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CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES WITH COCONUT OIL

FAIR TRADE IN ACTION:

SINGLE ORIGIN, HIGHEST QUALITY CACAO BEANS

FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED

ALWAYS SOY FREE

MADE WITH COCONUT OIL

COMPOSTABLE WRAPPERS*

 

NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS OR PRESERVATIVES

Did you know that an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared every hour to create more space for palm oil production¹? Fair Trade and Organic coconut oil have become a sustainable alternative to palm oil. Coconut trees can grow in almost any soil, even in sandy coastal soils, and can bear fruit for more than sixty years, allowing farming families to sustain their crop through 3 generations.

¹Data from One Green Planet, 10 Facts you Need to Know about Palm Oil, 2014

*Per ASTM D6400. Will compost safely in a municipal or commercial facility. Not suitable for backyard composting. 

 
COCONUT FARMING COOPERATIVE
FAIR TRADE ALLIANCE KERALA:
FTAK MISSION:

 We source the coconut oil for our truffles from Fair Trade Alliance Kerala (FTAK) in the province of Kerala, India. Established in 2005, FTAK evolved as a response to an agricultural crisis that gripped the region where producers were not even getting paid the cost of production for their crop. This led to a collaborative action with producers, distributors, and consumers to create a more just system.  

 

FTAK farmers now grow a host of tropical products such as cashews, coffee, pepper, nutmeg and vanilla on their small plots. This crop diversity helps preserve local biodiversity and safeguards the food security of the farming communities. 

ENSURE THAT SMALL-SCALE FARMING IS A SUSTAINABLE OCCUPATION

UPHOLD FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES TO ENSURE FARMERS ARE GIVEN A FAIR PRICES

PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE FARMING TO PROTECT AND NURTURE THE LAND AND WORKERS

PRESERVE TRADITIONAL FARMING METHODS AND PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE

 
FAIR TRADE SOURCING FOR TRUFFLES
 
ALTER ECO'S 2017 FAIR TRADE IMPACT
$3,916,275

Fair Trade purchases

for

24,557

contracted producers

in

13

partner cooperatives

$192,234

2017 Fair Trade Premium

A sum of money paid to the cooperative on top of the Fair Trade price, for investment in social, environmental and economic projects, decided upon by producers within the organization. Since 2009, Alter Eco has paid $1.45 million in Fair Trade Premiums to our cooperative partners around the world.

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