Support Fair Trade at the Co-op

On May 10, we will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day with Alaffia, Alter Eco, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Maggie’s Organics. All these brands are committed to fair trade through their entire supply chains supporting small family farmers and trade justice policies.

Look for great deals on fair trade products at the co-op from April 28 through May 20, when the manufactures have agreed to donate 1 percent of purchases made at participating co-ops to Root Capital. Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. The National Cooperative Grocers Association will be matching the manufacturers’ donations as well. Learn more about Root Capital at www.rootcapital.org.

And to make fair trade even sweeter, Fair World Project is offering one lucky winner an expense-paid trip for two to Nicaragua, for creating a video or recorded message letting them know what fair trade means to you, saying “thank you” to a fair trade farmer, or showing how you are living a “fair trade life.” Learn more at www.fairworldproject.org/contest.
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World Fair Trade Day is May 10 and around North America and the world, events, celebrations and fundraising are taking place in support of Fair Trade. At food co-ops nationwide, between April 28 and May 20, 1% of purchases of Alaffia, Alter Eco, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Maggie’s Organics products will be donated to Root Capital to provide ongoing funding and support of the farmers, artisans and other small businesses worldwide that produce fair trade products. The National Cooperative Grocers Association (the organization behind this website) will be matching the manufacturers’ donations as well.

Co-ops have long been strong supporters of fair trade and you’ll find an array of fair trade products at the co-op year-round.

Typically, the term “fair trade” signifies products produced in adherence to these principles:

  • Fair prices: Farmers, hired workers, artisans and other producers receive a fair price or wage for their time and materials. Producer organizations often receive pre-harvest or pre-production credit on favorable terms.
  • Fair & safe labor conditions: Workers enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and humane treatment. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.
  • Direct trade: Importers purchase from fair trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering producers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
  • Democratic and transparent organizations: Producers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade premiums for community development and capacity building of producer organizations.
  • Community development: Producers invest premiums in social and business development projects like youth scholarship programs, health care, clean water access, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification.
  • Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and Genetically Modified Organisms are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable methods that protect producers’ health and preserve eco-systems.
    (Source: Fair Trade Resource Network)

Root CapitalRoot Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

The participating companies in the April 28 to May 20 promotion are strong supporters of Fair Trade principles, including stable and fair prices for farmers, organic and sustainable agriculture practices and community-led development projects.

World Fair Trade Day Apr 28-May 20 Vendor Partners 2014

More info:

– See more at: http://strongertogether.coop/fresh-from-the-source/support-fair-trade-at-the-co-op-apr-28-may-20/#sthash.eyN2DgD5.dpuf

World Fair Trade Day is May 10 and around North America and the world, events, celebrations and fundraising are taking place in support of Fair Trade. At food co-ops nationwide, between April 28 and May 20, 1% of purchases of Alaffia, Alter Eco, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Maggie’s Organics products will be donated to Root Capital to provide ongoing funding and support of the farmers, artisans and other small businesses worldwide that produce fair trade products. The National Cooperative Grocers Association (the organization behind this website) will be matching the manufacturers’ donations as well.

Co-ops have long been strong supporters of fair trade and you’ll find an array of fair trade products at the co-op year-round.

Typically, the term “fair trade” signifies products produced in adherence to these principles:

  • Fair prices: Farmers, hired workers, artisans and other producers receive a fair price or wage for their time and materials. Producer organizations often receive pre-harvest or pre-production credit on favorable terms.
  • Fair & safe labor conditions: Workers enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and humane treatment. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.
  • Direct trade: Importers purchase from fair trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering producers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
  • Democratic and transparent organizations: Producers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade premiums for community development and capacity building of producer organizations.
  • Community development: Producers invest premiums in social and business development projects like youth scholarship programs, health care, clean water access, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification.
  • Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and Genetically Modified Organisms are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable methods that protect producers’ health and preserve eco-systems.
    (Source: Fair Trade Resource Network)

Root CapitalRoot Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

The participating companies in the April 28 to May 20 promotion are strong supporters of Fair Trade principles, including stable and fair prices for farmers, organic and sustainable agriculture practices and community-led development projects.

World Fair Trade Day Apr 28-May 20 Vendor Partners 2014

More info:

– See more at: http://strongertogether.coop/fresh-from-the-source/support-fair-trade-at-the-co-op-apr-28-may-20/#sthash.eyN2DgD5.dpuf

World Fair Trade Day is May 10 and around North America and the world, events, celebrations and fundraising are taking place in support of Fair Trade. At food co-ops nationwide, between April 28 and May 20, 1% of purchases of Alaffia, Alter Eco, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Maggie’s Organics products will be donated to Root Capital to provide ongoing funding and support of the farmers, artisans and other small businesses worldwide that produce fair trade products. The National Cooperative Grocers Association (the organization behind this website) will be matching the manufacturers’ donations as well.

Co-ops have long been strong supporters of fair trade and you’ll find an array of fair trade products at the co-op year-round.

Typically, the term “fair trade” signifies products produced in adherence to these principles:

  • Fair prices: Farmers, hired workers, artisans and other producers receive a fair price or wage for their time and materials. Producer organizations often receive pre-harvest or pre-production credit on favorable terms.
  • Fair & safe labor conditions: Workers enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and humane treatment. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.
  • Direct trade: Importers purchase from fair trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering producers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
  • Democratic and transparent organizations: Producers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade premiums for community development and capacity building of producer organizations.
  • Community development: Producers invest premiums in social and business development projects like youth scholarship programs, health care, clean water access, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification.
  • Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and Genetically Modified Organisms are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable methods that protect producers’ health and preserve eco-systems.
    (Source: Fair Trade Resource Network)

Root CapitalRoot Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

The participating companies in the April 28 to May 20 promotion are strong supporters of Fair Trade principles, including stable and fair prices for farmers, organic and sustainable agriculture practices and community-led development projects.

World Fair Trade Day Apr 28-May 20 Vendor Partners 2014

More info:

– See more at: http://strongertogether.coop/fresh-from-the-source/support-fair-trade-at-the-co-op-apr-28-may-20/#sthash.eyN2DgD5.dpuf

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