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Competition Law Fears - The Hidden Barrier to Living Income

We report on a recent Fairtrade roundtable where business, academia and NGOs met to debate whether competition law is blocking progress towards a living income for cocoa farmers.

10 Essential Fairtrade Teas

Tea is traditionally one of us Brits' favourite drinks. Its history goes back to imperial times when tea was a key commodity traded from overseas – at vast expense.

Fairtrade's Living Income Campaign in Parliament

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only topic in parliament at the moment is Brexit. True, it is taking up lots of time, but it isn’t the only subject under discussion. There have also been opportunities for MPs to raise questions about the new Fairtrade cocoa campaign – She Deserves A Living Income!

First steps towards decent wages for flower workers in Tanzania

The foothills of the beautiful Arusha National Park in Tanzania are an unlikely setting for a quiet revolution in workers’ rights. 

Shoppers are demanding sustainable options - are companies getting on board?

More and more of us are expressing our values through our everyday shopping. We increasingly demand more information about what goes into our food and other purchases, where they come from and how they are made.

European Elections: Make your vote count

With the UK’s participation in European Parliamentary elections now confirmed for 23rd May, many are treating the vote as a quasi-second referendum on Brexit. Debate is focused on the extent to which different political parties and their candidates are pro- or anti- Brexit, but with very little discussion on what any of them would actually do in the European Parliament.

Fairtrade flowers help empower women in Ethiopia

As summer arrives in the UK, inspiring gardeners and horticultural enthusiasts across the country, Fairtrade’s Flower Manager Anna Barker speaks to some of the Ethiopian workers who provide us with year round blooms.

Worried about wildlife? Sustainable agriculture could be the answer.

Earth's species are dying out faster than ever before, according to a new UN report. It’s clearly a global crisis - but it also directly affects us in our own local environment. We have to find a way to halt this catastrophic crisis in nature, and sustainable agriculture could provide the answer.

25 Products to Celebrate 25 Years of Fairtrade

2019 marked 25 years since the first Fairtrade certified products hit the shelves in the UK. A defining moment in the fight for equality through trade. Here, we pick 25 Fairtrade products from the thousands available, to help you celebrate in Fairtrade style. Join the party!