It is part of the standards, that women should be empowered... If a woman is empowered, then the house will also be empowered, economically and socially.Elizabeth Chepkwony, coffee farmer, Kabngetuny cooperative, Kenya
News and Features
First Partners For Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme
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 ...
168 million child workers: we must work with communities to stop exploitation
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 ...
Boost for Cocoa and Sugar Farmers as Ferrero Increases its Fairtrade Commitment
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 ...
Mexican Coffee Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
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.
Fairtrade Invites Coffee Lovers to Join the First Ever “World Fairtrade Challenge”
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 ...
New Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme Aim to Protect Workers in the Textile Industry
Press release posted: 22 Mar 2016
Fairtrade’s new Textile Standard and Programme are designed to tackle the challenging working conditions by extending the Fairtrade approach to the entire textile supply chain.
International Fair Trade Towns Website is Live!
Article posted: 21 Mar 2016
Since the Fair Trade Towns movement began, more than 1,750 towns in 26 countries have taken the pledge to push for a better deal for farmers and workers. A new website will help broaden collaboration ...
European Commission and Fairtrade International join forces to drive sustainable development
Article posted: 18 Mar 2016
Fairtrade International has been chosen as one of the European Commission’s strategic partners for the next five years to help deliver a better deal for small-scale farmers and workers round the ...
African cotton farmers, Fair Trade call for inclusive action on textiles
Article posted: 15 Mar 2016
The Fair Trade Advocacy Office, in cooperation with the Association of African Cotton Producers, has launched a position paper at the Cotton Forum taking place in Paris calling on the European Union, ...
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