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How Fairtrade is Tackling Child Labour

It’s the silent scourge of our globalized trade system: roughly 152 million children trapped in child labour, many of them working inside the global food chain. How can we eliminate child labour once and for all?

7 min read | June 7, 2021

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‘We all need a healthy planet to thrive’ – Q&A with Fairtrade’s Climate Advisor

A Q&A with Fairtrade’s Climate Advisor on our mission to tackle climate change.

5 min read | June 3, 2021

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From Rana Plaza to a sustainable fashion future

A Q&A with Fairtrade’s Senior Cotton and Textiles Lead, Subindu Garkhel.

4 min read | April 27, 2021

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World Children’s Day: Investing in our future means investing in our children

What has to change, and change quickly, if we are going to build a fairer, safer and more sustainable future for the next generation.

4 min read | November 20, 2020

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New graduates of the Women’s School of Leadership in Côte d’Ivoire forge a new path for women cocoa farmers

In Côte d’Ivoire, women and men are working together to break down gender stereotypes in cocoa farming communities, and building up a new model of women as entrepreneurs and leaders.

6 min read | July 14, 2020

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6 Reasons Why Choosing Fairtrade Chocolate Makes a Difference

Think all chocolate is the same? And what about all the different sustainability labels you find on supermarket shelves? Think again…

4 min read | July 6, 2020

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COVID-19 risks driving more children into child labour

by Fairtrade International. The COVID-19 crisis is a disaster for millions of children. On World Day against Child Labour we…

3 min read | June 12, 2020

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How coffee farming is supporting the indigenous population of Guatemala

In Guatemala, indigenous people make up around 40% of the population, most of whom are of Mayan descent.

3 min read | August 7, 2019

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Shoppers are demanding sustainable options – are companies getting on board?

More and more of us are expressing our values through our everyday shopping. We increasingly demand more information about what goes into our food and other purchases, where they come from and how they are made.

3 min read | May 7, 2019

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Six ways Fairtrade is empowering women

At Fairtrade, we continue to promote gender equality in sectors that have long been male dominated. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are six ways Fairtrade is pressing for progress and empowering women:

3 min read | March 7, 2018

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