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Fairtrade Foundation: flower trade allegations

The Daily Mirror has today (13 February) published a story regarding the conditions of workers on flower farms in the Naivasha region of Kenya.

A more sustainable food system: Baroness Miller highlights alternative trade models

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed comments by Baroness Miller in the House of Lords, highlighting the vulnerability of the food system.

UK set for Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

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 Bruising Banana Wars: Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

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.      

Fairtrade Sourcing Programs

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.

Appetite for Fairtrade continues to grow

- 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.    

Fairtrade Foundation calls for change one year after Rana Plaza

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.

Ensuring Farmers get a fair deal this Easter

Easter has arrived: the time of year for guilt-free chocolate, and with that the perfect excuse to indulge in some Fairtrade eggs.

Fairtrade small jeweller scheme opens for business

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.