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Percol coffee and Fairtrade team up to fight coffee plant disease

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

Since we joined Fairtrade everything has changed

Sebastian Lander reflects on his trip to Colombia to meet Fairtrade farmers.

New boost of confidence for sugar cane farmers in Belize

Fairtrade sugar has been a success story for farmers in Belize. This week sees a new collaboration to offer Tate & Lyle Fairtrade sugar across Co-operative stores. Julia Clark, Head of Sugar Ethics at Tate & Lyle Sugars, says it will continue to drive change for sugar cane communities amid decline in market access and greater price uncertainty.

Mothers and Daughters and royal visits

The Fairtrade Foundation has this year been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2016. Ahead of the Queen's Reception at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday 14 July, Eileen Maybin reflects on meeting Queen Elizabeth II herself whilst working in India 20 years ago.  

Putting an end to child labour in supply chains

A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not surprisingly, they were rejected and told they were far too young to be employed - that it would be “child labour.”

In order for love to flourish, truth must deepen

Doing gold properly. When it comes to raising awareness surrounding the not-so-shiny subject of the injustices within the gold industry, award winning Fairtrade jeweller and environmental activist Greg Valerio, goes straight to the top. After receiving an MBE for his contribution to Fairtrade Gold, Greg acknowledges the people for whom this is truly triumphant and encourages the necessary spread of public awareness.

The Unusual Suspects: 10 Fairtrade products you might not have heard of

From sun cream to raw chocolate mulberries, lipstick to gin – here’s a quick rundown of some Fairtrade products you might not have come across.

Farming superheroes to the rescue

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.

Meet Shiv - a Fairtrade cotton farmer

Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global fashion industry. Despite this, cotton farmers wield little power of influence in the long supply chain, facing challenges ranging from poor prices to climate change. Fairtrade cotton was launched in 2005 to improve the livelihoods of impoverished cotton farmers. Meet one of them: Shiv Narayan Patidar.