For the last 35 years, Equal Exchange has been a leader in Europe for providing organic and fair trade products that focus strongly on items produced by marginalized groups of small farmer. They are able to help these groups by providing payments upfront, allowing for a more stable work environment. They also assist in obtaining organic certifications for these groups. Recently, they have initiated a "Grown by Women" coffee range that empowers women farmers by including a women's premium, intended for individual or communal use. Equal Exchange import, package and label a wide assortment of products, ranging from teas, coffees, and chocolates, to nuts, nut butters, oil, and honey. These products are available to the consumer online through their website, for retail purchase at outlets around the UK, or for wholesale.
- Open since: 1979