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When going to school is too dangerous, kids are kept in child labour

12 June 2015

An opinion piece by Anita Sheth, senior advisor, social compliance and development, Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on on June 11, 2015 and is reproduced with their kind permission. "Be...


Peruvian Banana Farmers Adept at Adaptation

15 May 2015

Organic banana farmers in Peru are seeing the effect of climate change and beginning the process of adapting with help from Kaufland, a German chain of super markets, and Fairtrade International.


Cotton Failing Millions of Farmers in Asia & Africa

23 April 2015

Cotton is one of the world’s most important crops in terms of land use after food grains and soy beans. But millions of small-scale cotton farmers are at the far end of a multi-billion dollar textile supply chain that leaves them...


Fairtrade Textile Standard – Public Consultation

30 March 2015

How can the complex textile supply chain be made more fair? Since introducing Fairtrade certified cotton in 2005, Fairtrade International has been working to extend its approach to the entire textile value chain. Our approach to...


Bringing the School to the Mountains

26 March 2015

Scholarship project builds on success of previous partnership to bring educational opportunities to remote areas of Guatemala and help cooperatives improve their management at the same time.


Making Trade Fairer: Trader Standard Revised

12 March 2015

Fairtrade Trader Standard strengthens core requirements and encourages importers, exporters and businesses to move past simple compliance towards greater commitment to sustainable trading practices.


Trade Unions and Fairtrade in Common Engagement for Workers’ Rights

27 January 2015

There are over 210,900 workers in Fairtrade certified hired labour organizations. Fairtrade collaborates closely with trade unions to maximize benefits and encourage workers’ rights beyond the Fairtrade Standards. Today, the...

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