On September 10th a fatal fire at the Tampaco Foil Packaging Factory in Bangladesh left 41 dead, 10 missing, and 35 critically injured. Over one month later, the families of the victims have received not one penny of compensation from the loss of their loved ones, nor one additional paycheck from the deceased workers’ salaries. The factory made the packaging for the products of various multi-national companies including Nestle.
Equal Exchange worker-owner Peter Buck spoke at the July 23rd Nuns on the Bus rally in Boston. Get a recap of the event, plus watch a video of his speech.
By Ravdeep Jaidka, Oke USA
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As Equal Exchange turns 30 this year, and we reflect on the journey we have traveled, we are both immensely proud and infinitely concerned. We have accomplished more than we ever dreamed possible back in 1986. We have sparked enormous reform in the U.S. specialty coffee industry. And we have built a supply chain from scratch that, against all odds, gives small farmer co-ops a fighting chance and a seat at the table.
By Alexis Powell, Social Media Marketing Intern
Summer isn't over yet! Snap a photo of your favorite Equal Exchange drink, treat, or snack in the great outdoors and share it with us for a chance to win some Equal Exchange goodies.
Simply post your picture on Instagram (make sure you're public so we can see it) and tag it #EExcursions for your chance to win. One entry will be selected to win an Equal Exchange snack box filled with dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, and more. Post your photo by July 24, 2016 to be eligible to win.
One of our favorite things about summertime is iced tea! Read more for some easy, refreshing recipes >