Fairtrade has changed [conditions] a lot... women and men now have the same rights. There are regular working hours, fixed leave days, and significantly improved safety regulations.Rosemary Achieng, supervisor, Panda Flowers Farm, Kenya
News and Features
Article posted: 29 Jul 2016
The US-based Spanish-language website Telemundo has published a web documentary called "Harvest of Misery" which reports that child labour, poor working conditions, low pay and inadequate ...
Article posted: 19 Jul 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.
Press release posted: 10 Jul 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.
Article posted: 7 Jul 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.
Press release posted: 28 Jun 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 ...
Article posted: 12 Jun 2016
A remarkable story emerged from Berlin recently when five children aged 10 and 11 approached high street fashion outlets asking for a job, saying they were willing to work long hours for low pay. Not ...
Press release posted: 8 Jun 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 ...
World Fairtrade Challenge – more than 1.8 million coffee lovers join the world’s largest coffee break
Press release posted: 16 May 2016
From New Zealand to Poland, from South Africa to Spain – between 13 and 15 May coffee lovers in 50 countries across the globe got together and drank a staggering total of more than 5.6 million cups ...
Article posted: 21 Apr 2016
Coffee farmers in Mexico are recovering from leaf rust disease and increasing their resilience to climate change thanks to a project by Fairtrade, CLAC and Lidl Germany.
Press release posted: 11 Apr 2016
Coffee lovers around the world are being urged to get together to drink a record amount of Fairtrade coffee and show their support for farmers hit by climate change during the World Fairtrade ...
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