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Don't forget cotton farmers during the Coronavirus pandemic Fairtrade warns the fashion industry

As the world faces the Coronavirus pandemic as one, we at Fairtrade are focusing on how the rapidly evolving crisis is affecting the farmers and workers who produce many of our favourite goods, including our most treasured outfits and our everyday clothes.

Kenyan worker tells her story of a flower industry devastated by COVID-19

In words that will resonate with people all around the world, ‘Since the pandemic started, our life has really changed’ says Grace Otieno, a worker on a Fairtrade certified farm in the Naivasha region of Kenya.

Distraction Reads: Dive into the stories behind our products

Looking for interesting articles to read during isolation? Get stuck into these 5 fascinating reads on the complexities and human stories behind the products we buy. 

Why buying Fairtrade bananas supports farmers in the face of hurricanes, war and disease

High up on the superfood list, bananas are rich in Vitamin B6 and C and are a good source of dietary fibre and manganese. But the true heroes behind Britain’s favorite fruit are farmers like Foncho from northern Colombia who work incredibly hard to grow bananas for us on their small family farms.

Easter Eggs: Who wants to farm cocoa when they grow up?

Are Easter eggs 'luxury items' that should not be indulged in during this current global crisis? Senior Media Manager, Martine Parry reflects on her recent trip to Côte d'Ivoire and explains why choosing Fairtrade Easter eggs now is more important than ever.

5 Sustainable and ethical fashion brands you'll feel good wearing

Forget socks and sandals, the true crime against fashion is the exploitation of garment workers and cotton farmers, many of whom work in unsafe conditions and get paid a fraction of what they deserve.

#FairtradeTogether: Coffee co-operative shows solidarity with local government

Uganda, like many other countries around the world, has implemented a national lockdown to contain the spread of the novel COVID-19. 

COVID-19 risks driving more children into child labour

The COVID-19 crisis is a disaster for millions of children. On World Day against Child Labour, we highlight the risks to children’s wellbeing and four ways Fairtrade is responding.

Why Fairtrade is vital for flower producers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Flower workers are particularly vulnerable to acute food insecurity as earnings are low; without wages and no savings, the largely migrant workforce have no way of paying for food.