Alter Eco

(For-profit organisation)

Alter Eco is a French-based alternative trading organization, founded in 1999, which specializes in the import and distribution of Fairtrade products.

Alter Eco products are offered in several French mass retailers such as Monoprix, Cora (hypermarket)|Cora, Match, System U, Leclerc and Carrefour. As of 2007, there are over 100 Alter Eco Fair Trade products on the market, sourced from 42 cooperatives in 37 countries. Alter Eco Fair Trade products include coffee, tea, rice, sugar, quinoa, chocolate, olive oil, juice, cotton balls, and many more.


Year established


About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: France

Global issues

Trade and development

Goods categories

Agriculture, aquaculture & forestry; Apparel & fashion; Arts, crafts & all (4)

Business sectors

Agriculture and livestock; Aquaculture; Arts and culture; Retail trade