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Chocolate made with real love

Dragons’ Den winner the Raw Chocolate Company on how it set off on a mission to offer chocolate that ticks all boxes

Gold: A precarious existence

Victoria Waugh recounts her trip to Peru to meet Fairtrade gold miners.

Navigating the stormy seas of sugar

Gilbert Ramirez, a Fairtrade sugar cane and coffee farmer from Coope Agri, reflects on the Sustainable Sugar Forum run by Business Innovations that took place earlier this month.

Transforming the lives of cotton farmers

Global Fairtrade cotton figures are up 28% year-on-year and the new Fairtrade Cotton Sourcing Program is making it easier for companies to benefit.

Doing Good and Doing Better

Ahead of the release of a new book arguing that trickle down economics are the 'only' way to solve poverty, Barbara Crowther tackles some common Fairtrade misconceptions.

Drink No Evil – The story of Karma Cola so far

Not many people know that the word ‘cola’ comes from the cola nut. There’s a saying in the jungle in West Africa where we get our cola nut from: ‘he who brings cola, brings life’.

A trip down memory lane with Pippa Small

Pippa Small MBE, Fairtrade and ethical jewellery designer, reflects on meeting first Fairtrade gold miners, after winning the Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year category at the UK Jewellery Awards 2015.

When going to school is too dangerous kids are kept in child labor

That's what teachers told a group of girls when they reported sexual violence in their schools. If they spoke out, they were told, they'd be asked to leave the school, word would spread, and they might be forced to leave their communities. In this sugar-growing community in South America, toilet facilities in schools are particularly risky places for girls, as are social events organized at school after hours. "The men get us to go behind the toilets and because there is no lighting they force us to do things which we don't like," explained the girls. "We can't tell anyone, as even our women teachers ask us to be silent."

Introducing the people behind People Tree

As millions of people across 71 countries are this week asking brands #whomademyclothes, the UK-based brand People Tree are introducing some of the people behind their Fair Trade tees, dresses and jumpers.