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Fairtrade contributes to a fairer world for farmers

Fairtrade responds to an article in the Financial Times, which highlights the costs and challenges of fair trade   Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, says: Fairtrade is much more than "an appealing idea" for the 1.5 million farmers and workers in developing countries, who are empowered by it to get a fair deal and to build a better, more sustainable future for their families and communities (Mind the fair trade gap, Financial Times, 29 May).

The True Cost

While clothing prices hit rock bottom with a T-shirt costing as little as £1.50, the human and environmental costs are sky rocketing in the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry.

Beyonce Topshop comment

The story about low wages and poor conditions facing garment workers who produce Beyonce’s Ivy Park gym range in Topshop is sadly not an exception in the fashion industry.”

Statement on the situation facing workers of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic

Fairtrade remains concerned about the lack of legal status and adequate visa system for workers of Haitian descent working in many sectors of the Dominican economy. We believe that the best way to support them is to continue providing those within the Fairtrade system with essential extra finance and support to help them in the legalisation process, thereby ensuring that they continue to have access to higher wage earning opportunities.

Fairtrade comments on supermarkets milk price war

Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Fairtrade Foundation, comments on the ongoing milk price war.  

One month to go until the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference

On the 4th and 5th of July, 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will attend the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green Capital events programme.

Special Achievement Award for Fairtrade Patron Allegra McEvedy MBE

Chef, food writer, broadcaster and Fairtrade Patron, Allegra McEvedy MBE has won the Special Achievement Award at the Footprint Awards 2015, an annual event that celebrates companies and individuals that lead the way on sustainability in the foodservice and hospitality sector.

PIPPA SMALL AWARDED ETHICAL JEWELLERY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AT THE 2015 UK JEWELLERY AWARDS

Thursday 18 June 2015   Jeweller Pippa Small MBE has won the Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year category at the 2015 Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards last night.

Christmas with a Fairtrade twist

If you are out shopping for the Fairtrade fan in your life we’ve got a few great ideas of presents which will put a smile on their face on Christmas morning. We’re highlighting a number of them during our Fairtrade Christmas campaign this month but there’s such a massive range that we couldn’t fit in, so here’s a few!