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Fairtrade celebrates a thousand schools in the UK

A BOLTON primary school has been awarded the coveted accolade of becoming the 1000th Fairtrade School in the UK.

Harriet Lamb becomes first woman to be made Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall

Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive of Fairtrade International, is today made an honorary fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University – the first time the college has given the honour to a woman.  

Breakthrough for Fairtrade Farmers

-Nine companies including Mars, major German, Swiss & Japanese retailers and brands first to sign on to new Fairtrade Sourcing Programs -Fairtrade cocoa farmers delighted by initial 14% sales boost in 2014 -First cotton commitment announced, announcements on sugar to follow soon Fairtrade farmers are set for a breakthrough year as Fairtrade International today announced the first commitments to farmers under an innovative new commodity sourcing model. Already at launch nine companies have signed on to increase their Fairtrade purchases starting with initial 2014 volumes set to deliver $1.2m in additional Fairtrade Premium to cocoa farmers by the end of this year.  

Celebrating 20 years of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK

- Top celebrities send birthday congratulations Some of the UK’s best-known faces have congratulated the Fairtrade Foundation on 20 years of Fairtrade products in the UK this year.

Fairtrade announces sweeping changes for plantation and estate workers

- New criteria on freedom of association, living wage Fairtrade International has overhauled its Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour to strengthen the position of workers in Fairtrade certified plantations and estates producing tea, bananas and other fruit, cut flowers, herbs, vegetables and sports ball factories.

Fairtrade Foundation: flower trade allegations

The Daily Mirror has today (13 February) published a story regarding the conditions of workers on flower farms in the Naivasha region of Kenya.

A more sustainable food system: Baroness Miller highlights alternative trade models

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed comments by Baroness Miller in the House of Lords, highlighting the vulnerability of the food system.

UK set for Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

Thousands of Fairtrade supporters around the country are gearing up to launch an extra special Fairtrade Fortnight campaign in 2014, aiming to bring about landmark change in the banana industry.

Britain's Bruising Banana Wars: Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

Britain’s supermarket price wars are trapping tens of thousands of banana farmers and workers in an unrelenting cycle of poverty The Fairtrade Foundation today launches a new campaign Make Bananas Fair asking the UK public to help end the supermarket price wars, including a petition asking the government to urgently step in and investigate the impact of retailer pricing practices.