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Festive Fairtrade gifts for Christmas

Minced pies, Christmas lunches, baubles and present wrapping! Yes, the festivities are upon us. Here’s a handful of exciting and scrumptious ways you can add a handful of hearty jingle to your celebrations.

10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in 2015-16

What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard? How many farmers and workers are now part of the Fairtrade movement? We round up 10 things you might not know about Fairtrade in the last year.

5 TIPS TO DEEPEN IMPACT IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Over the last three years, the Fairtrade Foundation has partnered with businesses on a range of innovative projects to deliver even greater impact for farmers.

Brexit: Trade deals are about to be rewritten, let’s make them fair

A few weeks ago history was made when the UK decided to leave the EU. The impact on business, the grocery industry and the Fairtrade movement in particular, could be profound. What will happen to the single market? What will happen to our food prices? After all, food security was one of the main reasons the European common market was set up and businesses have been following its rules of trade for decades.

Drinks that do good

2016 is a big year for brands looking to tap into the growing health conscious audience. And the soft drinks market is ripe and for the picking. As the pioneer in fairly traded soft drinks, Natural Beverages Co., celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Fraser Johnston explains how the company combines innovation with their Fairtrade values.

Paris climate talks are failing smallholder farmers

A report published this week by Oxfam has criticised the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

Conscious consumer

The quest for fair, conscious fashion is coming out of the shadows. This is evidenced by the rise of movers and shakers committed to producing in a sustainable way that is good for both people and the planet. Ahead of Organic September, designer Zoë Gale considers the need for Fairtrade and organic fashion, and explains how each of us can get involved.

How to have a dairy free and Fairtrade Easter

Options for those seeking dairy-free chocolate this Easter can be limited, but one company is bucking the trend and showing that you don’t have to sacrifice ethical credentials in the hunt for dairy-free.

Move over for Fairtrade Africa

Eileen Maybin, Senior Media Adviser – Special Initiatives at the Fairtrade Foundation, reports from the Africa Fairtrade Convention.