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  • Oil palm fruit

    Avoid at all costs? Why sustainable palm oil from Ghana and Ecuador is the future

    8 May 2018 by Traidcraft

    At 66 million tons annually, palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil and can be found in almost half of our everyday purchases. 

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  • Tea - Traidcraft tea farmer plucking tea

    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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  • Traidcraft

    Bake a difference!

    8 September 2016 by Rachael Colquhoun, Product Manager at Traidcraft

    If you’re a lover of baking, you’ll already be hooked on the new series of The Great British Bake Off and feeling inspired to hit the kitchen!

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  • Air

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Farmers want to sell more product on Fairtrade terms - we must scale up

    24 January 2014 by Lucy Walker, Fairtrade campaigner

    When Fairtrade campaigner Lucy Walker applied to be a Fairtrade school mentor with People and Planet, she didn’t expect that a year later she’d be meeting producers first-hand in Ghana. In this guest blog, Lucy questions the difference that more Fairtrade could make to millions of smallholder farmers.

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