The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.

  • Cotton farmers and producrs
    24 May 2017

    Sustainable Cotton Communiqué

    Thirteen of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies today signed up to a sustainable cotton communiqué, through which they pledge to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.
  • Fairtrade tea farmers in Malawi
    23 May 2017

    Open letter to Sainsbury's from Fairtrade producers

    We told Sainsbury’s loud and clear: “Your model will bring about disempowerment”.

  • Tea Farmer
    23 May 2017

    Statement on Fairtrade’s withdrawal from proposed partnership with Sainsbury’s

    The Fairtrade Foundation is not partnering with the new Sainsbury’s Foundation pilot in tea due to fundamental concerns that it falls below the core principles of Fairtrade and particularly because farming groups in Africa felt that it would take control away from them.

  • cotton producer
    18 May 2017

    Global coalition set to make sustainable cotton the mainstream choice

    Leading international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain have come together to form Cotton 2040. Convened by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future, with support from the C&A Foundation, this unique cross-industry initiative is driving change by taking collaborative action to scale up and overcome barriers to sustainable cotton uptake across multiple standards, so that more sustainable cotton becomes a mainstream commodity.

  • Women Workers
    12 May 2017

    Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland back women cocoa farmers

    Today, 12 May, the Fairtrade Foundation welcomed efforts to close the global agricultural gender divide, as it announced two UK businesses - Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland - have committed £100,000 in funding for an innovative new programme to improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

  • Guatemalan farmer Abraham Ramirez with family
    08 May 2017

    World Fair Trade Day: Fairtrade Foundation Celebrates Five Pioneering Companies

    Five new short videos are released in international celebration.

  • Gold
    25 Apr 2017

    Fairtrade Foundation unveils e-learning platform for jewellers

    BIRMINGHAM, 25th April 2017 – Fairtrade Foundation is pleased to announce today that it will showcase a new e-learning platform for jewellery professionals at FLUX Fair Luxury Conference 2017 in Birmingham

  • organic
    25 Apr 2017

    Fairtrade cotton has five times lower social and environmental footprint

    Millions of smallholder farmers do not earn enough money from conventional cotton farming to pay for life's essentials. New research by the Fairtrade Foundation aims to provide fashion brands with a useful new tool to improve the transparency of cotton sourcing and deepen understanding of their social and environmental responsibilities.

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