Two vendors we can’t wait to have join us at the EcoSalon Shops! event in NYC are Divine Chocolate and Fair. Vodka. We feel this way not only because both will be in the same room offering samples, they also plan to be serving up Fair. Vodka/Divine Chocolate martinis until they run out of cups.
Fair. Vodka launched just last year as the first quinoa-based vodka line and the first vodka with Fair Trade certifiedâ„¢ ingredients. Another important part of their label’s process is “associating the best French distillers to local cooperatives in the third world.”
Their goal is to build long-term relationships with partnered cooperatives along with their communities in order to ensure their sustainable development.
Like Fair., Divine Chocolate is making strides as the only Fair Trade chocolate company which is 45 percent owned by the farmers. Pretty impressive. Their website says: “The overall strategic aim of Divine Chocolate is to improve the livelihood of smallholder cocoa producers in West Africa by establishing their own dynamic branded proposition in the UK chocolate market, thus putting them higher up the value chain.”
Want to know what the symbols mean on the packaging? Go to the site and check out the Adinkra symbols to find out.
We commend both brands for their dedication to Fair Trade’s guiding principles (and look forward to those martinis”¦)