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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 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).
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.
The Co-op has been announced as the sponsor for the Fairtrade Foundation’s Fairtrade Schools Award for the new academic year 2017-2018.
From September 2017, the Fairtrade Foundation is teaming up with the National Union of Students to pilot a new Fairtrade Award for Universities and Colleges across the UK.
MINISTERS MUST ENSURE PROPER SCRUTINY POWERS FOR ALL PARLIAMENTARIANS, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS
Last night, The Fairtrade Foundation launched an ambitious new investment opportunity to over 100 delegates including donors, funders, businesses and celebrity ambassadors at a conference Fairtrade Gold: Future Innovations.
Professor Bob Doherty has been appointed as a new Trustee of the Fairtrade Foundation.
Fairtrade makes history today (21 September 2017) when it announces the first ever shipment of African Fairtrade gold from Uganda, with a select number of pieces made from the precious metal expected to go on sale in stores in time for Christmas.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.