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Team Ecuador

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Meet Team Ecuador, a unique cooperative with a family focus. Team Ecuador works with individual families in the highlands of Ecuador, the region where much of the country’s indigenous population live. Team Ecuador places a big emphasis on community, and each product represents a team effort and family collaboration. Team Ecuador makes it possible for geographically isolated and economically disadvantaged families to access good, fair trade jobs from within their homes. Supporting these artisans is more important now than ever after the devastating earthquake in April 2016, as fair trade workers are known for not only supporting themselves and their families, but using their earnings to (re)build their communities, too.

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How We Support Team Ecuador

We support Team Ecuador by helping them employ more women, earn higher wages and reach new customers.

  • We commit to long term, reliable trade agreements that allow cooperatives to hire more women and make proactive business decisions. Team Ecuador can count on us to place continuous orders at consistent prices, and that trust results in more jobs and more job security for women.
  • We recognize the difference between living wage and minimum wage, and we pay our artisans more than 2x the minimum wage in Ecuador, which is $12.5 USD per day.

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Product Spotlight: Moonlit Sonata Infinity Scarf

This scarf is made out of colorful, durable materials by families in the Ecuadorian highlands. It comes with a pre-wrinkled look that makes it the perfect travel layer or everyday accessory. It is woven using traditional Ecuadorian weaving techniques and represents the artistic teamwork of a family who worked together to produce this fair trade accessory.

Shop our Ecuador Collection