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The Daily Mirror has today (13 February) published a story regarding the conditions of workers on flower farms in the Naivasha region of Kenya.
The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed comments by Baroness Miller in the House of Lords, highlighting the vulnerability of the food system.
Thousands of Fairtrade supporters around the country are gearing up to launch an extra special Fairtrade Fortnight campaign in 2014, aiming to bring about landmark change in the banana industry.
Britain’s supermarket price wars are trapping tens of thousands of banana farmers and workers in an unrelenting cycle of poverty
The Fairtrade Foundation today launches a new campaign Make Bananas Fair asking the UK public to help end the supermarket price wars, including a petition asking the government to urgently step in and investigate the impact of retailer pricing practices.
On Friday 21 February, BBC Farming Today aired a short preview for BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme which will be broadcast on Sunday, looking at Fairtrade 20 years from the launch of the FAIRTRADE Mark.
- Sales of Fairtrade products in 2013 rose again, reaching an estimated £1.78 billion, up 14 per cent on the previous year
- Campaigners gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight with thousands of exciting events across the UK
- Banana producers tour the country to talk about the benefits of the Fairtrade system and call on Britain to Make Bananas Fair
The Fairtrade Foundation today launches Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 9 March) and its major new Make Bananas Fair campaign by announcing continued growth in Fairtrade sales of 14 per cent during 2013, demonstrating continuing public and business support for Fairtrade goods.
The Fairtrade Foundation joins campaigners and big names in the fashion industry in a global day of action calling for a better deal for the millions of cotton farmers and factory workers whose hard work, low pay and unsafe working conditions lie behind many of the fashion labels on our clothes.
Easter has arrived: the time of year for guilt-free chocolate, and with that the perfect excuse to indulge in some Fairtrade eggs.
The Fairtrade Foundation has today launched a unique new scheme for small jewellers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and artists to use ethically sourced Fairtrade gold and silver in their jewellery.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.