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Mayor George Ferguson and the Mayors from Lebanon with the Bristol Resolution.

Inspiration and Challenge at ‘Best Ever’ International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Bristol

20 July 2015

240 delegates from 20 countries across the world gathered in Bristol on the 4th and 5th of July for the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference to explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the city’s European Green...


Fairtrade Speaks at UN Meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

13 July 2015

Fairtrade took part in the United Nations meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last week, calling on decision-makers to make sure that Fair Trade principles, and the voices of smallholder farmers and workers are...


Response to fire in community surrounding Fairtrade mining co-operative MACDESA

07 July 2015

Over 300 houses were destroyed and infrastructure damaged in a devastating fire which swept through the community surrounding newly certified Fairtrade mine MACDESA in Peru on the afternoon of 4th July 2015. Our thoughts are with...


Celebrating the impact of Fair Trade Towns

03 July 2015

This weekend (July 4 and 5), representatives from countries across the globe – from the Czech Republic to Colombia, from Ghana to Germany – will join together to celebrate and help shape the future of the international Fair Trade...


Empowerment in Action: Annual Fairtrade General Assembly

30 June 2015

Producer representatives from India, Mauritius and the Dominican Republic were among those to have their say on how Fairtrade is run, as they took part in our annual General Assembly in Bonn on 18-19 June.


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...


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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