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I am often intrigued by people who claim that big changes in our society ‘can’t be done’.
Can’t be done? Really? Why not? After all, did someone forget to tell the suffragettes that voting rights for women ‘can’t be done’? Did Martin Luther King give up just because someone told him that civil rights “is just impossible”? Of course not.
Three years on from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, Carry Somers asks when will the fashion industry start to take responsibility for its actions?
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In the UK, we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee per day, it is a lucrative multi-billion pound business. However, a closer look at the supply chain shows coffee is a complex and often an unfair affair for the person behind every bean – the farmer. Fairtrade drives a fairer, more sustainable way of trading.
Today, 1 April 2016, the new Government set minimum wage level for over 25s comes into force, in a rebranding exercise that now calls it a National Living Wage.
On Wednesday 20 April, the Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting a Twitter Q&A with Safia Minney MBE, founder of the pioneering Fairtrade fashion brand People Tree. Join the chat and post a question to Safia using the hashtag #FTchats.
If you’re a lover of baking, you’ll already be hooked on the new series of The Great British Bake Off and feeling inspired to hit the kitchen!
From the Green Revolution to organic farming. In the heart of India, cotton growers have led the way in rejecting harmful chemicals and GM-seeds, working with nature, rather than against it.
The launch of the Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns this summer is a much needed boost for poor farming communities around the world.
Gold. A symbol of love, right? Look behind the glitz, and the reality is not so glamorous. Fairtrade works to change this by bringing miners and jewellers together to regulate the industry.
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.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.