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Celebrating 20 years of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK

- Top celebrities send birthday congratulations Some of the UK’s best-known faces have congratulated the Fairtrade Foundation on 20 years of Fairtrade products in the UK this year.

Fairtrade announces sweeping changes for plantation and estate workers

- New criteria on freedom of association, living wage Fairtrade International has overhauled its Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour to strengthen the position of workers in Fairtrade certified plantations and estates producing tea, bananas and other fruit, cut flowers, herbs, vegetables and sports ball factories.

New Fairtrade gold and precious metals standards published

Fairtrade International is delighted to announce the publication of its new Standards and Premiums for gold, silver and precious metals to help grow the market for small-scale miners around the world and deliver an ethical and responsible source of gold for the jewellery trade.

FAIRTRADE Mark launches in India

Fairtrade India has officially launched in Bangalore this week, with an aim to encourage the sale of Fairtrade products on the Indian market. -Fairtrade India will focus on selling Indian-produced Fairtrade products to the Indian market -Initial Fairtrade products available to buy in India will include tea, spices, coffee, cotton and nuts -Moving beyond south-north trade model, India follows Brazil, South Africa and Kenya into the market

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.

Fairtrade International Annual Report 2012 to 2013

Fairtrade International releases 2012-13 annual report on “Unlocking the Power” Fairtrade International’s 2012-13 annual report, released today, shows strong sales and continued consumer trust, making Fairtrade the label of choice for shoppers around the world. The report is based on the organization’s work in the past year on “Unlocking the Power” of producers and is highlighted by 16 percent growth in the total number of producer organizations compared to 2011.  

Stand up comedian Tony Law fronts Finding Hannah, the wittiest ever Fairtrade coffee campaign

Fairtrade fanatic and award-winning stand up comedian Tony Law will front a two-week coffee campaign and mini-series, Finding Hannah, taking a hilariously funny look at how we all have the power to change the world through buying Fairtrade coffee.