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Our Business Partners

BUSINESS PARTNERS

Canaan Fair Trade could not have accomplished all we have since 2004 without the support of like-minded fair trade companies and initiatives from around the world. The following companies and organizations have continuous business relationships with Canaan and represent long term fair trade business partners.

 

         USA

         Canada

         UK

         Scandinavia

         Europe

         Asia

         South Africa

         Australia

 

 

USA

Dr.Bronner's Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner's is Canaan’s largest buyer world-wide. Dr.Bronner's Magic Soaps are the finest natural soap produced in America. Starting in 2006 they began sourcing fair trade and organic for all of their soaps.  Canaan supplies 95% of their olive oil needs.  Aside from sourcing significant amounts of olive oil from Palestinian fair trade farmers, Dr.Bronner's is invested in Canaan and the lives of Palestinian farmers beyond mere purchases. They provide significant advance payments during harvest. In 2006, Dr.Bronner's supported Canaan and PFTA’s initial organic training, provided technical consultations on certification, and they paid for external audit certification costs for the first 3 years. In 2009, they supported Canaan in a joint application for support from the Dutch Government to achieve ISO22000 certification and are fully involved in its implementation phases at Canaan with on-going technical support. They are an advocate for Canaan and Palestinian farmers in the marketplace and continue to extend enormous support to Canaan’s market outreach.

 

Canaan Fair Trade, LLC-USA

Canaan-USA is a sister company of Canaan-Palestine. Staffed by group of dedicated professionals with extensive experience and committed to servicing Palestinian farmers, they sell to community organizations, food coops, and gourmet and specialty stores in the US.  The company distributes Canaan branded product in the USA. Canaan-USA has distribution warehouses in Bingen, Washington and Monroe, New Jersey. Canaan-USA sells Canaan product by the case from their retail web shop, wholesale to stores and coops, and has an interfaith program for sales through community organizations. Canaan-USA also helps build Canaan’s community in the US, and sponsors tours to Palestine, olive tree planting through the Trees for Life program, tractor conversion through the Green Track Palestine program, and contributes directly to the Canaan Scholarship Fund sending Palestinian farmers' children to college.

 

Higher Ground Coffee Co.

Higher Ground Coffee of Traverse City, Michigan is member of the Coffee Roasters Cooperative, a union of 100% Fair Trade coffee roasters. Our joint commitment to fair trade and quality brought us together to offer the fair trade coffee roasters a high quality brand of olive oil under the Higher Ground label from Canaan, a 100% fair trade source in Palestine. All Higher Ground olive oil is bottled at Canaan in Palestine with 100% fair trade guarantee in the value chain and meticulous attention to quality.

Food for Thoughts

With "gifts that matter" being their goal, Food For Thoughts is becoming a model of corporate responsibility that is expressed, in part, through our unwavering commitment to organic foods.

When Timothy Fitzgerald, founder, president and chef of Food for Thoughts got back from the Run Across Palestine in an adventure to meet with olive growers and learn about the first fair trade and organic olive oil cooperative, Food for thought started buying and selling Canaan's olive oil under their own label. With the mission of creating and raising awareness around just and sustainable food systems, they make a perfect fit with Canan Fair Trade.

 

CANADA

Zatoun

Zatoun in Canada was among our first partnerships with purchases from the year Canaan began in 2004. Zatoun has been sourcing olive oil, Za'atar, and soap from Canaan under their excellent Zatoun brand since 2005. Zatoun brand sells in all Ten Thousand Villages stores in Canada, and with community organizations, and specialty across Canada. Zatoun has been committed to Palestinian farmers beyond purchasing their olive oil, with information campaigns, support for the Trees for Life project at PFTA,  and other development projects in Palestine.

 

UK

Zaytoun

Zaytoun is dedicated to sourcing products from Palestine has partnered with Canaan since 2005.  Zaytoun depends on Canaan as their main Palestinian supplier supporting the wide networks of farmers and women's cooperatives our company is servicing. Zaytoun offers 100% Palestine product to the UK market under their own Brand.  Products sourced and filled by Canaan are offered through Tradecraft, Oxfam-Ireland, Whole Foods Market, and a wide distribution of community based groups and stores. Zaytoun has a long term commitment to Palestinian farmers and thus finds a natural partnership with Canaan.

 

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange, the most recognized fair trade brand, relies on Canaan to source and bottle their fine offering of high quality varietal (Rumi and Nabali) olive oils as well as conventional and organic olive oils. The Equal Exchange brand sells at all 1000 of The Cooperative stores across the UK, and at Sainsbury Stores,  in addition to fine food and specialty stores throughout the UK.

 

 

Scandinavia

Denmark:

BKI Foods
An organic distributer, has been sourcing Canaan olive oil for the Danish market since 2008. BKI is committed to high quality product and are excited to have Canaan quality with a great producers story to offer to their market. BKI distributes Canaan premier brands Rumi and Nabali varietal olive oils  at Coop-Denmark stores thoughout the country.

 

Sweden:

Sackeus
Sackeus is a well-established food wholesaler and are represented in all markets in Sweden where fair trade products are in demand. Fighting poverty is their mission, and their vision is to see a world where trade is conducted on a fair basis, so that people and communities around the world can develop on. Committed to providing their customers a taste sensation, they select the best coffee beans, the best cocoa and the best olive oils, and that's what makes Canaan's olive oil fit perfect with their products' quality. They currently offer Canaan's Nabali olive oil across Sweden.

 

Europe

France:

AlterEco
AlterEco’s commitment to quality, marginalized communities, and the environment make a natural partnership with Canaan. This premier French fair trade company has been sourcing Canaan’s olive oil to fill under their own brand since 2008. More product will be available in France through AlterEco in the near future.

 

Germany:

DWP
This German 100% Fair Trade, Ntuland Fair certified company, committed to social impact (locally and abroad) and to the environment finds a natural partnership in Canaan. Canaan and DWP co-brand a number of products: olive oil, olives, candy almonds, za'atar, soaps, sun-dried tomatoes and more and sell to the German market.

 

Holland:

DO-IT
Do-it is a leading company with import and export of 100% organic food ingredients and consumer goods, endorsing criteria standards set by EcoSocial to contribute to better living conditions in the regions their products originate from. They source all their organic olive oils from Canaan, and distribute them across Europe.

Oraibi
Originated at Rio De Bio organic store in Utricht, NL. Their excitement about Canaan and its products led them to set-up an entire import and distribution operation and now they offer the full range of Canaan products to the Dutch market. Through Oraibi you can find Canaan products at One World Shops, organic coops, and specialty stores throughout Holland.

 

Switzerland :

Pakka AG 
Pakka AG is a Swiss based 100% fair trade company promoting food products from traditional origin and of excellent organic quality. Trade focus lies on nuts, kernels and cocoa.

Pakka seeks to set high standards for North-South business partnerships anchored on mutual respect, cultural sensitivity and global economic fairness, and constantly strives to reduce the size of the ‘environmental footprint’ of the goods and services it deals with.

Pakka offers Canaan fairtrade and organic almonds within the European Market and is exclusive distributor in Switzerland of Canaan branded fairtrade and organic Nabali Tree and Rumi Tree olive oil.

Claro Fair Trade 
Claro Fair Trade Ltd. is a Swiss trading company specialized in fair trade products such as food, near food, home & deco and fashion, founded in 1977. The partners are small producers, who produce high-quality goods in a sound and sustainable way that respects social circumstances and the environment. Claro is the distributor of Canaan products in the DWP / Canaan co-brand for the Swiss market.

Asia

South Korea:

iCOOP
Organic and Natural foods coop across South Korea is the first to offer national listing of the Canaan brand of Fair Trade olive oil in Southeast Asia starting in 2010.

 

Japan:

Wakachiai Project
This Japanese fair trade project sources the Canaan brand of fair trade olive oil for their fair trade community in Japan.

 

Malaysia:

Al-Masoud Trading

First started as a distributor of Premium Dates from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al-Masoud has now extended its product portfolio to include fine olive oils from Palestine, Egypt, Greece and Turkey as their mainstream product. Their enthusiasm in high quality olive oil along with the opportunity to support Palestine and Palestinian farmers has prompted them to import and distribute various products from Canaan Fair Trade! "Fair Trade"products sit high on their list as they would like to be known as an active "Fair Trade" advocacy. Check out the Canaan-Malaysia Facebook page

 

India:

Rahi Enterprises
Rahi Enterprises is part of Rahi Group that markets Agro products related to protective cultivation like Shade net, UV film, Mulch film and crop cover etc. For them, the OLIVE OIL wing is a very special and challenging part of Rahi Enterprises and focuses on importing and marketing olive oil and allied products from Canaan Fair Trade, and distributing it to the Muslim Communities in Kolkata.

 

South Africa

Zaytoun SA

Zaytoun SA was formed in 2012, initially as an individual’s attempt make a meaningful contribution to the people of Palestine by developing Fair Trade links between South Africa and Palestine. Its also a non-profit entity. Proceeds are re-invested into socio-economic projects targeted at the communities they deal with in Palestine.

Zaytoun SA also values the support it has received from Zaytoun CIC (Palestine and UK), Palestinian farming communities, co-operatives, suppliers and local SA communities to make this project a reality.

Zaytoun, the company that launched the world's first Fairtrade olive oil, is now giving SA citizens the chance to access Palestinian Fairtrade products. They bring in not only oil but dates, olives & Za’atar. They also insist on packaging and labelling being done in Palestine to create further employment options.

Australia

Perfect Potion

Perfect Potion creates a sanctuary for the senses with their diverse range of products that are based on aromatherapy. They use certified organic essential oils and plant extracts to delight your senses and enhance your surroundings! From Canaan, their source organic olive oil and olive oil soaps. Their range includes face, body, hair, and aromatherapy products, mother and baby, men’s products, and organic gifts!