Ready to trade fairly with Equal Exchange? Here’s how!
Each time a customer indicates that they are a CRS customer, Equal Exchange will donate a percentage of that purchase to the CRS Fair Trade Fund to support our work with low-income farmers and artisans overseas. So when you buy fair trade coffee or chocolate from Equal Exchange through the CRS Fair Trade Program, your purchase gives twice – you ensure that the farmers who grew your cocoa and coffee get fair prices, and you support CRS’ global work with low-income farmers and artisans!
Want to learn more about Equal Exchange? Then read on!
Locations: Portland, OR & West Bridgewater, MA
In Their Own Words: Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
Our vision is to create and foster a deep and far reaching cooperative model, with Equal Exchange serving as the engine of a complex economic network of two million producers, workers, investors, merchants, activists, and consumers who are using their land, labor, capital and votes to create the world they want to live in and leave for their children. Equal Exchange continues to set an example as a world leader in fairness, ethical commerce, and economic democracy. Our worker-owned co-op is based in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Because Equal Exchange was founded with democratic principles in mind, we strongly believe in a one-person, one-vote workplace without a corporate hierarchy. From the farmers’ co-ops to our co-op, we’re providing the best-tasting foods – while also making Big Changes to the way food ends up on your table.
We pledge to:
- Trade directly with democratically organized small farmer cooperatives.
- Facilitate access to credit for producer organizations.
- Pay producers a guaranteed minimum price that provides a stable source of income as well as improved social services.
- Provide high quality food products.
- Support sustainable farming practices.
- Build a democratically-run cooperative workplace.
- Develop more environmentally-sound business practices.
Does your parish, school or group need to do some fundraising? Equal Exchange can help!
Equal Exchange Fundraising offers organic and fairly traded coffee and chocolate that can help you raise money while making a difference in the lives of small farmers around the world. These green fundraisers offer:
Free catalogs, posters, samples & educational tools
Free shipping when ordering 4 cases or more
Helpful and friendly customer service
Kosher, gluten free & vegan options available
Plus an additional donation to the CRS Fair Trade Fund at no cost to you! Sign up for a free starter kit today!