Wed, Mar 5, 2014 - 5:12pm

Swimming in a Sea of Fair Trade Certification Schemes…

Small Farmers, Big Change
March 5, 2014

… and having trouble navigating the waters?
Many thanks to Fair World Project for their easy-to-use, interactive, fun tool to help you distinguish between seven different certification schemes.
Meets FWP’s expectations and/or is a model program in this area.

Acceptable policy that at least meets current industry standards, but there is room for improvement.

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 - 12:41pm

Equal Exchange Chocolate Products Featured on Taiwanese News Show

Small Farmers, Big Change
February 18, 2014

We just heard from Molly Lu that we’ve aired on Taiwanese tv.  Molly works with Foody Company, Ltd., a distributor in Taiwan who is a big supporter of Equal Exchange and has been buying our products for many years now.
A rough translation of the news segment is as follows:
After Chinese New Year soon comes Valentine’s Day. Many of us will purchase chocolate but most of us are not aware that child labor is involved in the production process. Products certified through Equal Exchange guarantee child labor is prohibited.

Fri, Feb 14, 2014 - 8:28pm

Register for the Equal Exchange Banana Conference: March 21st – 23rd

Small Farmers, Big Change
February 14, 2014

Over the past seven years, Equal Exchange Bananas has facilitated a frank discussion about authentic Fair Trade, alternative sourcing, and how these affect small farmers. Continuing in this vein, we invite you to attend the Equal Exchange Banana Conference in Boston, MA in March 2014.
Learn more and register online for the Conference

Fri, Jan 24, 2014 - 2:16pm

What's Brewing in Portland

Anna Canning
January 24, 2014

At Equal Exchange we love coffee, we love beer, and guess what? We also love them together, so we were excited about the opportunity for our latest coffee and beer collaboration, brewed up in Portland, Ore. Our Portland crew teamed up with Harvester Brewing to offer a tasty new coffee beer featuring Equal Exchange beans. While lots of brewers are discovering the delicious ways that a little coffee can complement the dark, toasty malts that are the traditional staples in the brewing of dark winter beers, this brew is a little different.


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