Products from CADO
fair trade products from communities in rural Ecuador include unrefined
cane sugar, ethanol, potable
alcohol, and chocolate or coffee
liqueurs. They are made by
250 families in farms in the sub-tropical western foothills of
the Andes mountains.
trade prices improve the quality of life for these farmers and their
children, while the fair trade rules improve health, safety, working
conditions and care of the land. Part of the price premium
received goes into a social fund, and each year our members decide how
to spend it for the benefit of the community. In the past,
these fair trade projects have included supplying clean drinking water
to a remote community, and repairing bridges for safer access.
The majority of our fair trade products are also certified
products all contain some form of fair trade, organic sugar cane, which
is the principal crop of the farming families who make up the CADO
trade whole cane unrefined sugar (also known as panela, rapadura sugar
evaporated cane juice) is a very natural product, made with only pure
sugar cane juice and containing all the flavours and goodness
sugarcane. The knowledge that it is fair trade, improving
lives in rural communities, makes it seem sweeter still.
trade ethanol is used in the cosmetics industry, by clients
including Dr. Bronner's, for perfumes and
other personal care products. It can also be used as
an organic industrial solvent. Although it is artisan-made on
small family farms, the ethanol is rectified in a very high tech
processing plant (also certified fair trade and organic)
with sophisticated controls which can produce ethanol to the very
precise specifications needed for the fragrance industry.
trade potable alcohol from CADO is ideal for socially
or other alcoholic beverages. It can also be used in
fair trade products for alternative therapies, as a food ingredient, or
to extract flavourings
or colourings from plants while maintaining
their organic status.
trade cream liqueurs
with the brand WILKAY offer the
satisfaction of supporting socially and environmentally responsible
family farms in an area of extreme poverty. In addition to
high quality fair trade alcohol, these liqueurs contain coffee
or chocolate from small Ecuadorian producer groups.
The dairy cream is currently in the process of
certification, as there is not yet certified organic cream available in
a local supplier achieve organic certification, at which point the
liqueurs will be certified organic too. We appreciate your
support while these dairy farmers make the big investment in
converting to organic production, which allows us to make our fair
with all Ecuadorian ingredients.
trade makes a big difference to the quality of life of families here
and we are proud of our internationally-recognised fair
us today to be part of improving
lives here by buying our fair trade products.
Fair trade products from CADO
CADO's fair trade products include: fair trade unrefined sugar, fair
trade ethanol, fair trade alcohol,
fair trade chocolate cream liqueur and
fair trade cream coffee liqueur