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Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, explains how we’re all connected to the often invisible farmers and garment workers who make our clothes.
To mark the launch of Fashion Revolution Week, the Fairtrade Foundation is calling on more fashion and apparel brands and retailers to set a deadline by which they will deliver living wages in their supply chain.
Let’s raise our teacups to celebrate all the growers around the world who plant, nurture, pick, and process our favourite cuppa!
Helen Dennis, Policy and Advocacy Manager, The Fairtrade Foundation, said: “We welcome the announcement from the UK Prime Minister of investment in a new initiative to support women entrepreneurs.
Fairtrade organisations across the Commonwealth have come to together to call on heads of government to prioritise fair trade.
What would we do without our favourite sweet treat, a cup of cocoa at bedtime, or a chocolate egg at Easter? Many of us cannot imagine a world without chocolate but it is a very real possibility.
Atelier Swarovski will present its first fine jewellery collection in Fairtrade Gold at jewellery show Baselworld, benefitting miners and the environment in Peru.
Each year the Fairtrade Foundation (and other organisations) invite Fairtrade farmers and workers to visit UK schools, businesses and supporters as part of the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. Adam Gardner shares his reflections after saying goodbye to this year’s visitors.
Over the past few weeks, campaigner groups up and down the country have been donning banana suits, whipping up cake sales and getting creative for Fairtrade Fortnight.
The Commonwealth has largely dropped out of our collective consciousness as a body of influence and prestige, with many regarding it as historically compromised or associated with a contested vision of post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’.
Rosemary Achieng a Fairtrade flower farmer from Kenya talks about how the Gender Committee has changed her life.
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:
UK shoppers continue to show their support for Fairtrade, with new independent sales figures revealing that retail sales for Fairtrade grew by 7% in 2017, alongside increased business engagement.
Try Anna Jones’s delicious muffin recipe – the addition of Fairtrade ingredients really give you something to cheer about.
Giant double doorway opens onto a banana washing station in rural Panama to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018.
Ahead of the Commonwealth Summit meeting and at the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 the Fairtrade Foundation is calling on Commonwealth Heads of Government to put fairness at the heart of their trade plans by committing to ending poverty wages, support more women into positions of economic strength and leadership and sign up to end the scourge of modern slavery.
For every banana to every coffee bean that is sold on Fairtrade terms, a bit more money goes to the community.
Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research, The Fairtrade Foundation said: “The Government’s decision not to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to cover farmers in developing nations is a serious missed opportunity. “While it is welcome that the Government has acknowledged the unsatisfactory nature of many trading relationships, it is disappointing…
Roses are red, violets are blue, and we at Fairtrade couldn’t do it without you
The challenges facing farmers and workers are painfully real, and the solutions require a long-term commitment, strong standards, a dedicated support network and a passion for justice. On all fronts, Fairtrade is up for the fight.