Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Author: Alice Martin, Global Gifts Short North Community Engagement Intern  The first ever Fair Trade chocolate bar made its way to the UK in 1998. Since then Kuapa Kokoo, a Fair Trade farmer cooperative, has been selling their own cocoa with the help of their 65,000 members. Divine Chocolate Company makes...

translation missing: en.blogs.article_item.continue

Divine: Challenging the Traditional Chocolate Business Model (and Winning)

Divine: Challenging the Traditional Chocolate Business Model (and Winning)

Happy World Chocolate Day! Inc. Magazine recently shared the story of our fair trade partner, Divine Chocolate's, sweet success -- building a $16.2 million dollar business that makes cocoa farmers the biggest shareholders. July 7, is World Chocolate Day, marking the 466th anniversary of when chocolate was introduced to Europe....

translation missing: en.blogs.article_item.continue

Fair Trade Solutions for Gender Inequality

Fair Trade Solutions for Gender Inequality

Between 60-80% of the world’s food is produced by women who make up around 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries. This figure comes from Fairtrade International’s Equal Harvest report based on recent research. Despite this significant percentage, the women who are growing the food we eat own...

translation missing: en.blogs.article_item.continue

(More) Reasons to Love Fair Trade Chocolate

(More) Reasons to Love Fair Trade Chocolate

Chocolate is a sweet treat that can actually be good for you! Especially if the percentage of cacao is high and sugar levels are low, chocolate, in moderation, can provide an antioxidant boost for the body and may even help lower cholesterol and prevent cognitive decline. The bad news is...

translation missing: en.blogs.article_item.continue