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The Seriously Superior Shopping Guide

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Fair Trade, Investees, Models | 0 comments

There are so many shopping guides out there for the holidays. Why is ours superior, seriously? Because these companies don’t just create wonderful products, they create good jobs, they care for the environment and create the positive changes we need in the world. And, finally, they are all “Investees” — the Untours Foundation has...

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Equal Exchange Avocado Update

Equal Exchange Avocado Update

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog, Fair Trade, Investees | 2 comments

The Background: Equal Exchange has been selling fair trade coffee since 1986, and we first supported them with a loan in 1998. We invested equity in 2009 to launch their fair trade banana importing company Oke USA. Equal Exchange/Oke USA supports fair trade cooperatives and bring their goods to the US market, fostering mutually beneficial relationships and...

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World Fair Trade Day on Saturday

World Fair Trade Day on Saturday

Posted on May 8, 2014 in Blog, Fair Trade, Special Event | 0 comments

This Saturday is World Fair Trade Day! There are multitudes of ways to celebrate and get involved. Find an event near you — here and here! According to Elizabeth, Hal had the seemingly crazy idea to make our hometown of Media America’s First Fair Trade Town back in 2005, and now — we can browse Fair Trade events around the country. If...

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Fair Trade Schools Launched!

Fair Trade Schools Launched!

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog, Fair Trade, Models | 0 comments

This week, the first ten Fair Trade Schools in the United States were certified. No less than three of these schools are located in our hometown of Media, Pennsylvania! As a parent of three children at Media-Providence Friends School, and close with families at Media Elementary School, both newly certified schools, I (Shannon) have been impressed by the...

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