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  • Miners at TIRA mine Busia Uganda by Ian Berry Magnum

    Fairtrade brings hope to Uganda's artisanal gold mines

    6 January 2017 by Martine Parry. Photograph: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos

    In Uganda communities mining gold are trapped in poverty but now, Fairtrade’s first certified mine in Africa offers a safer, more prosperous future

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    Good cuppa - 10 facts about Fairtrade tea

    14 December 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    What does a good cup of tea mean to you? With the average Briton drinking 876 cups of tea a year, this clearly is a valid question and one to ponder on International Tea Day.

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  • Celebrate Christmas all around the world with Divine Chocolate

    8 December 2016 by Gemma Hood, PR and social media manager, Divine Chocolate

    This year, Divine is celebrating the people who grow the ingredients and the people who enjoy the chocolate from all over the world. With the new Advent calendar, open each window to reveal ‘Merry Christmas’ in languages from 24 different countries where Divine chocolate is sold, made or where the Fairtrade ingredients are sourced. So if you would like to learn how to say Merry Christmas in Twi from Ghana – read on! 

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  • Child holding packet of quinoa

    Can Fairtrade keep young people farming?

    30 November 2016 by Patrick Say

    Who'd be a farmer in 2016? This question is even more pertinent for the children of farmers in developing countries as it is for those of struggling farmers in the UK.

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    10 Fairtrade Christmas gifts ideas

    30 November 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of giving. With just one month to go, we round up a selection of Fairtrade gifts that are not only ideal for Christmas but are a real force for good in the world. Fairtrade makes a tangible difference to the lives of more than 1.6 million farmers and their families in the poorest parts of the world. So whether you are sharing a box of chocolate on a winter’s evening or buying a gift of jewellery for a loved one, choose Fairtrade – and know the producers are getting a fair deal.

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  • Cocoa farming family in Ghana

    Why I want to cheer, not jeer, what is happening with Cadbury and Fairtrade

    29 November 2016 by Barbara Crowther, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Fairtrade

    Our recent announcement about Fairtrade's new partnership with Cocoa Life has certainly generated plenty of interest, including whether the FAIRTRADE Mark is going to be removed from Cadbury Dairy Milk products in May 2017, and replaced by the company's own Cocoa Life scheme and logo. So, is it true?

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  • A table set for Christmas

    Seven tips for a sustainable christmas

    22 November 2016 by Anna Galandzij for the Fairtrade Foundation

    The countdown to Christmas has truly begun. What better opportunity to start a family tradition of giving what is good for our loved ones, the producers and the planet? With some inspirational top tips from Fairtrade friends, and sustainability practitioners, now is the perfect time to step up your shopping game.

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  • British and EU flags

    Not our GDP? Learning from Brexit about inclusive economic growth

    7 November 2016 by Ian Bretman

    Ian Bretman has worked with the Fair Trade movement for more than 30 years. Here he shares his thoughts on what the vote to leave the EU might be telling us and why we need trade and business which works for everyone.

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  • Erica

    Meet the maker - Erica Sharpe

    4 November 2016 by Erica Sharpe

    One of the UK's leading contemporary jewellers, Erica Sharpe, knows how to make every conversation count. She’s now proving Fairtrade gold can become the norm in the jewellery industry – and it’s what shoppers expect.  

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  • Hunger

    The real hunger games - to achieve zero hunger we have to make trade fair

    17 October 2016 by Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand

    What is the role of Fairtrade in ending hunger and achieving food security? Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand shares her thoughts…

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Recent comments

  • Jeff Mccoy on 10 Fairtrade Christmas gifts ideas at 23/12/2016 08:47 very cool suggestion here you shared specially Fairtrade wine, Arniston Bay is most beautiful gift i see.
  • Christine Gent on 10 Fairtrade Christmas gifts ideas at 22/12/2016 03:51 Great blogg, Assisi is not a social enterprise (its better) its a Fair Trade Organisation as recognised by World Fair Trade Organization. Social ...
  • e w on 10 Fairtrade Christmas gifts ideas at 11/12/2016 13:29 nice little selection ,all mainly westernised perhaps a few more utilitarian ethnicy things could help someone just an idea ,well i like one...
  • Adley Parker on 10 Fairtrade Christmas gifts ideas at 10/12/2016 09:30 Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.
  • Jennifer Bartram on 10 Fairtrade Christmas gifts ideas at 08/12/2016 16:58 A great idea and some wonderful gifts