Fairtrade Blog

  • Why Fairtrade invests in the farmers and workers of tomorrow

    27 June 2017 by Mike Gidney, Fairtrade CEO

    When Fairtrade began, more than twenty years ago, we were a response to the scandal of poverty in global supply chains.

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  • Fairtrade in the words of Liz Earle MBE

    22 June 2017 by Liz Earle MBE

    Liz Earle’s award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection, Fair and Fine, in currently on display in a pop-up window at Liberty, London for two weeks until 2nd July. Here she tells us why she believes in Fairtrade.

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  • Zeddy - coffee farmer in Kenya

    Fairtrade projects cope with climate change: from biogas to carbon credits

    16 June 2017 by Susannah Henty

    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. 

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  • 10 sunny sizzlers for a fairer summer

    15 June 2017 by Harri Gurney-Hill

    It’s June and to bring in the sunshine, Harri from the Fairtrade Supporter Team rounded up a selection of summery Fairtrade products and asked a few of the team to try them out. 


    Here’s what we thought. 


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  • Go bananas for Fairtrade

    Speed Networking: have you met our volunteers?

    7 June 2017 by Fairtrade Foundation volunteers

    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?

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  • Fairtrade tea farmers in Malawi

    FAQs about Sainsbury's Foundation and Fairtrade

    23 May 2017 by the Fairtrade Foundation

    What’s changing between Sainsbury's and the Fairtrade Foundation? Under a new proposal from the retailer, Sainsbury’s own-brand Extra Strong, Green Tea, Red Label and Gold Label ranges will no longer be Fairtrade certified, whilst some of its premium range Fairtrade teas including Taste the Difference and Organic will continue.  From what we understand, the non-Fairtrade certified own-brand ranges will become part of the retailer’s new “Fairly Traded” range ...

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  • Tanzanian coffee farmer

    Make YOUR voice count

    19 May 2017 by Rebecca Turner, campaign manager, Fairtrade Foundation

    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.

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  • World Fair Trade Day

    Five ways to help make trade fairer

    11 May 2017 by Emily McCoy, Fairtrade Foundation

    It’s World Fair Trade Day (13th May) and campaigners, food lovers and supporters across five continents are joining together to recognise the people involved in trade throughout the supply chain of some of our favourite products.

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  • Worker with cotton

    Spare a thought for countless faceless farmers and workers making your clothes

    29 April 2017 by Subindu Garkhel, Fairtrade Foundation

    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.

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  • Slave to Fashion front cover

    What do you know about modern slavery in fashion

    28 April 2017 by Safia Minney, Founder of People Tree and managing director of Po-Zu (ethical footwear company)

    Safia launches her new book 'Slave to Fashion' during Fashion Revolution Week. The book discusses modern slavery in fashion supply chains and goes through Safia's journey finding out more behind the fashion industry.

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