Who we work with is as important to us as the quality of our products
Our cacao is sourced directly from the Fairtrade certified cooperatives in Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic and Madagascar.
Knowing that our business and our partners are contributing to the sustainability of the farmers through information, education and industry certification, speaks to the essence of the Chocolate and Love brand.
We are committed to delivering quality and we can do that thanks to the dedicated farmers that produce our wonderful cacao.
You choosing Fairtrade products is a vote for the world you want to see. Farmers can use their Premium funds to become more resilient to climate change, to educate their children and to improve their communities. The difference your support makes for Fairtrade farmers and workers cannot be underestimated. Not only do producers benefit from the safety net of the Fairtrade Minimum Price if the market price dips, your buying commitment also means they are able to plan for the future. Having a more stable income enables farmers to hire workers or invest in their business.
On top of the Minimum Price, Fairtrade cooperatives receive the Fairtrade Premium funds to invest in the community as they see fit.
In 2019, a study on the effects of Fairtrade on the livelihoods of poor rural farmers and workers, focusing on cocoa, found that certification helps co-operatives attract more members, sell larger quantities of cocoa and provide a wide range of services. It also found that Fairtrade increases the annual wages of co-operative workers by about 160 percent, raises the likelihood of receiving at least the minimum wage by 59 percent and reduces the likelihood of living below the poverty line by 35 percent.