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  • Organic September

    Organic September: 8 things you didn't know were Fairtrade and organic

    13 September 2017 by Emily McCoy

    It’s September and time for the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic. To help you have a fun but fair Organic September I've picked out some of the most unusual products that are both Fairtrade and organic. 

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    Organic is the new green

    1 September 2016 by Niti Parikh, Pratibha Syntex

    From the Green Revolution to organic farming. In the heart of India, cotton growers have led the way in rejecting harmful chemicals and GM-seeds, working with nature, rather than against it.  

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  • Noctu

    Conscious consumer

    23 August 2016 by Zoë Gale, founder of organic and Fairtrade fashion label Noctu

    The quest for fair, conscious fashion is coming out of the shadows. This is evidenced by the rise of movers and shakers committed to producing in a sustainable way that is good for both people and the planet. Ahead of Organic September, designer Zoë Gale considers the need for Fairtrade and organic fashion, and explains how each of us can get involved.

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    Farming superheroes to the rescue

    6 June 2016 by Marike de Peña, Board Chair, Fairtrade International

    We’ve all got our own favourite superheroes. Not necessarily the muscle-bound titans of “Batman vs Superman” which has been showing all over the world in recent weeks - including my local cinema in the Dominican Republic.

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    10 facts about Fairtrade coffee

    8 April 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In the UK, we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee per day, it is a lucrative multi-billion pound business. However, a closer look at the supply chain shows coffee is a complex and often an unfair affair for the person behind every bean – the farmer. Fairtrade drives a fairer, more sustainable way of trading.  

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  • Safia

    Autumn and winter inspirations at People Tree

    16 October 2015 by Anna Galandzij at the Fairtrade Foundation

    It is the ethos of fairness and transparency that makes People Tree stand out in the fashion world, but what about their design? It's not always easy to be constantly creative and original. In anticipation of winter cosiness, we are asking Safia Minney, the founder of People Tree and the World Fair Trade Day, to share the inspiration behind People Tree’s autumn/winter collection.

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    On birds Fairtrade and sustainability

    27 May 2015 by Bryan Unkles, founder and director of Cafeology Ltd

    I started Cafeology just over 10 years ago. 

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    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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  • From the cotton field upwards: recognising accountability in the fashion industry

    24 April 2014 by dwebb

    GS Rao is the State Co-ordinator for Chetna Organic for their farmers in the state of Odisha, in the east of India. He represents more than 3,000 smallholder tribal farmers, belonging to 4 organic and Fairtrade cotton farmer cooperatives in Odisha, one of the poorest states in India. Here, he describes why Fashion Revolution Day is a trigger for a more harmonious supply chain.

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