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Doing the right thing: ethical labels come of age

Food and where it comes from is a hot topic these days, whether it’s farmers campaigning to be paid a fair price for milk or Jamie Oliver calling for healthier meals for schoolchildren.

Halloween in Mauritius

In a series of blogs on Homemade with Fairtrade, which centres around seasonal baking and food provenance, we are asking people from around the world about how they celebrate festivals and public holidays in their communities.

Autumn and winter inspirations at People Tree

It is the ethos of fairness and transparency that makes People Tree stand out in the fashion world, but what about their design? It's not always easy to be constantly creative and original. In anticipation of winter cosiness, we are asking Safia Minney, the founder of People Tree and the World Fair Trade Day, to share the inspiration behind People Tree’s autumn/winter collection.

Transforming lives, setting trends

Interview with Safia Minney, founder and CEO of People Tree.

Enabling African entrepreneurs to build a better future

A Comic Relief funded partnership between Fairtrade Africa and Shared Interest Foundation is providing vital access to finance for farmers and handcraft makers in Africa.

Meet Kady Waylie this International Women’s Day

Kady is one of West Africa’s 10 million cotton farmers. She and her family grow their own food, but their cash comes from growing cotton.

Get your Fairtrade tee this Red Nose Day

My small son announced breathlessly yesterday when I collected him from school, “it’s Red Nose Day soon Mummy, I can’t wait!” We were both excited, each for different reasons. He because of the appealing crimson character noses that he can collect this week. I because of the stylish range of T-shirts designed by some of the biggest names in British fashion which are now on sale in TK Maxx and modelled by a long list of celebrity names including David Gandy and Tom Hiddleston.

Making gender equality in supply chains business as usual

As we approach International Women’s Day, some might question whether we still need an official day to champion women's rights and celebrate their achievements.  But while businesses are likely to have addressed the issue of equal rights for their employees,  most organisations still have some work to do to ensure that gender equality extends right along their supply chains.

Offering resilience in a fragile land

In a fragile landscape farmers need to know how to steward their natural resources to preserve them, and build up productivity generation after generation. In the face of climate change and the restrictions of the Israeli occupation, Fairtrade supports their resilience to unpredictable circumstances.