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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 response to International Development Committee report

Responding to the publication of the International Development Committee’s report on DFID’s Economic Development Strategy Tim Aldred, Head of Policy at the Fairtrade Foundation said:

Response to Sainsburys Fairly Traded Pilot

The Fairtrade Foundation is pleased to see greater detail and progress in Sainsbury’s Fairly Traded pilot, demonstrating the retailer has listened to concerns raised by the Fairtrade movement. 

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.