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Why Patagonia is Getting into Food?

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By Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia 

What’s an outdoor clothing company doing selling food? A similar question was asked of me in 1968, when we were blacksmithing new tools for mountain climbing, and suddenly started selling shorts, shirts and pants. Skepticism seems to rise whenever a company refuses to “stay in its lane,” but as an entrepreneur, I see business opportunities everywhere. As a lover of the outdoors, I see a way to save our home planet and its creatures—including us—from the destructive habits we’ve invented for ourselves. 

FoodTank.org series on Sustainable Food Companies: Equal Exchange

Profile of Fair Trade Pioneer - Equal Exchange
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Businesses that uphold sustainable practices in how they source, produce, and serve or sell food play a crucial role in transforming the food system. Food Tank will regularly feature businesses that are providing food to their customers in environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable ways.

Meet Two Co-ops Behind Our Chocolate

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Love chocolate? Want to see where it comes from and shake hands with the small-scale farmers who grow it? Then ENTER TO WIN a spot on an Equal Exchange delegation this November to visit the CONACADO cacao co-operative in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1988, CONACADO is the oldest and largest Fair Trade and organic cacao co-operative, with 10,000 members.

 

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Love chocolate? Want to see where it comes from and shake hands with the small-scale farmers who grow it? Then ENTER TO WIN a spot on an Equal Exchange delegation this November to visit the CONACADO cacao co-operative in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1988, CONACADO is the oldest and largest Fair Trade and organic cacao co-operative, with 10,000 members.

 

Want To Really Stand With Small Farmers?

Watch The Video, Help Plant A Tea Bush In India, Win Good Stuff!
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Please share the video and help us reach our goal of 5,000 views which equals 5,000 new tea bushes* at Potong tea co-operative in Darjeeling, India! In exchange we’ll send you a free “I Stand with Small Farmers” T-shirt.

P.S. Don’t be afraid to share or even watch more than once. If we blow through our goal of 5,000 bushes before October is over, we will raise the bar with a new goal! Keep up on our progress. on Facebook.

Sea Change Radio Discusses the Controversy in Fair Trade

Host Alex Wise recently conducted a 30 minute inteview with Equal Exchange's Rodney North to catch up on this issue
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On May 8th Alex Wise, host of Sea Change Radio (http:www.cchange.net) aired his 30 minute interview with Equal Exchange's Answer Man, Rodney North. They discussed issues that are roiling the Fair Trade movement in the United States, and Equal Exchange's Stand With Small Farmers campaign to promote an authentic model of Fair Trade.

An Open Letter to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters From Equal Exchange

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(3BL Media) West Bridgewater, MA - May 21, 2012 - In a rare business-to-business plea Equal Exchange has released an open letter to Larry Blanford, the CEO of fellow New England specialty coffee company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) in the form of a full-page color ad in today’s Sunday edition of the Burlington Free Press (Vermont) that strongly encourages the multi-billion dollar brand to with

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