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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.

Shoppers Supporting Fairtrade

Fairtrade sales bucked the contracting grocery market trend and the falling pound to see volume growth across some of its core areas including bananas and coffee, whilst other areas like wine and gold also showed growth.

Valentines

This year, St Valentine’s Day will mark the tenth anniversary of Co-op launching its first ever range of Fairtrade roses. Since 2007, the ethical retailer has gone on to buy 100million stems of Fairtrade flowers, delivering almost £1.5 million in Fairtrade Premium to support flower farm communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.