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Ian Bretman has worked with the Fair Trade movement for more than 30 years. Here he shares his thoughts on what the vote to leave the EU might be telling us and why we need trade and business which works for everyone.
The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of giving. With just one month to go, we round up a selection of Fairtrade gifts that are not only ideal for Christmas but are a real force for good in the world. Fairtrade makes a tangible difference to the lives of more than 1.6 million farmers and their families in the poorest parts of the world. So whether you are sharing a box of chocolate on a winter’s evening or buying a gift of jewellery for a loved one, choose Fairtrade – and know the producers are getting a fair deal.
One of the UK's leading contemporary jewellers, Erica Sharpe, knows how to make every conversation count. She’s now proving Fairtrade gold can become the norm in the jewellery industry – and it’s what shoppers expect.
This year, Divine is celebrating the people who grow the ingredients and the people who enjoy the chocolate from all over the world. With the new Advent calendar, open each window to reveal ‘Merry Christmas’ in languages from 24 different countries where Divine chocolate is sold, made or where the Fairtrade ingredients are sourced. So if you would like to learn how to say Merry Christmas in Twi from Ghana – read on!
Chocolate. Milk or dark with Cornish sea salt? Behind every luscious chocolate bar and treat we devour throughout the year, there are six million people globally who depend on growing cocoa for their livelihoods. Fairtrade has breathed a new lease of life into entire cocoa farming communities in the poorest parts of the world.
What is the role of Fairtrade in ending hunger and achieving food security? Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand shares her thoughts…
It’s National Chocolate Week, a celebration of fine quality chocolate in the UK. It’s the perfect time to savour delicious Fairtrade chocolate and discover new flavours to cherish.
Visiting Fairtrade certified co-operatives is one of the most tangible ways to connect with farmers and see first-hand the impact of Fairtrade. Visiting farmers can also provide invaluable insights into what our future work will look like. Justin Avern, Head of Media at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on his first visit to Fairtrade cocoa co-operatives in Cote D’Ivoire.
Farming communities, especially in developing nations, are increasingly feeling the brunt of climate change. Indeed,
suggests that 2015 was the warmest on record. Catalina Jaramillo, climate officer from CLAC, Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers, reflects on the UN climate change talks in Paris he attended, as part of the Fairtrade International delegation.
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.