Celebrate Fair Trade!

fair trade certifiedCelebrate World Fair Trade Day at the Co-op with member sales all month on Equal Exchange chocolate bars and teas!  Equal Exchange has been a champion in the efforts to make Fair Trade a reality.

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated yearly on the second Saturday in May and is an initiative created by the World Fair Trade Organization to celebrate the practice of Fair Trade as a real and measurable contribution to the economic empowerment of smaller farmers and producers, promoting gender equality, responsible production practices and fair wages.  The World Fair Trade Organization believes that trade must benefit the most vulnerable and support the deliverance of sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities for small and disadvantaged farmers and farm workers.