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    The true cost of fast fashion

    25 April 2018 by Martine Parry

    The UK spends £27 billion on clothes each year and there’s no sign that our obsession for fast fashion is slowing down.

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    Why I’m standing in solidarity with Fashion Revolution to ask brands who made my clothes

    23 April 2018 by Subindu Garkhel

    Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, explains how we’re all connected to the often invisible farmers and garment workers who make our clothes.

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    Meet the people behind your brew

    20 April 2018 by Traidcraft

    Let’s raise our teacups to celebrate all the growers around the world who plant, nurture, pick, and process our favourite cuppa!

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    Is the future of chocolate at risk?

    28 March 2018 by Katy O'Brien

    What would we do without our favourite sweet treat, a cup of cocoa at bedtime, or a chocolate egg at Easter? Many of us cannot imagine a world without chocolate but it is a very real possibility.

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  • Gilberd school pupils taking a selfie with Fairtrade farmer, Mayhana Sari

    Fairtrade Farmers visit the UK for 'Fairtrade Fortnight'

    19 March 2018 by Adam Gardner

    Each year the Fairtrade Foundation (and other organisations) invite Fairtrade farmers and workers to visit UK schools, businesses and supporters as part of the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. Adam Gardner shares his reflections after saying goodbye to this year’s visitors.

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    8 Fairtrade Easter Eggs to Bring Hope to Many

    18 March 2018 by Emily McCoy

    Easter means different things to different people – new life, hope, love and family – but one thing’s certain, by choosing Fairtrade chocolate this Easter you know you can help support farmers and workers around the world by sharing that hope and love a little bit further.

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    Amazing Fairtrade Fortnight Events Up and Down the UK

    13 March 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    Over the past few weeks, campaigner groups up and down the country have been donning banana suits, whipping up cake sales and getting creative for Fairtrade Fortnight.

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    What if commonwealth leaders and businesses got behind Fairtrade

    12 March 2018 by Helen Dennis Policy and Advocacy Manager at Fairtrade Foundation

    The Commonwealth has largely dropped out of our collective consciousness as a body of influence and prestige, with many regarding it as historically compromised or associated with a contested vision of post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’.

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  • Rosemary Achieng a Fairtrade Flower Farmer from Kenya

    Meet Fairtrade flower farmer Rosemary Achieng

    8 March 2018 by Fairtrade International

    Rosemary Achieng a Fairtrade flower farmer from Kenya talks about how the Gender Committee has changed her life.

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  • Bertha Lopez (left) from the Danilo Gonzalez coop in La Reyna, takes part in a Fairtrade coop meeting at CECOCAFEN

    Six ways Fairtrade is empowering women

    7 March 2018 by Fairtrade International

    At Fairtrade, we continue to promote gender equality in sectors that have long been male dominated. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are six ways Fairtrade is pressing for progress and empowering women:

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