Fair Trade

Welcome to our Fair Trade Blog Section.

The Fairtrade Foundation was set up to help producers in poorer countries get a fair price for their work. So when you buy something with a Fairtrade logo on it, you know that a fair amount of the money is going towards helping the community where it came from. This extra money is usually put into things that can help the local community – like bicycles to help workers travel to work or new wells to provide water.

Fairtrade is a simple yet incredibly important idea – it’s all about giving the people who produce the things you buy a fair price for their work.This may seem obvious, but lots of people in poorer countries have to sell their goods at prices so low that they can’t make a decent living.

Often, only a tiny bit of the money you pay for something goes to the person who actually made it! This happens a lot when we import things from poorer countries. Did you know that nearly half the people in the world live on less that £2 a day?

There are many everyday foods and products that you can buy with Fairtrade. All are easily identifiable with a special Fairtrade sticker..

Below is the latest news and information blogs about Fair Trade.

Fairtrade ready to help food firms move to self-certification

… the Fairtrade mark," said Lord Mark Price, chairman of Fairtrade Foundation … role of Fairtrade moves on. The role of Fairtrade is to help … with input from Fairtrade. Sainsbury's replaced the Fairtrade mark on … they were receiving under the Fairtrade scheme. Fairtrade said it championed what … Source link

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Fairtrade ready to help food firms move to…

Fairtrade ready to help food firms move to self-certification By Reuters Published: 15:17 EDT, 10 October 2018 | Updated: 15:17 EDT, 10 October 2018 By Ana Ionova LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The Fairtrade Foundation said on Wednesday it wanted to help food companies create their own schemes to ensure farmers in developing nations were treated fairly, even if the firms want to drop the Fairtrade mark. In return for using its logo, Fairtrade sets standards to ensure companies pay…

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Bexhill to join Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations

Bexhill will be playing host to a special guest from Indonesia next month as part of national Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations. Mahyana Sari, the elected secretary of the coffee producing cooperative KSU Arinagata, will be hosting a presentation about the difference Fairtrade makes around the world at the St Mary Magdalene Hall, in Bexhill, from 2pm to 3.30pm on Friday, March 2. Earlier the same day she will be holding a session with Bexhill College A-Level students to discuss economics, politics…

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Shoppers in Leamington and Warwick encouraged to support ‘Fairtrade fortnight’

Shoppers in Leamington and Warwick are being encouraged shop Fairtrade. The Midcounties Co-operative, which has stores in Cape Road in Warwick and on the Parade in Leamington, is encouraging shoppers to put Fairtrade in their food shop and will also be educating local children during this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight. Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs on February 26 to March 11, is an annual event that supports underpaid farmers and food producers in developing countries and inspires people to change the way…

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Melrose businesses all set for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published: 12:23 Friday 23 February 2018 Fairtrade Fortnight begins on Monday – and Melrose will be playing its part. Fairtrade is one of the most widely recognised ethical labels in the world and one that has paved a more conscious way of shopping since it started more than 22 years ago. Fairtrade Fortnight aims to challenge Borderers to open more doors to Fairtrade and help close those on the exploitation facing people who produce…

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North Ayrhsire has Fairtrade status renewed for two years

North Ayrshire has had its Fairtrade Zone status renewed for another two years following its commitment to the principles of the fair trade movement. The good news came as the annual ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ got underway earlier this week. This year, the themed campaign runs until Friday, March 9. Fairtrade Zone status is awarded to an area which makes a commitment to support and use products with the Fairtrade mark. Read More North Ayrshire’s accolade was initially awarded in 2014 after…

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‘Meet the Fairtrade Producer’

… from Fairtrade producer and Chairman of WOFFA (WSSS Organic Farmers Fairtrade Association … committed to actively supporting Fairtrade. Activities during Fairtrade Fortnight are a great … part in a Fairtrade Quiz for one of three Fairtrade hampers. The … Source link

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Don’t miss golden opportunity to help Fairtrade farmers

People in East Dunbartonshire are being offered a priceless opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade Gold. An exhibition is touring the area this month to raise awareness of the world’s first independent ethical certification system for gold. As well as displaying informative photographs, the exhibition will explain how Fairtrade Gold improves the lives of miners and stops exploitation. The exhibition started on Monday, October 1, and is being held for a week in each location (during opening hours) The…

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Fairtrade Fortnight celebration planned

… celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fairtrade Fortnight in Gosport. A reception … . An exhibition, celebratory cake and Fairtrade refreshments will also be available … list of events planned for Fairtrade Fortnight, people can go to … Source link

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Hardgate Primary kids hand over Fairtrade event proceeds to Castle Douglas Scouts

Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe See our privacy notice Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Great donation Pupils at Hardgate Primary raised money through a Fair Trade assembly, coffee morning and baking done in school, all with Fair Trade ingredients. They decided to donate the £150 proceeds to the Castle Douglas Scouts who are raising money for 10 of their members to go on a trip to Kenya to…

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Town Hall flies Fairtrade flag

… flag to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. Matt Wilkinson, chairman of Fairtrade Eastbourne, said … than 74 countries participating in Fairtrade.” The Fairtrade Mark is an independent … to display the Fairtrade Mark it must meet international Fairtrade standards. These … Source link

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Praise for Fairtrade Contribution to local Sugar Sector

The Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) has been able to secure premium sugar prices with help from its affiliation with EU-based social movement, Fairtrade Sugar. Fiji’s Fairtrade Cane Producers’ associations are part of the grower associations that are affiliated to Fairtrade globally. They were set up in Fiji, in 2012, to promote the interests of Fijian sugar cane farmers. FSC is primarily involved in the negotiation and sale of sugar. The Fairtrade premium of US$60 (FJ$128.55) per tonne is paid directly…

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St Andrews Fairtrade committee angry over lost signs

A war-of-words has broken out in the Royal Burgh with one community group blaming another. St Andrew’s Fairtrade Town committee say both the community council and Fife Council have removed their ‘Fairtrade Town’ signs, with a further claim that this was done without any consultation. The town has held it’s Fairtrade status since November 2005, something it’s hugely proud of, and, to advertise that achievement, had signs erected, proclaiming its award. Now, chair of the group, Peter Robinson is asking…

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