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Statement on Fairtrade withdrawal from Sainsbury partnership

The Fairtrade Foundation is not partnering with the new Sainsbury’s Foundation pilot in tea due to fundamental concerns that it falls below the core principles of Fairtrade and particularly because farming groups in Africa felt that it would take control away from them.

World Fair Trade Day 2017

Five new short videos are released in international celebration.

Sustainable Cotton Communique

Thirteen of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies today signed up to a sustainable cotton communiqué, through which they pledge to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.

Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland back women cocoa farmers

Today, 12 May, the Fairtrade Foundation welcomed efforts to close the global agricultural gender divide, as it announced two UK businesses - Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland - have committed £100,000 in funding for an innovative new programme to improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

Open letter to Sainsburys from Fairtrade producers

We told Sainsbury’s loud and clear: “Your model will bring about disempowerment”.

Cotton 2040

Leading international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain have come together to form Cotton 2040. Convened by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future, with support from the C&A Foundation, this unique cross-industry initiative is driving change by taking collaborative action to scale up and overcome barriers to sustainable cotton uptake across multiple standards, so that more sustainable cotton becomes a mainstream commodity.

Fairtrade at Wines of South Africa Trade Tasting Event

The Fairtrade Foundation will exhibit a wide selection of Fairtrade-certified wines at the WOSA Intrepid South Africa trade tasting on Thursday 8th September 2016, at Tobacco Dock in Wapping, London.

Response to Trade White Paper

It is vital that we think about the UK’s future trade policy, from the point of view of those producers, many in poorer countries, who depend on the UK market for export.

36 major brands pledge to achieve sustainable cotton by 2025

23 more of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Kathmandu and Timberland today pledged to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.