The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.
UK shoppers continue to show their support for Fairtrade, with new independent sales figures revealing that retail sales for Fairtrade grew by 7% in 2017, alongside increased business engagement.
Giant double doorway opens onto a banana washing station in rural Panama to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018.
Ahead of the Commonwealth Summit meeting and at the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 the Fairtrade Foundation is calling on Commonwealth Heads of Government to put fairness at the heart of their trade plans by committing to ending poverty wages, support more women into positions of economic strength and leadership and sign up to end the scourge of modern slavery.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 will challenge the British public to open their doors to Fairtrade and help close the door on the exploitation facing the people who produce the things we love to eat, drink, and wear.
Expanding the ways in which farmers can get better access to world markets on Fairtrade terms is vital to give them a better deal and help tackle challenges such as commodity price fluctuations.
Submissions are now open for the Fairtrade Jewellery Design category of the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Awards 2018, sponsored by Ingle & Rhode.
Dressmann, one of the leading fashion chains for menswear in Northern Europe, is set to become the world’s biggest fashion retailer of Fairtrade certified cotton when it launches a new range of t-shirts, boxer shorts and socks.