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  • Classroom in the Ivory Coast

    Easter Eggs: Who wants to farm cocoa when they grow up?

    7 April 2020 by Martine Parry

    Are Easter eggs 'luxury items' that should not be indulged in during this current global crisis? Senior Media Manager, Martine Parry reflects on her recent trip to Côte d'Ivoire and explains why choosing Fairtrade Easter eggs now is more important than ever.

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  • Banana farming community - photo by Ian Berry

    Distraction Reads: Dive into the stories behind our products

    2 April 2020 by Heather Nicholson

    Looking for interesting articles to read during isolation? Get stuck into these 5 fascinating reads on the complexities and human stories behind the products we buy. 

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  • Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 image of event in Edinburgh

    The Power of Community

    26 March 2020 by Sarah Brazier

    It is hard to believe it was just a month ago we launched Fairtrade Fortnight, our annual moment when this incredible Fairtrade movement comes together to share the stories of the farmers and workers behind many of our favourite products.

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  • Fairtrade Easter Eggs

    Top 11 Fairtrade Easter Eggs

    18 March 2020 by Paivi Vahvelainen

    With spring on its way and just a few weeks until Easter, we looked at the best ethical Easter eggs on offer this year.

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  • Cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire

    Invisible Women: The Unrewarded Labour Behind Chocolate

    6 March 2020 by Martine Parry

    Imagine having the money you earn from growing cocoa compared to a bar of chocolate. 

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  • Fairtrade Mother's Day gifts 2020

    Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ethical Gift Ideas for Mum

    5 March 2020 by Heather Nicholson

    Mother's Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the wonderful women in your life. Show your appreciation through a gift sourced with care for both people and planet. We've compiled a list of Fairtrade gift ideas for Mum; gorgeous floral bouquets, delicious sweet treats and a bottle of fizz.

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  • Therese in her cocoa farm

    There is no Climate Justice without Trade Justice

    24 February 2020 by Angharad Hopkinson

    Fairtrade is known for its work protecting farmers and workers around the world from exploitation. What many people don’t realise is that our work on trade and economic justice is urgently required to bring about climate justice. 

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  • Pancakes with Fairtrade toppings, on pretty blue crockery

    8 Flipping Tasty Fairtrade Pancake Toppings

    23 February 2020 by Katy O'Brien

    Sprinkle, slice and spread your way to a fairer world with these eight delicious Fairtrade combinations to fill your pancakes this Pancake Day.

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  • Anna Jones' Salted Chocolate Truffles

    Anna Jones' Salted Chocolate Truffles

    17 February 2020 by Anna Jones

    Anna Jones shares her recipe for these easy truffles: no tempering chocolate; no rolling or filling; just simple melting, mixing and pouring - your own little chocolate factory. 

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  • Fairtrade ethical and sustainable jewellery

    7 Ethical and Sustainable Jewellery Brands

    12 February 2020 by Flora Hackett

    Love is in the air around Valentine’s day but for us at Fairtrade, love is in the fair.

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