In 2006, three entrepreneurial organizations came together to create Oke USA: Agrofair, Equal Exchange and Red Tomato. Their goal was to introduce small farmer, fair trade bananas to the US market. Today, Oke USA operates as the banana importing arm of Equal Exchange. Bananas are a challenging product, with low margins, high risk and fierce multinational competition. Despite this, Oke and its owners believe strongly in changing the way bananas are traded.Visit the website
We're lucky to partner with Fair Trade organizations like Ten Thousand Villages, Oke USA, and Traidcraft as we build a movement for authentic Fair Trade and ultimately increase our impact in farming communities.