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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!

Can a dog eat vanilla ice-cream and 6 other things you may not know about vanilla ice-cream

According to Google, the dog thing is a frequently asked question in relation to the search terms ice-cream and vanilla. Who’d have thought?! Needless to say ice-cream isn’t a dog friendly food but according to one site vanilla ice cream might be the safest flavour if you want to share your dessert once in a blue moon!  

7 Fairtrade Switches to cut your plastic use

Take the standard supermarket product. We buy it, consume it, discard it. But we all know that a product’s life is longer than that. Fairtrade works to shed light on what happens before you buy a product but what happens after you discard it matters too.

20 Ethical Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the time for giving and when you give Fairtrade, your gift will also have a direct impact on families around the world, allowing them to celebrate with their families and share in traditions of their own.  

Fairtrade and the General Election

The General Election on 12 December is a great opportunity to raise Fairtrade with our Members of Parliament. Here are some top tips on how to talk to the Parliamentary candidates standing in your area. 

Anything but 'plain': Exploring sustainable vanilla prices to achieve a living income for farmers

Natural vanilla has drawn attention in recent years due to its soaring price, rivalling even silver in 2017. While that might on the surface seem like a good thing for vanilla farmers, the instability of the market for the world’s second most expensive spice (after saffron) does much more harm than good.

100 years on: will we finally bring an end to child labour?

In 2019, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is celebrating its centenary year. From the beginning, protecting children from labour exploitation has been a core part of their work. While progress has been made since 1919, 152 million children are still in child labour. Of these, 70 percent are working in agriculture.