Welcome to ETICO

Ético: The Ethical Trading Company, Ltd is a trading initiative that employs a unique business model to create a more sustainable world. Ético offers a variety of quality products produced by small farmers around the world. We emphasize partnership, shared ownership, quality assurance, traceability and collaboration among stakeholders. Our values are embedded in our business model – Ético is 100% owned by cooperatives and charities, and dedicated to bringing justice, empowerment, and equality through quality trading relationships.

With over 20 years of experience in cooperative business and economic development in Latin America, Ético offers the expertise necessary to provide logistical, financial and development support tailored to meet the needs of small farmer producers and consumer companies with a social and environmental vision. Our diverse range of partners, including the most successful small farmer cooperatives in Latin America, reputable NGOs such as the Social Business Network, and Universities in the US and Europe, allow us to provide additional support that ensures success in both product and development quality. The impact of our work can be felt across the entire supply chain – from well-supported small-farmer cooperatives that produce quality products and invest in their local communities directly to dedicated companies and consumers who put their values to work toward a better world.

Ético imports quality food products, available in certified fair trade and organic, produced by small-farmer cooperatives in Latin America.



Ético only invests in small farmer cooperatives and their supply chains. Our Ethical Investors support the development of meaningful trade while improving the lives and small farmers.


Our partners are our stakeholders, and include trading entities, development agencies, producer cooperatives and investors from three continents.