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Epona joins fairtrade textile standard

NUS is converting 100% of its cotton to Fairtrade. This move marks UK’s first step towards running a completely Fairtrade Production supply chain.

International Fair Trade Conference in Japan invited to Bristol

Bristol’s Fairtrade Co-ordinator attended the 8th International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Kumamoto, Japan at the weekend to invite the 270 delegates from 21 countries to come to Bristol for the 2015 Conference.    

Statement: Response to announcement Fyffes and Chiquita are to merge

The Fairtrade Foundation is watching very closely the impact that the merger of Fyffes and Chiquita to create the world’s largest banana firm will have on banana farmers and workers. Through our existing relationship with Fyffes, we will work in collaboration with the new organisation to seek assurances that the negotiations towards the merger will support banana farmers and workers.

Consumers want fair play for farmers and workers

Results of new research released today show the overwhelming majority of people in the UK back the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign proposition that supermarket banana price wars are dysfunctional and support paying farmers more, as the poorest people are bearing the cost of our cheap bananas.

Cocoa farmers welcome Ferrero commitment

- Confectionery company to purchase 20,000 MT of Fairtrade cocoa over 3 years under new Fairtrade Cocoa Program - Thousands of Ivorian cocoa farmers to benefit Fairtrade cocoa farmers have received another major boost as Ferrero announced its collaboration with Fairtrade at the International Fairtrade Conference in Berlin. Ferrero will purchase a total of 20,000 tonnes (MT) of Fairtrade certified cocoa over the next three years.     

Fairtrade Foundation calls for continued DFID oversight of any new trade for development spending

Responding to the recently announced government decision, to spend a portion of the aid budget through the Department for International Trade, the Fairtrade Foundation commented:

Fairtrade response to Guardian Long Read Is Fairtrade Finished

Fair trade is far from “finished”, as the millions of farmers, workers, companies and consumers who believe in making trade fair will testify. Fairtrade will only be finished when fair and equitable trade becomes the norm and not the exception.

Fairtrade welcomes new cocoa floor price in Cote d Ivoire and Ghana as benefit for farmers

Bonn, June 13 – Fairtrade today welcomed the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to implement a floor price for cocoa of US$2,600 per metric tonne.

Fairtrade responds to claims made at World Chocolate Forum

The Fairtrade Premium is paid directly to producer groups and can be invested as the producer group chooses.