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One month to go until the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference

On the 4th and 5th of July, 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will attend the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green Capital events programme.

Special Achievement Award for Fairtrade Patron Allegra McEvedy MBE

Chef, food writer, broadcaster and Fairtrade Patron, Allegra McEvedy MBE has won the Special Achievement Award at the Footprint Awards 2015, an annual event that celebrates companies and individuals that lead the way on sustainability in the foodservice and hospitality sector.

PIPPA SMALL AWARDED ETHICAL JEWELLERY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AT THE 2015 UK JEWELLERY AWARDS

Thursday 18 June 2015   Jeweller Pippa Small MBE has won the Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year category at the 2015 Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards last night.

Co-operative confirms ambitions to lead on Fairtrade

Following the Co-operative Group's Annual General Meeting, at which a members' motion that called for a recommitment to Fairtrade was passed, Euan Venters, Commercial Director at Fairtrade Foundation, says: "We are delighted that the Co-operative Group has re-confirmed its ambition to lead the way on Fairtrade.  

Fairtrade contributes to a fairer world for farmers

Fairtrade responds to an article in the Financial Times, which highlights the costs and challenges of fair trade   Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, says: Fairtrade is much more than "an appealing idea" for the 1.5 million farmers and workers in developing countries, who are empowered by it to get a fair deal and to build a better, more sustainable future for their families and communities (Mind the fair trade gap, Financial Times, 29 May).

The True Cost

While clothing prices hit rock bottom with a T-shirt costing as little as £1.50, the human and environmental costs are sky rocketing in the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry.

Fairphone joins forces with key players to source gold responsibly

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 19 June 2017​ – Today, Fairphone joins representatives from the electronics and jewelry sectors, trade associations, NGOs and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to sign the ‘Agreement on International Responsible Business Conduct of Companies in the Netherlands with Gold or Gold Bearing Materials in their Value Chains’ (Covenant for Responsible Gold).

Queens speech

The Fairtrade Foundation responds to the inclusion of a Trade Bill in the Queen’s Speech today on Wednesday 21 June.

Liz Earle Fairtrade Jewellery Collection at Liberty London

Liz Earle is delighted to showcase pieces from her award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection in a pop-up window at Liberty London from Monday 19th June – Sunday 2nd July.