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Homemade with Fairtrade

Join us on a journey of learning and experimenting with the surprisingly large range of Fairtrade sugars from around the world with a particular focus on Mauritius, Belize and Malawi. As well as recipes, tips and cheats, Fairtrade sugar farmers will be giving us a window into their kitchens and homelife.

World Chocolate Day Competition

To celebrate World Chocolate Day we've teamed up with Chocolate and Love to give you a chance to win some delicious Fairtrade chocolate.

Clipper Tea Fairtrade Friday Competition

This competition is now closed. Win a six month supply* of Clipper Everyday Fairtrade Tea.

Bala Football Fairtrade Friday Competition

This competition is now closed.  This Fairtrade Friday, to celebrate the arrival of the World Cup, we've teamed up with Bala Sport to give you the chance to win a Bala Sport Fairtrade football, so that when you play, you'll know that more than just the rules are fair.

Media Centre

If you are a journalist, please contact our press office for information and resources including all the up-do-date news on the Fairtrade Foundation and our work. For media enquiries or interviews, please call 020 7440 7692. To contact an individual in our press office go to our contacts page. Follow our Media team account on Twitter for all the latest updates: @FairtradeUKNews.   For educational use of the FAIRTRADE logo please contact CampaignsArtwork@fairtrade.org.uk. For commercial use of the logo, please email: sue.walmsley-smith@fairtrade.org.uk.

Fairtrade farmers gearing up to address Child Labour

This year the International Labour Organization (ILO) aims to ‘give a #RedCard to Child Labour’. It calls upon the world to accelerate progress towards eradicating child labour, in particular through social protection systems as a key part of the response. The ILO estimates there are 168 million children still working across the globe. On World Day Against Child Labour we realize that while worldwide condemnation of child labour and standards prohibiting it are important, they are only part of the answer to successfully eradicating it.

How to save chocolate

The looming chocolate shortage is making headlines around the globe. Terrible, nightmarish forecasts predict a dark future – a future in which the chocolate we now enjoy will be expensive as caviar, and the rest of us will have to be content with “chocolate” containing so little cocoa that it actually bends.

The future of Fairtrade

Back in 1994, the year that the FAIRTRADE Mark launched in the UK, I was working in southern Africa. After years when civil war seemed inevitable, there was a tangible sense that hope and peace would triumph over despair, as the era of Apartheid came to an end. That same spirit of optimism was present too when three far-sighted brands – Green & Blacks, Cafédirect and Clipper tea – offered the first Fairtrade certified products in the UK.

Setting the Fairtrade Minimum price - about more than just keeping the wolf from the door

Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation, visited Embracoop, a 70-member co-operative close to Santa Marta on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Here he explains why farmers need a fair price for their fruit to earn a sustainable living.