About the producers:
The collective Becollective is located in Crete (Greece) and wants to become a network, an umbrella under which various agricultural projects will take place and evolve, in purpose to distribute their products self-organized (without merchants and middlemen) among similar-minded projects. Fundamental conditions for this is that all products are a result of labor that respects and doesn't pollute the environment and the people involved, cooperate freely and equally, without boss-worker relationship.
Excerpt from the Becollective mission statement:
„These are the times of social, economic and political crisis that we have the opportunities to turn our theory into practice, to create and evolve networks, collectives, communes. Communes that will replace social structures: family, school, syndicate, athletic clubs etc. Communes which, beyond political action, won't be afraid to organize for the material and ethical survival of all of its members and the ‚poor devils‘ that surround them. The fair and solidary trade is a step towards this direction. The project ‚oil for the gears of the movement‘ besides providing a fair price to the producers for their products, wants to go one step further, to deposit the extra profit in a fund that supports structures with subversive, revolutionary targeting like alternative/counter-information media (printed press, online, etc.), solidarity fund to support imprisoned comrades and political prisoners etc.
We find it necessary to create structures that contradict the existing capitalistic economy both ethically and practically, structures that will allow us to make a living, self-organized and with dignity. Furthermore it is strategically right in these years of economic wretchedness that arises, to have the means to intervene as best as we can with the current political and economical developments, so as to set and continue our struggle in all levels.“
Find more informations about Becollective here.