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World Fair Trade Day 2017

Five new short videos are released in international celebration.

Sustainable Cotton Communique

Thirteen of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies today signed up to a sustainable cotton communiqué, through which they pledge to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.

Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland back women cocoa farmers

Today, 12 May, the Fairtrade Foundation welcomed efforts to close the global agricultural gender divide, as it announced two UK businesses - Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland - have committed £100,000 in funding for an innovative new programme to improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

Open letter to Sainsburys from Fairtrade producers

We told Sainsbury’s loud and clear: “Your model will bring about disempowerment”.

Cotton 2040

Leading international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain have come together to form Cotton 2040. Convened by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future, with support from the C&A Foundation, this unique cross-industry initiative is driving change by taking collaborative action to scale up and overcome barriers to sustainable cotton uptake across multiple standards, so that more sustainable cotton becomes a mainstream commodity.

Response to Government Trade Bill

"The Trade Bill looks like a missed opportunity for the government to place poverty reduction at the heart of future trade deals, and to ensure open and democratic scrutiny of future trade negotiations."

Fairtrade Foundation Response To Guardian Oserian article

Response to article outlining historic issues of financial mismanagement at a Fairtrade certified flower farm.

Fairtrade Foundation Response to Cross Border Trade Taxation Bill

Fairtrade comment that the duty-free, quota-free offer of the new taxation bill could be extended.

New Fairtrade report suggests businesses should work together

Competition law can sometimes hinder, rather than help, efforts to strengthen food security, according to a new report from the Fairtrade Foundation.