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    There is no Climate Justice without Trade Justice

    24 February 2020 by Angharad Hopkinson

    Fairtrade is known for its work protecting farmers and workers around the world from exploitation. What many people don’t realise is that our work on trade and economic justice is urgently required to bring about climate justice. 

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    7 ways shoppers are acting more sustainably

    14 January 2020 by Emma Vass, CEO at Wessanen UK (owner of founding Fairtrade tea brand, Clipper Teas)

    People are beginning to think differently when it comes to grocery shopping. Not only are we thinking about price, we are also starting to consider how the product was made and the impact it has on both people and the planet.

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    Why fairer trade is crucial to fighting the climate crisis

    11 December 2019 by Mike Gidney

    ‘The fight for democracy and justice and the fight against environmental breakdown are one and the same.’ - George Monbiot

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    20 Ethical Christmas Gifts

    19 November 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Christmas is the time for giving and when you give Fairtrade, your gift will also have a direct impact on families around the world, allowing them to celebrate with their families and share in traditions of their own.  

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    7 Fairtrade Switches to cut your plastic use

    18 November 2019 by Claire Liboureau

    Take the standard supermarket product. We buy it, consume it, discard it. But we all know that a product’s life is longer than that. Fairtrade works to shed light on what happens before you buy a product but what happens after you discard it matters too.

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    10 ways Fairtrade helps advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    24 October 2019 by Kelly Hawrylyshyn, Senior Advisor Global Resource Mobilization, Fairtrade International

    Here are ten ways Fairtrade contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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    Shoppers are demanding sustainable options - are companies getting on board?

    8 May 2019 by Kelly Hawrylyshyn

    More and more of us are expressing our values through our everyday shopping. We increasingly demand more information about what goes into our food and other purchases, where they come from and how they are made.

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    Top 10 Facts about Fairtrade Cotton

    14 January 2019 by Heather Nicholson

    Cotton is the world's oldest commercial crop and is grown in more than 100 countries. How much do you know about this fibre and the people who produce it?

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    How to Make sure your Christmas is ethical

    6 December 2018 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade Foundation

    Every year Christmas seems to be bigger, louder, more colourful, and require more spending. But this year, there’s been a change in shopping sprees – and more people are searching for an ethical answer.

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    12 tips for reducing food waste

    24 October 2018 by Bronagh McDermott

    From food sharing apps to tasty leftovers, there are plenty of ways to combat food waste at home. 

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