The Seriously Superior Shopping Guide

Fair Trade

The Seriously Superior Shopping Guide

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 backed them with a low-interest loan or an equity investment.

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Equal Exchange Avocado Update

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 environmental sustainability.

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Fair Trade Schools Launched!

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

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Pachamama Coffee Update

Thaleon from Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, an active loan recipient, has exciting news for us: after over 10 years of successfully bringing Fair Trade coffee to the U.S., Pachamama has opened their first brick and mortar café in Davis, California! Pachamama is a 100% farmer owned cooperative, administrated in Sacramento, California, bringing together thousands of growers from

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