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When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.
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?
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.
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.
It’s June and to bring in the sunshine, Harri from the Fairtrade Supporter Team rounded up a selection of summery Fairtrade products and asked a few of the team to try them out.
Here’s what we thought.
In this recipe Tony Rodd, owner of London based restaurant Copper & Ink , combines two of the most popular Fairtrade ingredients to create a sumptuous delight for chocolate lovers.
An annual week dedicated to the most delicious and most extravagant chocolates is music to many ears - but buying Fairtrade means your luxury doesn't come at the expense of cocoa farmers around the world.
In Uganda communities mining gold are trapped in poverty but now, Fairtrade’s first certified mine in Africa offers a safer, more prosperous future
Safia launches her new book 'Slave to Fashion' during Fashion Revolution Week. The book discusses modern slavery in fashion supply chains and goes through Safia's journey finding out more behind the fashion 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.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
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 future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.