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    20 Ethical Christmas Gifts

    19 November 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Christmas is the time for giving and when you give Fairtrade, your gift will also have a direct impact on families around the world, allowing them to celebrate with their families and share in traditions of their own.  

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    7 Fairtrade Switches to cut your plastic use

    18 November 2019 by Claire Liboureau

    Take the standard supermarket product. We buy it, consume it, discard it. But we all know that a product’s life is longer than that. Fairtrade works to shed light on what happens before you buy a product but what happens after you discard it matters too.

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    10 ways Fairtrade helps advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    24 October 2019 by Kelly Hawrylyshyn, Senior Advisor Global Resource Mobilization, Fairtrade International

    The world gathers in New York this week for the UN General Assembly to review progress towards global sustainability targets. Here are ten ways Fairtrade contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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    Shoppers are demanding sustainable options - are companies getting on board?

    8 May 2019 by Kelly Hawrylyshyn

    More and more of us are expressing our values through our everyday shopping. We increasingly demand more information about what goes into our food and other purchases, where they come from and how they are made.

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    Top 10 Facts about Fairtrade Cotton

    14 January 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Cotton is the world's oldest commercial crop and is grown in more than 100 countries. How much do you know about this fibre and the people who produce it?

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    How to Make sure your Christmas is ethical

    6 December 2018 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade Foundation

    Every year Christmas seems to be bigger, louder, more colourful, and require more spending. But this year, there’s been a change in shopping sprees – and more people are searching for an ethical answer.

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    12 tips for reducing food waste

    24 October 2018 by Bronagh McDermott

    From food sharing apps to tasty leftovers, there are plenty of ways to combat food waste at home. 

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    How recycling is improving the environment in Honduras

    21 September 2018 by Katy O'Brien

    Recycling is now an issue of immense global importance as the world aims to minimise the negative impact of waste on the natural environment. 

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    Why you should be drinking Fairtrade wine and where to find it

    19 June 2018 by Will Thacker

    You probably know that Fairtrade wine is a thing. But did you know that Fairtrade wine from Lebanon is the thing? As in, flying off the shelves at around 500 Co-op stores? Charge your glass and allow us to explain the story of Lebanese wine.

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  • Farmers in Peru

    8 ways Fairtrade farmers protect the environment

    5 June 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    Farmers say the climate emergency is one of the number one threats they face. Millions of farmers around the world who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods are among the worst affected.

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