Latest News

The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.

Who’s going to pay to end child labour in West African cocoa?

19 October, 2020

Dario Soto Abril, CEO Fairtrade International, explains why fair trade must become the norm rather than the exception to tackle child labour in West African cocoa production.

Fairtrade secures funds to protect future cotton supply chains

7 October, 2020

Scheme will support most vulnerable cotton famers during Covid-19 and help keep our favourite clothes on shop shelves.

Why we should keep choosing sustainable fashion that boosts incomes for farmers and workers

Feel good about your fashion by choosing eco-friendly outfits that benefit the people who make our clothes and limit our impact on the planet’s resources.

Fairtrade Relief Fund assists producers hit hard by the COVID pandemic

25 September, 2020

Fairtrade producer organisations in 55 countries are benefitting from the €2.1 million Fairtrade Producer Relief Fund that is helping thousands of farmers, workers and their communities cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

New modern slavery measures: ‘an important step in the right direction’ says Fairtrade Foundation

23 September, 2020

Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the UK Government’s new measures to hold businesses and public bodies accountable for tackling modern slavery.

Amazon’s new ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ program helps Fairtrade consumers to choose the world they want

Fairtrade today announced that it is participating in Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly program, making it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products on Amazon, including many Fairtrade-certified goods.

Fairtrade Foundation solidifies commitment to human rights and urges companies to step up due diligence action

22 September, 2020

Companies in the UK must intensify their efforts to tackle human rights violations in global supply chains, Fairtrade Foundation has said, as it pledges to advance human rights principles in business.

Fighting poverty and making trade fair must be priorities for new Foreign and Development Office, says Fairtrade

2 September, 2020

Eradicating global poverty should be a central aim of the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), says Fairtrade’s CEO Michael Gidney.


28 August, 2020

On Banana Lovers Day today, Fairtrade is celebrating the UK’s love affair with bananas and a strong performance with nearly a quarter of bananas sold in the UK certified as Fairtrade.