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Fair Trade Partners

We're lucky to partner with Fair Trade organizations as we build a movement for authentic Fair Trade and ultimately increase our impact in farming communities. 

  • EE Wholesale (UK) Ltd.

    EE Wholesale (UK) Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equal Exchange. It is the successor to one of the original pioneering Fair Trade organizations in the UK. After a financial crisis caused the original cooperative to become insolvent, Equal Exchange invested in bring to life this new entity in 2017. They continue to promote small farmer, authentic Fair Trade in coffee, chocolate, olive oil, honey and sugar.

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  • Fullwell Mill Ltd

    Fullwell Mill Ltd is the largest dedicated Fair Trade dried fruit importer to the UK, as well as a leading independent manufacturer of Fair Trade snack bars. They have won lasting markets for producers for more than 20 years. They pay fair prices, often in advance, develop and market farmers’ produce, run their own UK factory and share useful technology and experience with overseas partners. They sell their products under the Tropical Wholefoods brand in the UK.

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  • La Siembra

    Established in 1999, La Siembra Co-operative became the first registered importers of Fairtrade Certified cocoa and sugar in North America and today works directly with 18 producer co-ops, supporting more than 36,000 family farmers in 9 countries.

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  • Oke USA

    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. 

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  • Ten Thousand Villages

    Founded in 1946, Ten Thousand Villages has grown from the trunk of founder Edna Ruth Byler's car to a network of more than 390 retail outlets throughout the United States. Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art & sculpture and personal accessories made by artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization and the Fair Trade Federation, Ten Thousand Villages strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 35 countries. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.

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  • Traidcraft

    Traidcraft fights poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, Traidcraft are now the UK’s leading fair trade organization, running development programs in some of the poorest countries in the world as well as campaigning in the UK and internationally to bring about trade justice.

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