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Blooming futures of flower workers and their families

The flower industry employs a largely female workforce of poor, less educated and therefore vulnerable workers. Over the past years, conditions have vastly improved for workers in many countries, but there are still many challenges. 

A taste of real Brazil: coffee from Fairtrade co-operative CAFESUL

Brazil grows about a third of all coffee, making it by far the heavyweight champion of the coffee-producing world. Carlos Renato Alvarenga Theodoro from the Fairtrade-certified coffee co-operative CAFESUL reflects how Fairtrade has helped farmers find their fortunes by investing in top quality production.

Tapping in to change - Fairtrade and water

Around 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to good quality water. Rachel Wadham reflects on meeting Kenyan tea farmer Teresa Kurgat, and learning about the many benefits access to clean drinking water has brought to her and the local community.  

10 facts about food security

In the UK, we drink around 70 million cups of coffee daily and eat on average 5 billion bananas a year. Millions of smallholder farmers supplying our breakfast tables are food insecure, missing meals or going hungry a year-round. We've put together 10 facts on food security.

Egg-cellent Fairtrade Easter

If you thought you had grown out of Easter, then think again. We've rounded up a selection of Fairtrade eggs that suit adults and children alike - all available on the high street. Fairtrade chocolate makes a real difference to the lives, and futures, of over 179,800 farmers in the developing nations. A chocolate treat that contributes to making trade fairer. Makes sense to us! See if we can tempt you...

Since we joined Fairtrade everything has changed

Sebastian Lander reflects on his trip to Colombia to meet Fairtrade farmers.

Putting an end to child labour in supply chains

A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not surprisingly, they were rejected and told they were far too young to be employed - that it would be “child labour.”

The Unusual Suspects: 10 Fairtrade products you might not have heard of

From sun cream to raw chocolate mulberries, lipstick to gin – here’s a quick rundown of some Fairtrade products you might not have come across.

10 top tips on how to shop better

Read our top tips on how to buy, wear and dispose fashion better.