The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.

  • another farmer
    14 Jul 2016

    Government urged to take control of food, farming and fisheries

    Fairtrade joins over 80 organisations in signing a letter to David Davis and Theresa May to stress the important implications of Brexit on food and farming.
    With many of the UK’s food and farming policies and subsidies being defined at EU level, the UK government now has an opportunity to reshape these to ensure that taxpayers money is spent for public good.

  • 14 Jul 2016

    Fairtrade welcomes new DFID appointment

    In response to the appointment of Priti Patel as the new Secretary of State for International Development, the Fairtrade Foundation has urged the continuation of vital work to support farmers and workers in lifting themselves out of poverty through more sustainable and fair trade.

  • Cotton farmers
    14 Jul 2016

    Queen awards Fairtrade’s enterprise in development

    Today, 14 July 2016, the Fairtrade Foundation will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2016 by Her Majesty The Queen at a reception in Buckingham Palace.

  • 14 Jul 2016

    Fairtrade welcomes appointment of Secretary of State for International Trade

    At the news that Liam Fox has been appointed as Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade in Theresa May's new Cabinet, Fairtrade called on Dr Fox to ensure that future trade deals do as much as possible to reduce global poverty. 

  • players
    08 Jul 2016

    Give a red card to unfair pay for football workers says Fairtrade

    As the Euro 2016 comes to an end and the Homeless World Cup 2016 players prepare to take to the pitch in Glasgow for the Homeless World Cup, the Fairtrade Foundation called for fair play ideals to be mirrored by fair pay for those who ensure the game can be played - the workers in Pakistan and elsewhere that make their living by making the balls on which the beautiful game relies.

  • 30 Jun 2016

    Jewellers offering Fairtrade gold recognised at the 2016 UK Jewellery Awards

    Jewellers and partners working with Fairtrade gold performed very well at last night’s 2016 UK Jewellery Awards, the premier event of the jewellery industry sponsored by Clogau.

  • 29 Jun 2016

    First Partners For Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme

    The first textile manufacturers to sign up to the new Fairtrade Textile Standard have announced their commitment at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin. The Fairtrade approach is the first of its kind to cover people working throughout the supply chain from seed cotton to finished textile products. In addition, the Textile Programme helps factories and workers to improve their social and environmental impacts.


  • 27 Jun 2016

    Fairtrade calls on supermarket watchdog to do more for farmers overseas

    Today, 27 June 2016, the Fairtrade Foundation responded to the Groceries Code Adjudicator's survey and annual conference.

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