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    Good cuppa - 10 facts about Fairtrade tea

    14 December 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    What does a good cup of tea mean to you? With the average Briton drinking 876 cups of tea a year, this clearly is a valid question and one to ponder on International Tea Day.

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    Meet the maker - Erica Sharpe

    4 November 2016 by Erica Sharpe

    One of the UK's leading contemporary jewellers, Erica Sharpe, knows how to make every conversation count. She’s now proving Fairtrade gold can become the norm in the jewellery industry – and it’s what shoppers expect.  

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    The real hunger games - to achieve zero hunger we have to make trade fair

    17 October 2016 by Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand

    What is the role of Fairtrade in ending hunger and achieving food security? Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand shares her thoughts…

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    Six ways farmer ownership is changing cocoa grower's lives

    11 October 2016 by Gemma Hood for Divine Chocolate

    It’s National Chocolate Week, a celebration of fine quality chocolate in the UK. It’s the perfect time to savour delicious Fairtrade chocolate and discover new flavours to cherish.

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    10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate to remember this Chocolate Week

    10 October 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

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    5 reasons to add some colour in your cup with Clipper green tea

    16 September 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Change is blowing through cafes and supermarket shelves around the UK – on the back of the green tea leaf. As the 'grassy' beverage has a moment, we round up five things that make the UK’s first Fairtrade green tea so special.

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    Bake a difference!

    8 September 2016 by Rachael Colquhoun, Product Manager at Traidcraft

    If you’re a lover of baking, you’ll already be hooked on the new series of The Great British Bake Off and feeling inspired to hit the kitchen!

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    Organic is the new green

    1 September 2016 by Niti Parikh, Pratibha Syntex

    From the Green Revolution to organic farming. In the heart of India, cotton growers have led the way in rejecting harmful chemicals and GM-seeds, working with nature, rather than against it.  

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    A taste of real Brazil: coffee from Fairtrade cooperative CAFESUL

    15 August 2016 by By Carlos Renato Alvarenga Theodoro, Director of Fairtrade coffee cooperative CAFESUL

    With the Olympics shining a spotlight on Brazil, we turn to the farmers who cultivate one of the country’s treasures – coffee. Brazil grows about a third of all coffee, making it by far the heavyweight champion of the coffee-producing world. Carlos Renato Alvarenga Theodoro from a Fairtrade-certified coffee cooperative CAFESUL reflects how Fairtrade has helped farmers find their fortunes by investing in top quality production.

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    5 TIPS TO DEEPEN IMPACT IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

    27 July 2016 by Sebastian Lander, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Over the last three years, the Fairtrade Foundation has partnered with businesses on a range of innovative projects to deliver even greater impact for farmers.

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    Brexit: Trade deals are about to be rewritten, let’s make them fair

    21 July 2016 by Michael Gidney, CEO at the Fairtrade Foundation

    A few weeks ago history was made when the UK decided to leave the EU. The impact on business, the grocery industry and the Fairtrade movement in particular, could be profound. What will happen to the single market? What will happen to our food prices? After all, food security was one of the main reasons the European common market was set up and businesses have been following its rules of trade for decades.


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    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

    20 July 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

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    Fairtrade footballs make history at the 2016 Homeless World Cup

    1 July 2016 by Angus Coull, Joint MD at Bala Sport

    Fair play, fair pay, Fairtrade. With the 2016 Homeless World Cup around the corner, Angus Coull explores how Bala’s Fairtrade sport balls are transforming lives as they “bounce” from Pakistan to the UK.

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    Mothers and Daughters and royal visits

    24 June 2016 by Eileen Maybin, the Fairtrade Foundation

    The Fairtrade Foundation has this year been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2016. Ahead of the Queen's Reception at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday 14 July, Eileen Maybin reflects on meeting Queen Elizabeth II herself whilst working in India 20 years ago.  

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    The Unusual Suspects: 10 Fairtrade products you might not have heard of

    16 June 2016 by Helen Thorogood for the Fairtrade Foundation

    From sun cream to marshmallows, lipstick to gin – here’s a quick rundown of some Fairtrade products you might not have come across…

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    Farming superheroes to the rescue

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    We’ve all got our own favourite superheroes. Not necessarily the muscle-bound titans of “Batman vs Superman” which has been showing all over the world in recent weeks - including my local cinema in the Dominican Republic.

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    Putting an end to child labour in supply chains

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not surprisingly, they were rejected and told they were far too young to be employed - that it would be “child labour.”


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    Blooming futures of flower workers and their families

    12 May 2016 by Jennifer Shepherd, Flower Supply Chain Manager

    This week Lidl becomes the latest UK supermarket to offer its customers Fairtrade flowers as it launches a range of roses from Tanzania in all its stores across the country.  This new range* will see Fairtrade flowers blooming on the high street alongside those sold in Sainsbury’s, the Co-op, Aldi, Morrisons, M&S, Asda and Tesco. Jennifer Shepherd looks at the many positives Fairtrade flowers have already brought to poor communities.

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    Meet Shiv - a Fairtrade cotton farmer

    21 April 2016 by Shiv Narayan Patidar

    Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global fashion industry. Despite this, cotton farmers wield little power of influence in the long supply chain, facing challenges ranging from poor prices to climate change. Fairtrade cotton was launched in 2005 to improve the livelihoods of impoverished cotton farmers. Meet one of them: Shiv Narayan Patidar.

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    10 facts about Fairtrade coffee

    8 April 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. And with around 2.2 billion cups of coffee being sold in the UK in 2014, it is a lucrative multi-billion pound business. However, a closer look at the supply chain shows coffee is a complex and often an unfair affair for the person behind every bean – the farmer. Fairtrade drives a fairer, more sustainable way of trading.  

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