Fri, May 15, 2015 - 1:44pm

Happy (Belated) Anniversary Equal Exchange!

Small Farmers, Big Change
May 15, 2015

On May 1st Equal Exchange turned 29!
We celebrate our anniversary by holding an annual meeting where we discuss the state of our business and our co-operative, among other items.   And of course, as important as that meeting is, it doesn’t hold a candle to the festivities that we engage in later that evening. : )
This year, I was in Panama, attending the Fourth Annual Gathering of the Small Producer Symbol (SPP) and couldn’t make it back in time for the activities.

Thu, May 14, 2015 - 12:29pm

Our French Allies Take New Actions to Support Authentic Fair Trade!

Small Farmers, Big Change
May 14, 2015

Ethiquable, an Alternative Trade Organization in France (that is also a co-operative) was one of the earliest supporters of the Small Producers Symbol (SPP).  Like Equal Exchange, Ethiquable recognizes the tremendous importance of this new Fair Trade system that is so-much-more than a certification system.  The first of its kind, the SPP was created, and is entirely owned, by small-scale producers.

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