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Fairtrade International refutes core alleged evidentiary claims made by Bloomberg’s new article of December 23rd

23 December 2011

Bloomberg article “Fairtrade Proving Anything But in $6 B market” published earlier today claims that the Fairtrade movement is prioritising the interests of its corporate partners at the expense of the development aims for...

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Fairtrade response to Bloomberg article

16 December 2011

Bloomberg article “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton” published yesterday draws attention to the plight of “enfants confies”, foster children common across West Africa. The article highlights the...

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Commitment to Sugar Sweetens Life for Farmers and Communities

05 December 2011

Azúcar, Zucker, sucre, sugar. Whichever way you say it, this tiny everyday ingredient plays a big role in many people’s lives, from the yo-yo dieting consumer right back to the sugar cane farmers and their families and it’s one...

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Asia Pacific Coffee Forum: Continuing the Work in Coffee

05 December 2011

Caramel, chocolate, spicy, nutty, winey, earthy and floral. Can you distinguish among the many flavour notes and aroma’s typical of different coffees from around the world? Knowing coffee isn’t only for the connoisseur, but...

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Experts Advise Fairtrade Way Forward in Textiles

27 October 2011

Third Multi-stakeholder Forum on Fairtrade’s Approach to Exploring Standards in the Textiles Supply Chains for Fairtrade Certified Cotton

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Talking Coffee in El Salvador

25 October 2011

Nearly 400 coffee supply chain actors gathered in El Salvador in October for Sustainable Harvest’s annual Let’s Talk Coffee event. It was the first opportunity for open discussion between the global Fairtrade system and...

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Revised Standard brings new opportunities for Fairtrade cotton farmers

24 October 2011

Fairtrade International is introducing a revised Fairtrade Standard for Cotton, including new Fairtrade Minimum Prices, effective as of 15 October 2011. Fairtrade seed cotton sales began with a pilot project in 2005 in West...

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