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Almost three years after the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh, little has changed for the workers themselves. The tragedy, which killed more than 1100 and injured 2500, sparked demands for better protection - but many garment workers still have to endure dangerous conditions and low pay.
The Fairtrade Foundation and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a five year partnership deal to source Fairtrade cotton for all cotton in its staff uniforms. The announcement comes at the close of Fairtrade Fortnight (29th February – 13th March), the Fairtrade Foundation’s annual publicity campaign which is calling for more support for marginalised farmers.
Sugar farming communities in Swaziland, whose livelihoods are under threat following changes to European legislation on sugar, are set to benefit from £220,926 investment from the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission.
From the Shetland Islands to Penzance, more than 50,000 people pledged special breakfasts across the UK to shine a light on the challenges faced by millions of farmers and workers who produce the food we eat, but struggle to feed themselves and their families, as part of the national Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 campaign.
Trade will never be truly fair as long as women continue to be disproportionately trapped in poverty and underrepresented in global agriculture and business, the Fairtrade Foundation warned, following the release of a new Fairtrade global gender strategy on International Women’s Day 2016.
The Fairtrade Foundation’s new campaign calls on the UK Government and companies to ensure cocoa farmers earn living incomes by 2030 in line with the UN’s Global Goals to end poverty.
Fairtrade Fortnight, running from Monday 25 February – Sunday 10 March, sees a wide range of UK businesses from Waitrose & Partners to Divine backing Fairtrade’s cocoa campaign.
Fairtrade Fortnight is the highlight of the year for the Fairtrade movement in the UK and in 2019 it will run from Monday 25 February until Sunday 10 March. Fairtrade is also celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade in the UK.
For the first time ever, four leading ethical, certified Fairtrade Gold jewellers come together to exhibit their Fairtrade Gold showstopper pieces at the renowned London Fashion Week.
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.