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What are the Fairtrade Standards?

When you buy a Fairtrade product, you expect the farmers and workers who produced it to have received a fair price. But did you know about the list of requirements, called the Fairtrade Standards, covering workers’ rights, environmental protection, gender and transparency, that also have to be met?

How coffee farming is supporting the indigenous population of Guatemala

In Guatemala, indigenous people make up around 40% of the population, most of whom are of Mayan descent. 

Inspiration for a Fairtrade lunchbox

Send your little'uns back to school with a Fairtrade inspired packed lunch. Here are some suggestions for a more ethical school lunch.

Decorate your home with ethical Christmas flowers

Mistletoe, holly and ivy are synonymous with Christmas and for those of us wanting to ditch the tinsel but lift a winter palette, colourful blooms will brighten up your home over the party season. 

What did 2019 bring cocoa farmers in their stockings

This Christmas, many of us will empty our stockings or check under the tree for the greatest of treats – chocolate.

Why fairer trade is crucial to fighting the climate crisis

‘The fight for democracy and justice and the fight against environmental breakdown are one and the same.’ - George Monbiot

‘Purpose must come before profits’ say business leaders at conference on inclusive economies

‘Does capitalism need a reset? How responsible are corporates for their supply chains? Am I participating in modern slavery unknowingly? From tea bags to smart phones – how often do you think about the people behind your products?’ 

Brexit, Boris, and Fairtrade Bananas

Our Head of Policy, Tim Aldred, looks ahead to Fairtrade campaigning in 2020

Best of Fairtrade 2019

As 2019 winds to a close, we take a look back at some of our most popular blogs from the year.