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  • Lebi Gabriel Hudson Tanzania Tea Farmer

    What's brewing? A tea farmer explains what Fairtrade means to him

    28 July 2017 by Emily McCoy

    On the launch of our new campaign, ‘Not all tea is created equal’, we asked tea farmer Lebi Gabriel Hudson, CEO of Fairtrade certified Rungwe Smallholders Tea Growers Association in Tanzania, to explain what Fairtrade means to his community.

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  • Gold

    Gold design awards: winning piece created

    26 July 2017 by Tim Ingle of Ingle & Rhode

    It’s been really exciting to see the progress made by Fairtrade Gold since its launch in 2011. In 2015, for example, year on year volume sales were up more than 400%.

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  • Why Fairtrade invests in the farmers and workers of tomorrow

    27 June 2017 by Mike Gidney, Fairtrade CEO

    When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.

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  • Fairtrade in the words of Liz Earle MBE

    22 June 2017 by Liz Earle MBE

    Liz Earle’s award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection, Fair and Fine, in currently on display in a pop-up window at Liberty, London for two weeks until 2nd July. Here she tells us why she believes in Fairtrade.

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  • Zeddy - coffee farmer in Kenya

    Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits

    16 June 2017 by Susannah Henty

    Zeddy Rotich is a coffee farmer from Kenya. She’s also a mum of two young children and every day, before taking her children to school and going to work in the fields she used to wake up early each morning, walk to the forest and collect firewood. 

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  • 10 sunny sizzlers for a fairer summer

    15 June 2017 by Harri Gurney-Hill

    It’s June and to bring in the sunshine, Harri from the Fairtrade Supporter Team rounded up a selection of summery Fairtrade products and asked a few of the team to try them out. 


    Here’s what we thought. 


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  • Go bananas for Fairtrade

    Speed Networking: have you met our volunteers?

    7 June 2017 by Fairtrade Foundation volunteers

    In Volunteer Week we take some time to find out what inspires the dedicated volunteers at the Fairtrade Foundation. You’ve heard of speed dating – have you heard of speed networking?

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  • Fairtrade tea farmers in Malawi

    FAQs about Sainsbury's Foundation and Fairtrade

    23 May 2017 by the Fairtrade Foundation

    What’s unique about Fairtrade? The global Fairtrade movement is millions of people - farmers, workers, shoppers, campaigners and not-for-profit organisations - working with businesses across the world to make trade fair. Fairtrade is represented in the UK by the Fairtrade Foundation, a non-profit organisation and registered charity. It is also made up of 20 other organisations across Europe, Japan, North America, Mexico and Australia/New Zealand.   Most importantly it includes three n...

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  • Tanzanian coffee farmer

    Make YOUR voice count

    19 May 2017 by Rebecca Turner, campaign manager, Fairtrade Foundation

    Would you campaign for fair pay for farmers in the developing world? 

    The Fairtrade Foundation petitions the UK government for fair trade across the globe.

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  • World Fair Trade Day

    Five ways to help make trade fairer

    11 May 2017 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade Foundation

    It’s World Fair Trade Day (13th May) and campaigners, food lovers and supporters across five continents are joining together to recognise the people involved in trade throughout the supply chain of some of our favourite products.

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