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The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes Oxfam’s report Ripe for Change which highlights the cruel paradox that people producing our food are at risk of going hungry themselves, and calls for a fundamental shift in the way that UK supermarkets do business, to one that is built on greater respect for human and labour rights.
You probably know that Fairtrade wine is a thing. But did you know that Fairtrade wine from Lebanon is the thing? As in, flying off the shelves at around 500 Co-op stores? Charge your glass and allow us to explain the story of Lebanese wine.
The article in the Mail on Sunday (UNfairtrade! Farmers picking ‘ethically produced’ roses sold in Sainsbury’s paid just 48p per hour which is less than the ‘living wage’ set by Fairtrade charity) rightly notes that despite earning above the minimum wage the workers are not yet at the level of a living wage, which remains Fairtrade’s ultimate goal.
It’s time for another round up of Fairtrade products which get a big summer thumbs up from us.
Farmers say the climate emergency is one of the number one threats they face. Millions of farmers around the world who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods are among the worst affected.
Cookies. That you don’t have to bake!
We all love a cup of tea but do you ever stop to think about where the tea that goes into making your favourite brew comes from?
A response to the publication of the draft London Food Strategy by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
Penélope Cruz previews her first fine jewelry collection in Fairtrade gold for Atelier Swarovski on opening night at Cannes Film Festival
The Fairtrade Foundation annual report, showing data and statistics for 2016 to 2017 has been published.
The announcement that Sainsbury’s and Asda plan to merge, means that, if permitted, it will create the biggest supermarket chain in the UK. The new business will have unprecedented power with regard to both consumers and suppliers, and this will bring with it high expectations and responsibilities. In today’s world, businesses have clear duties to uphold the common good and our shared ambitions for a fair, sustainable future.
2018 has seen the return of Divine Chocolate’s Empowering Women bar. Find out how this bar of chocolate helps women cocoa growers in Ghana.
Meet Zaytoun. Founded in 2004 its aim was to create a market for fairly traded Palestinian produce and to reinvest profits back into supporting Palestinian producers.
Shared Interest lends money on fair terms, investing not to make people rich but to enrich the lives of others. Find out how they are making a difference to a women-led shea butter co-operative in West Africa.
At 66 million tons annually, palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil and can be found in almost half of our everyday purchases.
We are asking people to Stand for Fairness and recognise the people involved in trade throughout the supply chain of some of our favourite products. Here are some recipes to enjoy.
The much-anticipated Commonwealth Summit (or ‘CHOGM’) recently took place in London and Windsor – the largest gathering of world leaders ever hosted in the UK.
Four fantastic companies that sell sustainable ethical cotton bed linen, towels and throws made from Fairtrade cotton.
Former Trade Minister and Managing Director of Waitrose Lord Mark Price has been announced as the new Chair of Fairtrade Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
The UK spends £27 billion on clothes each year and there’s no sign that our obsession for fast fashion is slowing down.