...here are just a few examples of our Fair Trade partners
ALTER ECO is based on the premise that food is fundamental to life – whole, healthy, delicious food can make life better for people all over the world. By working directly with the small-scale farmers who grow quinoa, rice, sugar and cacao, Alter Eco helps them institute Fair Trade and Organic practices and assists them in improving both quality of food and quality of life. AlterEco is creating a system that benefits everyone involved. Their values extend to the flora, fauna and fields – they work with co-op partners to preserve heirloom grains, replenish and reforest the land. As a GHG Protocol 3 Carbon Zero business they offset more carbon than they emit.
MAROMA is a conscientious producer of home and body care products and is a leader in the West for natural fragrances and natural insect deterrents. Specializing in home fragrances and natural body care their products are made with care for the environment and concern for social development. Maroma is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade Forum India.
MATR BOOMIE is fair trade collection from India that marries modern design sensibility with inspiring traditional art forms, bringing people and cultures closer together. They began in 2006 (as Handmade Expressions) with the mission of creating opportunities for women and minorities to realize their creative, economic and leadership potential. Since then they have grown their network to empower 20,000 artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India.
MATA TRADERS is a design driven fair trade brand helping to end global poverty and inspire ethical companies and consumers to change the fashion industry. Made by artisans in India and Nepal their colorfully original designs are now sold in 50 states and 12 countries, and provide a stable source of income for families in some of the world’s poorest communities.
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