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Discover Benelux |  Special Theme |  Chocolate

E T H I q U A B L E

A fair trade and fair taste Founded as a cooperative enterprise in 2009, Ethiquable is a specialist in fair trade and organic products, bringing to the Benelux the best and tastiest products from countries south of the equator in a fair and environmentally-friendly way. TEXT: BETTINA GUIRKINGER  |  PHOTOS: ETHIqUABLE

With  the  ambition  to  sustain  small-scale farming, over the years Ethiquable has successfully  built  a  strong  relationship  with small  farming  cooperatives  all  over  the southern world to bring products of high quality and taste to consumers in Europe. This ensures that everyday products such as coffee, tea, cereals and chocolate come from their country of origin certified 100% organic,  and  contribute  to  a  diet  free  of chemicals and GMOs. "The average consumer is more and more concerned  with  where  their  food  comes from and who is responsible for making it,” says  co-founder  Stephan  Vincent,  “and this  is  an  answer  that  we  can  provide them.” Operating in over 20 countries and still growing, Ethiquable values excellence in their products and pays close attention to  the  economic,  biodiversity  and  social impact of their work, putting the worker at the centre of its scheme. “We strongly believe that small-scale farming is a key component  in  sustainable  development.  Not

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only does it ensure products of high quality, it also allows farmers all over the world to be able to live from their land and get a fair price for their hard work.” Invited by the Salon du Chocolat this year, Ethiquable  was  asked  to  present  their products  next  to  the  finest  chocolatiers from  Belgium,  Switzerland  and  France, where it had already won the prize for Cacao Excellence last year. Beyond their ethical  values,  Ethiquable  stood  out  by  the richness of its cocoa beans in the creation of their chocolate. While different types of beans are often mixed together in the production  of  chocolate,  Ethiquable  keeps

beans from the same origin together, which gives their chocolate a unique and powerful taste. “We really believe that it is possible to create a high quality product with high quality ingredients and still be able to meet social, economical  and  environmental  responsibility. One doesn't have to go without the other,” concludes Vincent. The future looks bright and promising for Ethiquable, which is still growing and looking to enlarge the scope of their work.  www.ethiquable.be Co-founder Stephan Vincent

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