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Zaytoun

UK-based social enterprise Zaytoun won the Fairtrade Global Trader Award for its work enabling olive oil producers in Palestine to sell their oil internationally.

Strategy launch

The Fairtrade Foundation will increase its investment in business innovation between 2016 - 2020, creating a portfolio of new ways of working with businesses, structured around the benefits they bring to farmers and workers, it was announced today.

Reactive statment CCC textitle standard

The challenges within the global textile industry are huge. Since the introduction of Fairtrade certified cotton in 2005, Fairtrade has been tackling the question of how to extend the Fairtrade approach to the entire value supply chain for textiles. As a result, we recently launched the Fairtrade Textile Standard and the textile programme, with the goal of improving the living and working conditions of textile workers throughout the whole supply chain and strengthen their rights.

Textile Standard

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.

TfL uniforms to feature Fairtrade cotton in new partnership deal

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.

Swazi sugar

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.

End of Fortnight

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.

IWD 2016

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.

Fairtrade and other NGOs warn against merging DFID with Foreign Office

The Fairtrade Foundation, along with other members of BOND - a network of NGOs and charities working in international development - have together signed the below statement in response to the news that the government intend to merge the Department for International Development (DFID) with the Foreign Office.