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Chocolate made with real love

Dragons’ Den winner the Raw Chocolate Company on how it set off on a mission to offer chocolate that ticks all boxes

Gold: A precarious existence

Victoria Waugh recounts her trip to Peru to meet Fairtrade gold miners.

Making history with Kenyan gold

The hot, dry air and golden African light envelopes us as we begin our winding journey around Lake Victoria to Migori, a small Kenyan community close to the Tanzanian border.

Is it time for Fairtrade milk (again?)

Shoppers in Asda in Stafford must have got a shock when they encountered two Friesian cows in the supermarket aisle. Following further price cuts from milk processors, dairy farmers have recently escalated their protests to a Milk Trolley Challenge removing their product from shop shelves because the price no longer even covers the cost of production.

A vote for Fair Trade

With the General Election imminent, the outcome remains highly uncertain. What could we expect from a new government from Fairtrade’s point of view? Campaigners have been attending hustings and asking questions on doorsteps across the UK, asking that whoever is in Downing Street, the concerns of Fairtrade farmers and workers will be at the top of the agenda.

The Cooperative confirms its commitment to Fairtrade

Last Saturday, I travelled to Manchester to attend the Co-operative Group’s Annual General Meeting, the first one in its history to be held under a one-member-one-vote system.

On birds Fairtrade and sustainability

I started Cafeology just over 10 years ago.    My inspiration for the business came during a trip to a coffee roaster in Holland, where I was introduced to the Max Havelaar Foundation – an organisation that licenses the use of the Fairtrade Certification mark on products in the Netherlands. This piqued my interest in starting a company with similar ethics in the UK, and so Fairtrade formed part of Cafeology’s foundations.

An open letter to the new UK Government

Dear Prime Minister, A new Government is always an opportunity to build brave new ideas about making our society and our world a better, fairer and more sustainable place to live.

A trip down memory lane with Pippa Small

Pippa Small MBE, Fairtrade and ethical jewellery designer, reflects on meeting first Fairtrade gold miners, after winning the Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year category at the UK Jewellery Awards 2015.