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  • Divine Chocolate's Empowering Women Bar

    Divine Women

    11 May 2018 by Fairtrade Foundation

    2018 has seen the return of Divine Chocolate’s Empowering Women bar. Find out how this bar of chocolate helps women cocoa growers in Ghana.

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  • Celebrate Christmas all around the world with Divine Chocolate

    8 December 2016 by Gemma Hood, PR and social media manager, Divine Chocolate

    This year, Divine is celebrating the people who grow the ingredients and the people who enjoy the chocolate from all over the world. With the new Advent calendar, open each window to reveal ‘Merry Christmas’ in languages from 24 different countries where Divine chocolate is sold, made or where the Fairtrade ingredients are sourced. So if you would like to learn how to say Merry Christmas in Twi from Ghana – read on! 

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    Can Fairtrade keep young people farming?

    30 November 2016 by Patrick Say

    Who'd be a farmer in 2016? This question is even more pertinent for the children of farmers in developing countries as it is for those of struggling farmers in the UK.

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    Six ways farmer ownership is changing cocoa grower's lives

    11 October 2016 by Gemma Hood for Divine Chocolate

    It’s National Chocolate Week, a celebration of fine quality chocolate in the UK. It’s the perfect time to savour delicious Fairtrade chocolate and discover new flavours to cherish.

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    10 facts about Fairtrade chocolate

    10 October 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.

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    Chocolate is something to cherish

    3 September 2015 by Charlotte Borger from Divine Chocolate

    As Divine prepares for Chocolate Week, the focus is on our delicious flavours – including our rather exceptional new dark chocolate caramel bar. This year there will also be serious talk about ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply for the future, and Divine will be making sure cocoa farmers have their say.

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  • Traidcraft Clean and Fair household range

    It's time for cleaning with meaning

    13 January 2015 by Alistair Menzies, Traidcraft

    In the world of Fairtrade there is always room for innovation - whether that is developing new products which become Fairtrade firsts, or bringing new groups of farmers into the Fairtrade family, guaranteeing fair prices and a Fairtrade premium for some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

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    How to save chocolate

    25 November 2014 by Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International

    The looming chocolate shortage is making headlines around the globe. Terrible, nightmarish forecasts predict a dark future – a future in which the chocolate we now enjoy will be expensive as caviar, and the rest of us will have to be content with “chocolate” containing so little cocoa that it actually bends.

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  • Putting women at the centre of Ghana’s cocoa production

    17 April 2014 by Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Martine Parry, media manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, visited Ghana earlier this year to see how Fairtrade cocoa co-operative Kuapa Kokoo is empowering women to transform their lives.

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  • Valuing our bananas on Save a Banana Day

    26 March 2014 by Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    On Save a Banana Day, Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, documents a recent visit to banana producers and workers in Ghana, and tells us why valuing our bananas, and those who produce them, is more important than ever.

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