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11 Essential Fairtrade Teas

Tea is traditionally one of us Brits' favourite drinks. Its history goes back to imperial times when tea was a key commodity traded from overseas – at vast expense.

Competition Law Fears - The Hidden Barrier to Living Income

We report on a recent Fairtrade roundtable where business, academia and NGOs met to debate whether competition law is blocking progress towards a living income for cocoa farmers.

Why You Should Care About Sustainable Fashion

Only a tiny percentage of the money we pay for clothes ends up in the hands of those who made them. The fashion industry is notorious for exploiting it’s garment workers and cotton farmers who are often left invisible at the end of a long and complex supply chain.

Fairtrade's Living Income Campaign in Parliament

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only topic in parliament at the moment is Brexit. True, it is taking up lots of time, but it isn’t the only subject under discussion. There have also been opportunities for MPs to raise questions about the new Fairtrade cocoa campaign – She Deserves A Living Income!

Fairtrade coffee farmers choose organic

Anna Pierides, coffee supply chain manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, takes a closer look at why and how Fairtrade coffee farmers are moving to more organic practices.

Choose Fairtrade for Mother's Day

Stuck for inspiration this Mother’s Day? Check out these fantastic Fairtrade options that support mothers around the world.

Brexit Update: Trade Democracy and No-Deal Tariffs

Rather than give you another unverifiable take on what might happen over the next few weeks, this post will focus on two rather more tangible developments – the ongoing debate about how the UK should make trade policy going forward and the government’s plans for tariffs in the event of no-deal.

Our campaign for a fair cocoa trade is just beginning

One of the most inspiring aspects of Fairtrade is how much young people support the cause. Perhaps it’s because the concept of fairness is well understood in every playground; perhaps because children expect those in authority to defend abuses of power; or having grown up with social media, they are the generation most connected with the rest of the world.  

Leadership School Strengthens Women Farmers

The theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day campaign is #BalanceforBetter. A new programme, launched by the Fairtrade Network of Asia & Pacific Producers, aims to improve women’s opportunities and help redress the gender imbalance in agricultural communities.