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  • Gold

    Discover Fairtrade Gold - Twitter chat

    29 September 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Gold. A symbol of love, right? Look behind the glitz, and the reality is not so glamorous. Fairtrade works to change this by bringing miners and jewellers together to regulate the industry.

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  • Towns

    Suffolk Fairtraders join forces

    21 September 2016 by Steph Bennell, Fairtrade Town Co-ordinator, Framlingham

    The launch of the Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns this summer is a much needed boost for poor farming communities around the world.

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  • Noctu

    Conscious consumer

    23 August 2016 by Zoë Gale, founder of organic and Fairtrade fashion label Noctu

    The quest for fair, conscious fashion is coming out of the shadows. This is evidenced by the rise of movers and shakers committed to producing in a sustainable way that is good for both people and the planet. Ahead of Organic September, designer Zoë Gale considers the need for Fairtrade and organic fashion, and explains how each of us can get involved.

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  • Greg cut

    In order for love to flourish, truth must deepen

    14 June 2016 by Greg Valerio, Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist

    Doing gold properly. When it comes to raising awareness surrounding the not-so-shiny subject of the injustices within the gold industry, award winning Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist Greg Valerio, goes straight to the top. After receiving an MBE for his contribution to Fairtrade Gold, Greg acknowledges the people for whom this is truly triumphant and encourages the necessary spread of public awareness.

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  • Kenya

    Paris climate talks are failing smallholder farmers

    20 May 2016 by Victor Biwot, manager at Fairtrade-certified Sireet Tea Outgrowers in Kenya

    A report published this week by Oxfam has criticised the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

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  • Mighty Good

    We have a working solution for social justice in fashion. Now we just need to demand it

    27 April 2016 by Hannah Parris, eco-entrepreneur and founder of Fairtrade cotton brand Mighty Good

    I am often intrigued by people who claim that big changes in our society ‘can’t be done’.

    Can’t be done?  Really? Why not?  After all, did someone forget to tell the suffragettes that voting rights for women ‘can’t be done’? Did Martin Luther King give up just because someone told him that civil rights “is just impossible”? Of course not.

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  • Carry

    Grow up!

    18 April 2016 by Carry Somers, designer, campaigner and founder of Pachacuti and Fashion Revolution

    Three years on from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, Carry Somers asks when will the fashion industry start to take responsibility for its actions?

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  • Safia

    Twitter Chat to mark Fashion Revolution Week, 18-24 April

    12 April 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    On Wednesday 20 April, the Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting a Twitter Q&A with Safia Minney MBE, founder of the pioneering Fairtrade fashion brand People Tree. Join the chat and post a question to Safia using the hashtag #FTchats.

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  • APPG

    Democracy in action at launch of new Fairtrade group in Parliament

    21 March 2016 by Tim Aldred, Head of Policy for the Fairtrade Foundation

    The launch of the first all party parliamentary group (APPG) for Fairtrade was one of the highlights of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight providing an opportunity for more MPs to get involved with Fairtrade.

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    25 years on Fairtrade is still needed

    11 March 2016 by Anne Salter, Fairtrade campaigner

    Anne Salter has been a Fairtrade campaigner for the past 15 years. In February 2016, she had the opportunity to meet several Fairtrade producers, as a part of the programme ‘Empresas sociales exportadores’ with Social Enterprise UK from the Federacion de organizaciones sociales de Costa Rica and the British Embassy in Costa Rica. Here, she shares her story.

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