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  • School funded by Fairtrade Premium in Côte d'Ivoire

    100 years on: will we finally bring an end to child labour?

    12 June 2019 by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International

    In 2019, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is celebrating its centenary year. From the beginning, protecting children from labour exploitation has been a core part of their work. While progress has been made since 1919, 152 million children are still in child labour. Of these, 70 percent are working in agriculture.

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    How a scoop of ice cream can make the world of difference

    3 December 2018 by Will Thacker

    Putting up your feet and kicking back with a tub of Spice and All Things N’ice feels like a treat… a little indulgent even. But here’s the inside scoop: Fairtrade ice cream does a world of good for farming communities. Read on, and it won’t just be the gingerbread chunks warming your heart…


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  • Holding cocoa beans

    What Chocolate Companies are doing to fight slavery

    23 November 2018 by Susannah Henty

    Did you know that today there are more slaves than at any other time in history, including when the transatlantic slave trade was at its peak?

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  • Rapar and Dhrangadhra Farmers Producer Company

    The future of food

    15 October 2018 by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International

    From child labour to the future of food the voices of young people change agriculture for the better. 

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    How can we tackle modern slavery?

    24 July 2018 by Sam Duxbury

    Globally 40.3 million people are subjected to modern slavery at any given moment.

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  • Worker at Panda Flowers, Kenya

    How Fairtrade and producers are tackling challenges together

    7 February 2018 by Will Thacker

    The challenges facing farmers and workers are painfully real, and the solutions require a long-term commitment, strong standards, a dedicated support network and a passion for justice. On all fronts, Fairtrade is up for the fight.

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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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  • Tom Hunt Apricot Frangipane Recipe

    Tom Hunt Recipe for Baked Apricot Frangipane

    21 August 2017 by Emily McCoy

    In this recipe, Tom Hunt, award-winning chef, food writer and food-waste campaigner, uses a summer fruit favourite for a classic British treat.

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    What do you know about modern slavery in fashion

    28 April 2017 by Safia Minney, Founder of People Tree and managing director of Po-Zu (ethical footwear company)

    Safia launches her new book 'Slave to Fashion' during Fashion Revolution Week. The book discusses modern slavery in fashion supply chains and goes through Safia's journey finding out more behind the fashion industry.

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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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