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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.

Conference Calls for 'David Attenborough' Blue Planet Moment on Trade

Delegates at a high-profile conference on trade call for a fundamental shift in consumers’ understanding of the lives of famers and producers in the developing world.

Nick Hewer Announced as New Fairtrade Patron

Countdown host and former advisor to Alan Sugar on the Apprentice, Nick Hewer has been announced as a new patron of the Fairtrade Foundation.

Fairtrade launches new commercial services

New sourcing, programmes and expertise to tackle systemic issues in product supply chains.

Comment on BBC1s Fashions Dirty Secret

Commenting on BBC1’s Fashion’s Dirty Secret: Stacey Dooley Investigates, aired 8th October 2018, a spokesperson for the Fairtrade Foundation said:

Conference calls for fashion industry to reach critical mass for cotton farmers through Fairtrade

Delegates at a high-profile conference on sustainability called on the world’s top fashion brands and retailers to include sustainably sourced cotton into their fibre strategy. Extreme poverty that lies at the heart of so many of the fashion industry’s social issues can only be tackled if brands commit to souring the fibre responsibly and at scale.

UKs first exhibition of Fairtrade gold

The Fairtrade Foundation, in collaboration with Cox & Power, is delighted to be presenting the UK’s first exhibition of Fairtrade gold and silver jewellery at the launch of the ‘I Do’ campaign.