Recent Updates

Go Tough on Grime, Be Gentle on the Earth

March 23, 2018

It’s that time of year to open the windows and let the sun and breeze fill your home again! So why would you want to scrub your surfaces with harsh chemicals? You can have a naturally clean, fresh living space in two simple steps.


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Get Out!

March 17, 2018

Gear up for a sustainable spring! Prepare now before the season starts by taking stock of your sustainable supplies for getting outside more. We'll help you think about what you need on hand for new adventures or to replace some well-worn favorites with some on-the-go essentials.

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By the Numbers

March 10, 2018

You've helped to bring conscious consumerism front and center, showing the business world that doing good in the world is good for their bottom line. We're off to a good start in 2018 and have some statistics to share that show the concrete benefits that came from your thoughtful purchases!

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Will You Press for Progress on International Women's Day?

March 05, 2018

Every year on March 8, this global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women is a potent reminder of how much we all can to to work toward gender parity. 


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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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Meet the Makers: Htoo

February 17, 2018

Meet Htoo, an artisan with Prosperity Candle who has resettled in the U.S. after a long journey as a refugee fleeing violence in Burma. Read about what you can do to support her, plus find more actions you can take for similar Rohingya refugees in Burma now.

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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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Open Your Heart for Valentine's Day

January 31, 2018

Valentine’s Day is approaching — and sure, it's sort of an invented holiday. So this year, we’re thinking bigger than just romantic love. Get ready to open your heart just a little wider and see what we mean about expanding your circle of love.


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All Chocolate Is Not Equal

January 30, 2018

With a lot of money at stake, the cocoa industry has lobbied successfully to ensure any "slave-free" certification stays off labeling. Do you care enough as a consumer to ensure the chocolate you consume is not connected to child trafficking? Big chocolate manufacturers are betting you won't. 

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Overcome the Winter Blues

January 25, 2018 1 Comment

Shortened daylight hours, coming down from the holiday highs, chilly weather, and being cooped up inside all contribute to down feelings. What are some easy steps to help get through the slow plod of the gray days of winter? We've got some ideas to help you feel a bit better.

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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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Find Joy & Wonder Again

December 24, 2017

As the holidays bring to a close another year, no wonder it's a time for introspection. Discover reasons for delight with our suggestions for a happy holiday that don't cost a thing other than your time.


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Drink Up! It's Holiday Cocktail Time.

December 20, 2017

Time to sip some holiday cocktails. You've earned it! Whether you're wowing guests or just a quiet night of Netflix to yourself, here are our recommendations for barware essentials that make relaxing an art form.


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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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How to Stay Festive & Wrap Gifts Sustainably

December 07, 2017

We work with global artisans who use sustainable materials to create beautifully patterned wrapping that will keep your gift a secret until the big unveiling. Check out our top picks for a truly green holiday season of gift giving!

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How To: Nuts & Berries Cocktail

December 02, 2017

This holiday, we're posting recipes for some of our favorite cocktails and holiday drinks. Today's pick is a Nuts & Berries, which is like dessert in a glass. Who doesn't want a sweet finisher after a night of fun?


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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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Small Budget, Big Impact Gifts You Need To Know About

November 30, 2017

It's a challenge every year to make that holiday budget stretch. We're here to help you give gifts with real meaning, without breaking the bank! Here's our list that we've checked twice to make sure you give friends and family something unique.

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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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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

November 26, 2017

Here's something sweet for your holiday cookie swap! This recipe uses Taza's decadent Peppermint Stick stone-ground chocolate.


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Flourless Chocolate Cake

November 25, 2017

Stuck on what to bring to your next gathering? Fudgy chocolate cake is only six ingredients away, and contains no gluten or soy for those with allergies!

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Shop small and support local innovation

November 25, 2017

Shop these Small Business Saturday favorite picks and join us in lifting up values like small batch production, locally sourced ingredients, and partnerships with small-scale farmers to sustain their livelihoods

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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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