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    Why You Should Care About Sustainable Fashion

    24 April 2019 by Emily McCoy

    The fashion industry is notorious for exploiting it’s garment workers and cotton farmers. Only a tiny percentage of the money we pay for clothes ends up in the hands of those who made them. Farmers are often left invisible, neglected and poor at the end of a long and complex supply chain.

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    Fairtrade's Living Income Campaign in Parliament

    22 April 2019 by Helen Dennis

    You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only topic in parliament at the moment is Brexit. True, it is taking up lots of time, but it isn’t the only subject under discussion. There have also been opportunities for MPs to raise questions about the new Fairtrade cocoa campaign – She Deserves A Living Income!

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    Competition Law Fears - The Hidden Barrier to Living Income

    22 April 2019 by David Taylor

    We report on a recent Fairtrade roundtable where business, academia and NGOs met to debate whether competition law is blocking progress towards a living income for cocoa farmers.

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    10 Essential Fairtrade Teas

    18 April 2019 by Emily McCoy

    Tea is traditionally one of us Brits' favourite drinks. Its history goes back to imperial times when tea was a key commodity traded from overseas – at vast expense.

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    7 Stunning Ecotourism Holiday Destinations

    15 April 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Hiking in the mountains or lazing on golden sands, getting lost in a foreign city or island hopping; make a difference with your next adventure!

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    8 Ethical Fairtrade Easter Eggs

    2 April 2019 by Bethan Bottomley

    With Easter arriving late this year the anticipation for chocolate treats is building and we can’t get these eggs out of our head!

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    Devastating Floods Hit Fairtrade Sugar Farmers in Malawi

    1 April 2019 by Martine Parry

    Fairtrade sugar cane farmers tell us about the catastrophic damage caused by Cyclone Idai.

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    Choose Fairtrade for Mother's Day

    28 March 2019 by Emily McCoy

    Stuck for inspiration this Mother’s Day? Check out these fantastic Fairtrade options that support mothers around the world.

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    Fairtrade coffee farmers choose organic

    22 March 2019 by Anna Pierides

    Anna Pierides, coffee supply chain manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, takes a closer look at why and how Fairtrade coffee farmers are moving to more organic practices.

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    Brexit Update: Trade Democracy and No-Deal Tariffs

    19 March 2019 by Helen Dennis

    Rather than give you another unverifiable take on what might happen over the next few weeks, this post will focus on two rather more tangible developments – the ongoing debate about how the UK should make trade policy going forward and the government’s plans for tariffs in the event of no-deal.

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