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Fairness is often touted as one of the great British values. But new research released today by The Fairtrade Foundation challenges this, revealing that Brits don’t always play as fair as they’d like to think.
Thousands of children in primary schools will be hosting the UK’s first Fairtrade Bakesale Party, to celebrate Fairtrade’s 20th birthday this autumn.
Continued 15% growth in the market, more support and services for farmers and workers
Fairtrade urgently calls for the EU and Kenyan government to find a solution which guarantees continued duty-free access for Kenyan cut flower imports, to protect the livelihoods of thousands of Kenyan flower workers and their families, before 1 October deadline.
Retailers, jewellers, designers, goldsmiths and casting houses have signed up to take part in the Fairtrade Foundation’s bridal campaign ‘I Do’ next spring 2015.
The Fairtrade Foundation is calling for couples of faith to play a vital role in trade justice when they marry.
Churches and faith groups have taken the lead in promoting Fairtrade goods over the past 20 years, but the job is not done, and the Fairtrade Foundation is now asking the religious community to encourage brides-to-be to choose wedding rings made from Fairtrade gold as part of their commitment to social, environmental justice and the principles of fair trade.
Fairtrade welcomes a commitment to Fairtrade, but would ideally like to see it go further
Fairtrade International has launched a public consultation on its Standard for Gold and Associated Precious Metals for Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to explore how Fairtrade can best tackle new regulation and legislation in the gold industry.
Three special guests from Peru will speak at events across the UK as part of a nationwide push tagged ‘I DO’ to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation.
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. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.