On May 10, we will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day with Alaffia, Alter Eco, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, and Guayaki Yerba Mate. All these brands are committed to fair trade through their entire supply chains supporting small family farmers and trade justice policies.
Look for great deals on fair trade products at the co-op from April 28 through May 20, when the manufactures have agreed to donate 1 percent of purchases made at participating co-ops to Root Capital. Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. The National Cooperative Grocers Association (www.strongertogether.coop) will be matching the manufacturers’ donations as well. Learn more about Root Capital at www.rootcapital.org.