The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.
Fairtrade campaigners join Fairtrade Foundation to hand in petition to new Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street.
This October Fairtrade kicks off its 25th birthday celebrations with a long weekend of parties, activities and events from Friday 4th- Monday 7th October 2019, which will see the public show their ongoing support for the 1.6million farmers and workers behind the UK’s most visible ethical label.
Fair trade is far from “finished”, as the millions of farmers, workers, companies and consumers who believe in making trade fair will testify. Fairtrade will only be finished when fair and equitable trade becomes the norm and not the exception.
Responding to the recently announced government decision, to spend a portion of the aid budget through the Department for International Trade, the Fairtrade Foundation commented:
Bonn, June 13 – Fairtrade today welcomed the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to implement a floor price for cocoa of US$2,600 per metric tonne.
Fairtrade International: Bogotá, May 31 2019 - The leaders of Colombia and Fairtrade met yesterday [May 30] to discuss ways out of the global coffee price crisis which is driving millions of coffee farmers further into poverty.
Consumers see Fairtrade as a reflection of their personal vales, based on fair prices, living income and improving farmer livlihoods. A multi-country survey released today shows that nine in ten (91%) British shoppers are familiar with the FAIRTRADE Mark. A majority believe it reflects their personal values.
A new consumer survey shows that 39% of shoppers who know about/are aware of Fairtrade wine look for the FAIRTRADE Mark on wines and spirits when they shop, an increase of 10 percentage points, up from 29% in 2010.