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Percol Plastic-free packs

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed Percol’s ‘Coffee on a Mission’ rebrand and hails its efforts to lead the industry in becoming more sustainable following renewed commitment to Fairtrade and a pioneering investment in plastic-free packaging.

Fairtrade invites schools to bake a difference with gingerbread

Schoolchildren are invited to join the nationwide Fairtrade movement in baking fun, tasty gingerbread biscuits for Christmas. Their gingerbread creations will be sold to raise money to support projects to bring Fairtrade to more farmers and workers, and to deepen the difference Fairtrade makes to their lives.

Fairtrade launches unique countdown to Christmas with Fairtrade advent calendar

Get in the festive spirit with Fairtrade's online advent calendar, each day you could be in for winning a Fairtrade gift! 

Greggs winter drinks

Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, has increased its wide range of Fairtrade goodies with additions to its winter hot drinks menu.

Fairtrade launches project to empower Ethiopian women flower workers

As a new initiative aimed at empowering women flower farm workers launches in Ethiopia, The Fairtrade Foundation today (20 March 2019) welcomed the support of the project’s UK funder, the retailer Aldi.

More detail needed on development impact of no deal tariffs

The Fairtrade Foundation has responded to the publication of tariffs that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit, by asking for more information on how these changes might impact developing country producers.

Ripe for Change - A Fairtrade Perspective

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes Oxfam’s report Ripe for Change which highlights the cruel paradox that people producing our food are at risk of going hungry themselves, and calls for a fundamental shift in the way that UK supermarkets do business, to one that is built on greater respect for human and labour rights.

Response to Mail on Sunday Article on Low Pay on Kenyan Flower Farms

The article in the Mail on Sunday (UNfairtrade! Farmers picking ‘ethically produced’ roses sold in Sainsbury’s paid just 48p per hour which is less than the ‘living wage’ set by Fairtrade charity) rightly notes that despite earning above the minimum wage the workers are not yet at the level of a living wage, which remains Fairtrade’s ultimate goal.

Raising the bar on sustainability

Co-op becomes first UK retailer to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa.