A Vibrant Mutually Cooperative Community
Equal Exchange - Profit - www.equalexchange.coop
Our vision is to create a vibrant mutually cooperative community of two million committed participants who are using their land, labor, capital and votes to create the world they want to live in and leave for their children. With help from Free Range, we will create an interactive online tool that encourages people to be part of this movement to take on the big guys. It will provide an opportunity for people to work together to transform trade, and join us in standing up and saying, "This is not what we want!" to corporate agriculture, economic and social injustice.
Maura Tourian commented
Equal Exchange is an inspiration to all. They have made positive and lasting changes because they believe they can! There is no organization more deserving of a Youtopia grant than EE!
Brie Bourn commented
What a fantastic company- I used to work there, and they always treated me well (even when I screwed up). Great company, Great product (I get their coffee whenever I can)- all in all, I like to feel good about what I drink!
Carol Smith commented
Equal Exchange is made up of a wonderful group of worker-owners who all have a stake in and commitment to small scale farmers. In my experience they love their work precisely because they feel empowered to make a difference in the world. I believe that they put Fair Trade on the map in the USA. I know they are making a great positive difference among small farmers who have taken the the step to come together to form cooperatives or associations. Equal Exchange is faithful in helping their partners improve their products and business practices. There is now question in my mind that they are the #1 Socially-Responsible For-Profit Company in the world!
Great organization, great products, great impact on poor communities.
Equal Exchange leads the way in being supportive of their co-owners and fair to all the members of the coops with which they do business in addition to producing superb products.
It is wonderful to have an organization which works and speaks for those who need an advocate. God's work, our hands.
Equal Exchange makes simple connections between farmers and consumers that should serve as the base for all consumer products, everyday.
Daniel Green commented
An inspiration every day. Equal Exchange has withstood the test of time and given us an endearing alternative business model to the Three Monkeys Capitalism that relegates social and environmental justice to afterthoughts. They are the perfect organization to create a cooperative community to extend these values to the world.
Laura Lawless commented
Equal Exchange is changing the lives of folks all around the world. I was lucky enough to go on a trip to Peru with Equal Exchange. I met farmers who cried to me about how instead of making moon shine with their sugar they now can sell it and make enough money from sugar and coffee to send their kids to college. They cried, yes grown men, from the pride they felt at being able to sustain their families. Go Equal Exchange!
Lynne Leithleiter commented
Equal Exchange has been working for social and economic justice for a long time. To be able to expand this vision is a worthy effort.
Great company, great products.
Ken Jacobs commented
To me, Equal Exchange is an especially worthwhile organization because fair trade chocolate is a major product. What better way to make children aware of how their own habits affect the lives of others around the world!
Joan Bjergen commented
I so believe in this org. There service is excellent and they so believe in there mission.
Karen N commented
A great co-op that consistently provides great products, service, and mission. They believe in what they do and foster change. They have my vote!
Debi P commented
Equal exchange has made me more aware of how coffee and chocolate forests are destroyed by poor management of these resources and I think anything they can do will be a benifit to the world as a whole. My vote goes to them.
Ryan Elizabeth commented
My vote goes to Equal Exchange! I love their business practices and ideas...and the product they generate from so much good business is amazing! :-)
David North commented
Equal Exchange is the best kind of capitalism, bringing great products to all of us, and seeing to it that the farmers and workers who make those products are paid a decent wage.
A great model for other companies!
More cooperation. Move vision. More hope.
Margo Gremmler commented