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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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    Good cuppa - 10 facts about Fairtrade tea

    11 December 2017 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Britons drink 876 cups of tea a year! We consider the value of making those 876 cups of tea Fairtrade. 

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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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    10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

    20 July 2016 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation

    What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

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    Do not be fooled! Living Wage benchmarks should reflect real cost of living

    1 April 2016 by Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy and Public Affairs for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Today, 1 April 2016, the new Government set minimum wage level for over 25s comes into force, in a rebranding exercise that now calls it a National Living Wage.

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    10 facts about food security to remember this Fairtrade Fortnight

    1 March 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    In the UK, we drink around 70 million cups of coffee daily and eat on average 5 billion bananas a year. Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 asks the public to ‘sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers’ and highlights that millions of smallholder farmers supplying our breakfast tables are food insecure, missing meals or going hungry a year-round. Read on the below 10 facts on food security and get involved.

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    Christmas in Malawi

    12 November 2015 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    In a series of blogs on Homemade with Fairtrade, which centres around seasonal baking and food provenance, we are asking people from around the world about how they celebrate festivals and public holidays in their communities.

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    Touching upon humanity

    25 February 2015 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Interview with Will Robson-Scott, the film director of Fairtrade Matters

    There is a certain satisfaction you get from truly doing it your way. Starting it, following through and owning it. Will Robson-Scott is an artist true to what's inside of him. Fascinated with people living on the fringes of society, urban outsiders and raw human energy, the London-born photographer and filmmaker has found a wide acclaim with five Vimeo ‘Staff Picks’, a YouTube phenomenon ‘Chi Raq’, and recently with the project on John and his dog George.

    His new short film created for the Fairtrade Foundation provides a glimpse into the lives of two tea growers in Malawi. We caught up shortly before the film premiere in London…

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    Flooding in Malawi

    24 February 2015 by Faith Muisyo, Head of Region, Southern Africa Network for Fairtrade Africa

    Support farming communities to get back on their feet 

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    International Tea Day

    15 December 2014 by Rachel Wadham, Impact and Stakeholder Communications Manager at Fairtrade Foundation

    With an estimated 165 million cups of tea consumed in the UK on a daily basis, it would be easy to think that every day is International Tea Day.  However, since 2005, International Tea Day has officially been observed on 15 December, giving us an opportunity to reflect on the impact of an industry that millions of farmers and workers across the globe depend on for their livelihood.

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