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Taiwan celebrates the launch of Fairtrade Taipei City

10 June 2015

It’s been a long, eight-year journey but fair trade campaigners in Taiwan are at last celebrating the launch of their capital, Taipei, as an official Fair Trade City. From small beginnings in Taiwan’s only Fairtrade cafe and...

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One month to go until the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference

03 June 2015

On the 4th and 5th of July, 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will attend the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green...

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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.

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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day, 9 May

08 May 2015

As we celebrate World Fair Trade Day around the globe, it is helpful to revisit the Fair Trade Principles. In 2009, Fairtrade International along with the World Fair Trade Organization adopted the Charter of Fair Trade...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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