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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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
Sebastian Lander reflects on his trip to Colombia to meet Fairtrade farmers.
If you’re a lover of baking, what better way to enjoy your Fairtrade ingredients than whipping them up into your favourite cake.
The countdown to Christmas has truly begun. What better opportunity to start a family tradition of giving what is good for our loved ones, the producers and the planet? With some inspirational top tips from Fairtrade friends, and sustainability practitioners, now is the perfect time to step up your shopping game.
Our recent announcement about Fairtrade's new partnership with Cocoa Life has certainly generated plenty of interest, including whether the FAIRTRADE Mark is going to be removed from Cadbury Dairy Milk products in May 2017, and replaced by the company's own Cocoa Life scheme and logo. So, is it true?
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.