Fairtrade Starts Search for Global CEO

19 July 2016

Fairtrade International has begun its search for a new global CEO to lead the world’s best-known ethical trade movement and to deliver the organisation’s ambitious global strategy.

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Give a red card to unfair pay for football workers, says Fairtrade

10 July 2016

As Euro 2016 reaches its climax in Paris, teams from all over the world are gathering for the start of this year’s Homeless World Cup where matches will be played using Fairtrade footballs. Fairtrade says fair play should be...

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Building Bridges in Lebanon

07 July 2016

Charbel El Fakhri is Chair of Fairtrade Africa and a wine producer in Lebanon. Here he shares his experiences at the 10th International Fair Trade Towns Conference, recently held in Baskinta, Lebanon. Isaac Newton famously said:...

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First Partners For Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme

28 June 2016

The first textile manufacturers to sign up to the new Fairtrade Textile Standard have announced their commitment at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin. The Fairtrade approach is the first of its kind to cover people working...

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168 million child workers: we must work with communities to stop exploitation

12 June 2016

by Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor on Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a...

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Boost for Cocoa and Sugar Farmers as Ferrero Increases its Fairtrade Commitment

08 June 2016

Italian confectionery company Ferrero will double the amount of cocoa it purchases from Fairtrade farmers – to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. Ferrero also announced a new collaboration with Fairtrade on cane...

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Farming Superheroes to the Rescue!

06 June 2016

Marike de Peña is Chair of Fairtrade International and director and co-founder of Banelino banana cooperative in Dominican Republic We’ve all got our own favourite superhero. Not necessarily the muscle-bound titans of...

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