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Worldwide Fairtrade Sales rise by one third in 2005

28 June 2006

New figures released today reveal that global sales of Fairtrade Certified products have reached € 1.1 billion mark in 2005. This represents an increase of 37% over 2004. All product lines expanded their markets, especially...

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Barbara Fiorito elected Chair of FLO Board of Directors

01 June 2006

The Board of Directors of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International is pleased to announce that Barbara Fiorito was elected Chair of FLO’s Board at its May 18th meeting in Bonn, succeeding Simon Pare who served from...

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Marks & Spencer switches to fairtrade coffee and tea

03 March 2006

On the 6th of March, the first day of the Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK, Marks & Spencer announced that it is converting all its coffee and tea to Fairtrade, and extending its range of Fairtrade products to cotton. Marks &...

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The FINE Platform presents "Fairtrade in Europe 2005"

01 February 2006

The members of the FINE platform, the four principal European and International federations for Fair Trade (FLO, IFAT, NEWS and EFTA) commissioned a survey to evaluate the presence of Fairtrade in 25 European countries. The...

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FLO and SNV have established a strategic partnership

01 December 2005

Together we hope to contribute to sustainable poverty alleviation by enhancing access to export markets on Fairtrade terms for disadvantaged producers and workers in developing countries and by strengthening their producer...

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World trade rules still not fair

30 November 2005

In contrast to the statements by several governments who hailed the WTO’s Ministerial conference as a success, the members of the FINE platform, the four principal European and International federations for Fair Trade (FLO, IFAT,...

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