Principle 6 Cooperative Trade Movement
The P6 Cooperative Trade Movement is a campaign launched in 2010-2011 by Equal Exchange, a worker-owned fair trade cooperative, and six consumer food co-ops: Seward Co-op, Bloomingfoods, Brattleboro Co-op, Community Mercantile, David Food Co-op, and Willy Street Co-op. More recently two additional consumer food co-ops have joined this campaign: Mississippi Market Co-op and Eastside Food Co-op.
The P6 campaign aims to emphasize the international cooperative principle #6, “Cooperation among cooperatives,” by highlighting and supporting products that meet at least two of three criteria: 1) they are local in origin; 2) they are grown by small farmers or producers; 3) they are from a cooperative.
Linked below under Related Content is an article detailing the origins and intent behind the P6 campaign, by Phyllis Robinson of Equal Exchange: "Co-ops are Doing it Themselves." For further information, mail to: [email protected].