Alter Eco is a French company and one of the pioneers in Fair Trade and organic products. Tristan Lecomte founded the company in 1998, and all of the company’s products are Fair Trade certified. The company has established trade relations with approximately 40 farmers’ cooperatives, helping thousands of small farmers achieve, in accordance with the Fair Trade principles, a better and more stable livelihood, humane working conditions and the ability to farm in a manner that doesn’t harm the farmers’ health or the environment. Information on Fair Trade producers and communities is available on the company’s website. Alter Eco is known for its excellent chocolates.