers are adapting. Find out what you can do to support small farmers facing potential crop devastation.

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Visit Coffee Farmers

January 18, 2017

Visit a cooperative in Nicaragua and learn about the farmers who grow your fair-trade coffee! See how climate change is affecting the growth cycles of coffee trees and learn about the coffee leaf rust fungus that is destroying large portions of harvests.

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Engines of the Economy

November 26, 2016

We consciously source products from small farmers and start-up businesses who are striving to make a living by doing business right. Today on Small Business Saturday—and every day—you can choose to shop small and make a big impact.

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What's Brewing? New Teas!

October 13, 2016

We're celebrating Fair Trade Month with eight new arrivals of organic teas from Equal Exchange! Find a new favorite cup and learn what makes these teas strong brews for social and economic 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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Make Way for a More Equitable World

May 08, 2016

This year’s theme for World Fair Trade Day: “Be an agent of change.” Join with us in building local and global economies that are based on cooperation, not exploitation. Learn how.

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From Bean to Cup!

February 15, 2016

Immerse yourself in social justice by registering now to visit members of an Equal Exchange coffee cooperative in Nicaragua. Learn more about authentic fair trade from bean to your cup!

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What Are Crushed Oils?

October 13, 2015

Unlike infused oils, these olive oils from Canaan Fair Trade are made with fresh organic fruit and herbs, added right on top of the olives and crushed together. Learn how your purchases of these savory oils are making a difference in the lives of women entrepreneurs.

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Who We Are and What We Believe In

October 02, 2015

Check out a new video from Equal Exchange and contemplate the power of the stories behinds the products. This is why we work with values-driven producers.


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