We have profound respect for what our friends at Equal Exchange are doing to support sustainable farming and humane treatment of farm workers
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Today EcoPlum, the green shopping rewards site, puts the spotlight on fair trade food products, emphasizing how important fair trade is to sustainable practices. Organic fair trade coffee and chocolate, both from Equal Exchange, are the first food products carried by EcoPlum in its online boutique.
Gia Machlin, CEO and Founder of EcoPlum, exclaims, “We have profound respect for what our friends at Equal Exchange are doing to support sustainable farming and humane treatment of farm workers. With Father’s Day around the corner, their organic chocolate and coffee make a perfect gift combination for Dads”
Equal Exchange is a democratic worker-owned cooperative that builds long-term trade partnerships in many countries to produce fair trade food products that are both economically just and environmentally sound, creating mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers.
EcoPlum’s online boutique sells nine different varieties of the organic fair trade chocolate by Equal Exchange, including milk chocolate with hazelnuts; dark chocolates with almonds, mint, caramel, orange, and espresso bean; and extra dark chocolates with 65%, 71% and 80% cacao. Each variety is sold in 12-bar packs.
Equal Exchange’s fair trade, organic and kosher coffees are available at EcoPlum in a range of roasts, including a breakfast blend; decaffeinated; Ethiopian; French Roast; Love Buzz; and Mind, Body, Soul Coffee. Each of the blends is sold in packages containing 6 bags of coffee.
EcoPlum is committed to all aspects of sustainability, including fair trade. The company uses the Fair Trade Federation label as one of their third party certification criteria for selecting products. EcoPlum Fair Trade products from developing countries include jewelry from Bali and India, clothing from Guatemala, and now coffee and chocolate from El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Paraguay.
In addition to fair trade chocolate and coffee, the online shop at EcoPlum features eight other categories of eco friendly products: (1) Eco Friendly Clothing, (2) Ecochic Handbags, (3) Fair Trade and Handmade Jewelry, (4) Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products, (5) Sustainable Home and Housewares, (6) Green Kids, (7) Eco Friendly Journals and Notebooks, and (8) e-gift cards. Purchases of all products and e-gift cards at EcoPlum are eligible for EcoChipz rewards points.
EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused media and e-commerce company, specializing in stylish and unique eco friendly products and original articles on green living and eco action. Under its loyalty program, customers earn green shopping rewards points, called EcoChipz, good for coupons in its shop or donations to environmental causes. EcoPlum’s products are carefully selected from vendors who earn third party sustainability certification, carry notable eco-labels, or make products primarily from recycled materials.
EcoPlum’s mission is to foster environmental stewardship by informing, empowering and inspiring a community of people to be conscious of their daily habits, purchases, and impact on the world’s limited resources. We also believe it should be fun, easy and rewarding to go green. A trusted source for information and products, EcoPlum earned the coveted Green America Business Seal of Approval in 2011, providing the highest tier “Gold Approved Member” status online at GreenPages.org. More information about EcoPlum®, Where it Pays to Buy Green®, is available at http://www.ecoplum.com, via info(at)ecoplum(dot)com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @ecoplum.