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  • Clipper

    5 reasons to add some colour in your cup with Clipper green tea

    16 September 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    Change is blowing through cafes and supermarket shelves around the UK – on the back of the green tea leaf. As the 'grassy' beverage has a moment, we round up five things that make the UK’s first Fairtrade green tea so special.

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  • flowers

    Blooming futures of flower workers and their families

    12 May 2016 by Jennifer Shepherd, Flower Supply Chain Manager

    This week Lidl becomes the latest UK supermarket to offer its customers Fairtrade flowers as it launches a range of roses from Tanzania in all its stores across the country.  This new range* will see Fairtrade flowers blooming on the high street alongside those sold in Sainsbury’s, the Co-op, Aldi, Morrisons, M&S, Asda and Tesco. Jennifer Shepherd looks at the many positives Fairtrade flowers have already brought to poor communities.

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  • Plamil's dairy free eggs

    How to have a dairy free and Fairtrade Easter

    24 March 2016 by Julian, Plamil Foods

    Options for those seeking dairy-free chocolate this Easter can be limited, but one company is bucking the trend and showing that you don’t have to sacrifice ethical credentials in the hunt for dairy-free.

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  • Percol

    Percol coffee and Fairtrade team up to fight coffee plant disease

    15 March 2016 by Harriet Matley, Percol Coffee

    Percol Coffee and the Fairtrade Foundation join forces to help coffee farmers in Guatemala tackle devastating coffee plant disease, ‘La Roya’.

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  • Ivory 5

    Good morning Cote D’Ivoire

    15 January 2016 by Justin Avern, Head of Media at the Fairtrade Foundation

    Visiting Fairtrade certified co-operatives is one of the most tangible ways to connect with farmers and see first-hand the impact of Fairtrade. Visiting farmers can also provide invaluable insights into what our future work will look like. Justin Avern, Head of Media at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on his first visit to Fairtrade cocoa co-operatives in Cote D’Ivoire.

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  • Malawi 2

    A sugar cane farmer Allan Saidi blogs about Fairtrade Fortnight

    27 February 2015 by Allan Saidi, Fairtrade Secretary of Kasinthula Cane Growers Association based in Chikwawa Southern region of Malawi.

    Allan Saidi is taking part in the Fairtrade campaigners' producer tour across Wales during Fairtrade Fortnight with Fair Trade Wales. Find out where you can meet him here .

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