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10 facts about Fairtrade coffee

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In the UK, we drink approximately 95 million cups of coffee per day, it is a lucrative multi-billion pound business. However, a closer look at the supply chain shows coffee is a complex and often an unfair affair for the person behind every bean – the farmer. Fairtrade drives a fairer, more sustainable way of trading.  

Do not be fooled! Living Wage benchmarks should reflect real cost of living

Today, 1 April 2016, the new Government set minimum wage level for over 25s comes into force, in a rebranding exercise that now calls it a National Living Wage.

Bake a difference!

If you’re a lover of baking, you’ll already be hooked on the new series of The Great British Bake Off and feeling inspired to hit the kitchen!

Organic is the new green

From the Green Revolution to organic farming. In the heart of India, cotton growers have led the way in rejecting harmful chemicals and GM-seeds, working with nature, rather than against it.  

Suffolk Fairtraders join forces

The launch of the Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns this summer is a much needed boost for poor farming communities around the world.

5 reasons to add some colour in your cup with Clipper green tea

Change is blowing through cafes and supermarket shelves around the UK – on the back of the green tea leaf. As the 'grassy' beverage has a moment, we round up five things that make the UK’s first Fairtrade green tea so special.

Can Fairtrade keep young people farming?

Who'd be a farmer in 2016? This question is even more pertinent for the children of farmers in developing countries as it is for those of struggling farmers in the UK.

Why I want to cheer, not jeer, what is happening with Cadbury and Fairtrade

Our recent announcement about Fairtrade's new partnership with Cocoa Life has certainly generated plenty of interest, including whether the FAIRTRADE Mark is going to be removed from Cadbury Dairy Milk products in May 2017, and replaced by the company's own Cocoa Life scheme and logo. So, is it true?

Seven tips for a sustainable christmas

The countdown to Christmas has truly begun. What better opportunity to start a family tradition of giving what is good for our loved ones, the producers and the planet? With some inspirational top tips from Fairtrade friends, and sustainability practitioners, now is the perfect time to step up your shopping game.