The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.
Former Trade Minister and Managing Director of Waitrose Lord Mark Price has been announced as the new Chair of Fairtrade Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
To mark the launch of Fashion Revolution Week, the Fairtrade Foundation is calling on more fashion and apparel brands and retailers to set a deadline by which they will deliver living wages in their supply chain.
Helen Dennis, Policy and Advocacy Manager, The Fairtrade Foundation, said: “We welcome the announcement from the UK Prime Minister of investment in a new initiative to support women entrepreneurs.
Fairtrade organisations across the Commonwealth have come to together to call on heads of government to prioritise fair trade.
Atelier Swarovski will present its first fine jewellery collection in Fairtrade Gold at jewellery show Baselworld, benefitting miners and the environment in Peru.
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.