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“The Fair Trade Resource Network has just announced the winners in “The Best in Fair Trade” online voting, including two of our partners in The Mission Market.

SERRV was named Most Outstanding in Long Term Commitment to Producers.

The company has a history of starting work with previously unknown artisan and producer groups and a reputation for sticking with them for the long haul, through thick and thin. Enormous respect from artisan and producer groups who have worked with SERRV over the past 60 years and more. Long lasting impact for artisans and producers in more than 30 developing countries around the world. Network of thousands of artisans and producers around the world. Effective artisan/producer development program – product design and development, business training, disaster assistance (earthquakes, flood, cyclones).

Equal Exchange was cited for Best Support of the Fair Trade Movement.

The company partners with 12 faith-based groups, including the Presbyterian Church (USA) involving about 11,000 congregations through their Interfaith Program in which they make Fair Trade products, such as coffee, tea, and chocolate, more accessible to people. EE gives 10 cents for each pound of product sold to the faith-based organization to use to support small farmers. The company is also advocating for small farmers by opposing the addition of large plantations to Fair Trade.

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