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2014: a year to create change

Michael Gidney, Chief Executive at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on the progress made so far and the challenges we face in the campaign to make all trade fair.

Gold design awards: winning piece created

It’s been really exciting to see the progress made by Fairtrade Gold since its launch in 2011. In 2015, for example, year on year volume sales were up more than 400%.

What's the last thing you'd expect to see in a cocoa growing region of Cote D'Ivoire?

For Cat Rayner, Fairtrade employee of 15 years, it was a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra), something she sees only too frequently in her hometown of Hitchin, Hertfordshire but an unexpected sight in this part of the world. There was the dancing too, but that’s another story!

Fairtrade Gold: A journey from Mine to Maker photographed by Ian Berry

British photographer Ian Berry has seen much of the world during his career at Magnum Photos. His lens has brought into focus harsh realities from the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 to conflict, famine and apartheid. Now he turns his lens to the exploitative scene of artisanal gold mining.

Why Fairtrade invests in the farmers and workers of tomorrow

When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.

Speed Networking: have you met our volunteers?

In Volunteer Week we take some time to find out what inspires the dedicated volunteers at the Fairtrade Foundation. You’ve heard of speed dating – have you heard of speed networking?

Fairtrade in the words of Liz Earle MBE

Liz Earle’s award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection, Fair and Fine, in currently on display in a pop-up window at Liberty, London for two weeks until 2nd July. Here she tells us why she believes in Fairtrade.

Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits

Zeddy Rotich is a coffee farmer from Kenya. She’s also a mum of two young children and every day, before taking her children to school and going to work in the fields she used to wake up early each morning, walk to the forest and collect firewood.