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  • Ian Berry photographing gold mining in Uganda

    Fairtrade Gold: A journey from Mine to Maker photographed by Ian Berry

    19 September 2017 by Sonia Navarrete, Fairtrade

    British photographer Ian Berry has seen much of the world during his career at Magnum Photos. His lens has brought into focus harsh realities from the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 to conflict, famine and apartheid. Now he turns his lens to the exploitative scene of artisanal gold mining.

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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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  • 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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  • Worker with cotton

    Spare a thought for countless faceless farmers and workers making your clothes

    29 April 2017 by Subindu Garkhel, Fairtrade Foundation

    Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on changes from home sewn clothes to the modern fashion industry, and the complex issues of transparency along the chain.

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  • cup of tea, leaves and tea pot

    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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  • Erica

    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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  • Hunger

    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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  • Chocolate

    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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  • Gold

    Discover Fairtrade Gold - Twitter chat

    29 September 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Gold. A symbol of love, right? Look behind the glitz, and the reality is not so glamorous. Fairtrade works to change this by bringing miners and jewellers together to regulate the industry.

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  • Towns

    Suffolk Fairtraders join forces

    21 September 2016 by Steph Bennell, Fairtrade Town Co-ordinator, Framlingham

    The launch of the Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns this summer is a much needed boost for poor farming communities around the world.

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  • Clipper

    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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  • Traidcraft

    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

    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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