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Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 19 June 2017 – Today, Fairphone joins representatives from the electronics and jewelry sectors, trade associations, NGOs and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to sign the ‘Agreement on International Responsible Business Conduct of Companies in the Netherlands with Gold or Gold Bearing Materials in their Value Chains’ (Covenant for Responsible Gold).
Liz Earle is delighted to showcase pieces from her award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection in a pop-up window at Liberty London from Monday 19th June – Sunday 2nd July.
Zeddy Rotich is a coffee farmer from Kenya. She’s also a mum of two young children and every day, before taking her children to school and going to work in the fields she used to wake up early each morning, walk to the forest and collect firewood.
No child would dream of forgetting Mother’s Day but dads often go unnoticed. Whether yours is the unspoken hero of the household, the quiet one at dinner or always there for a kick-around, Father’s Day is the time to show you care.
In Volunteer Week we take some time to find out what inspires the dedicated volunteers at the Fairtrade Foundation. You’ve heard of speed dating – have you heard of speed networking?
Fairtrade International congratulates Rainforest Alliance and UTZ on their recently announced merger.
Nestlé has announced it will change the way it sources Fairtrade ingredients for its KitKat 2 and 4 finger chocolate.
Thirteen of the world’s most renowned clothing and textile companies today signed up to a sustainable cotton communiqué, through which they pledge to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.
What’s changing between Sainsbury’s and the Fairtrade Foundation?
The Fairtrade Foundation is not partnering with the new Sainsbury’s Foundation pilot in tea due to fundamental concerns that it falls below the core principles of Fairtrade and particularly because farming groups in Africa felt that it would take control away from them.
We told Sainsbury’s loud and clear: “Your model will bring about disempowerment”.
Would you campaign for fair pay for farmers in the developing world? The Fairtrade Foundation petitions the UK government for fair trade across the globe.
Leading international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain have come together to form Cotton 2040. Convened by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future, with support from the C&A Foundation, this unique cross-industry initiative is driving change by taking collaborative action to scale up and overcome barriers to sustainable cotton uptake across multiple standards, so that more sustainable cotton becomes a mainstream commodity.
Today, 12 May, the Fairtrade Foundation welcomed efforts to close the global agricultural gender divide, as it announced two UK businesses – Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland – have committed £100,000 in funding for an innovative new programme to improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
Five new short videos are released in international celebration.
Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on changes from home sewn clothes to the modern fashion industry, and the complex issues of transparency along the chain.
Safia Minney discusses her book on modern slavery in fashion supply chains and talks about her journey finding out more behind the fashion industry.
In December 2016 more than 1,600 workers from a number of garment factories in Ashulia were sacked for alleged involvement in demonstrations over pay. Many more were arrested and imprisoned for protesting for fairer wages.
The global fashion industry is opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging and desperately needs revolutionary change. Yet one brand, one organization, or one person cannot change this alone; we need all the stakeholders — brands, retailers, producers, governments and consumers — to work together towards a cleaner, safer, fairer, more transparent fashion industry.
BIRMINGHAM, 25th April 2017 – Fairtrade Foundation is pleased to announce today that it will showcase a new e-learning platform for jewellery professionals at FLUX Fair Luxury Conference 2017 in Birmingham