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 certified fashion brand Soul Space launches its first retail out in Pune

Kolkata-based organic and fairtrade certified fashion brand Soul Space has drawn up plans to expand its foot print across India. On Monday it launched its first retail outlet in Pune. The brand plans to expand in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad taking up the total number of stores to 20 in the current financial year. Along with their own website the brand already has its presence in e-commerce platforms like Myntra, Jabong and Amazon. It is planning to launch 20 more…

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MA’s Kitchen Advocates Continuous Support of Fairtrade to Improve Farmer Livelihoods – Digatha news

Built and grown based on the values of fairtrade, MA’s Kitchen, one of the country’s most trusted food processor highlighted the importance of continuously supporting and integrating fairtrade practices to create better livelihoods in recognition of World Fair Trade Day. Annually celebrated around the world on the second Saturday of May, World Fair Trade Day commemorates fairtrade as a tangible contribution to sustainable development, especially the economic empowerment of small producers through decent working conditions, responsible production practices and better…

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Fairtrade party at Northstead School

Published: 11:22 Saturday 31 March 2018 A Fairtrade Tea Party was recently held at Northstead School. Pupils, parents, grandparents and others gathered together to enjoy Fairtrade tea, coffee, orange squash and sampled homemade Fairtrade biscuits and cakes baked by the school cook. The Scarborough Fairtrade group hosted a stall at the party and there was a raffle of Fairtrade items donated by Newlands Co-op and Proudfoots supermarket. Key Stage 2 pupils carried out interviews at the event to test…

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Town celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

… Fairtrade coffee producer secretary, visited Bexhill and hoisted the new Fairtrade flag … Council passed the Resolution supporting Fairtrade principles of justice and fairness … and fairtrade.org for more information. For more information on Fairtrade Fortnight … Source link

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‘Fairtrade’ status for Mid Sussex village

Lindfield is now officially a Fairtrade Village following a two-year campaign. The village has been awarded the status for its commitment to Fairtrade principles which aim to alleviate world poverty. Several shops and cafes in the village have pledged to sell Fairtrade and fairly traded products and support has been given by Lindfield Parish Council, churches and voluntary groups. Lindfield Parish Council vice chairman Val Upton said: “Lindfield Parish Council is pleased that the village has obtained Fairtrade status. Fairtrade…

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Why buying Fairtrade cotton matters

It’s great that you’re buying Fairtrade coffee and chocolate, but now it’s time to apply that standard to your wardrobe. Today kicks off Fashion Revolution Week, an annual reminder of the terribly dangerous conditions in which most of our clothes are produced. The week, which is meant to be both commemorative and educational, was a response to the Rana Plaza factory collapse that happened five years ago this month and killed over 1,000 people. It’s a good time of year,…

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Asia’s first Fairtrade denim brand makes India debut

After a few years in the denim business, brothers Akshat and Aditya Chaudhary decided it was time to take their passion and commitment for sustainability to the next level. Aizome, said to be Asia’s first fairtrade denim brand, is the manifestation of their philosophy and will be launched online next month. Roots in Japan The name Aizome finds its roots in Japanese culture and literally translates to indigo (ai) dye (zome), also referring to a local tradition that dates back…

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Artex’s commitment to Fairtrade is recognised

Artex Risk Solutions, an insurance manager, was presented with a certificate marking its Fairtrade commitment by Sumatran coffee producer Mahyana Sari, who is also secretary of the KSU Arinagata Cooperative. ‘Fairtrade Guernsey is delighted that Artex Guernsey is the latest business to register with us as supporters of Fairtrade. ‘This means that their decision to use Fairtrade products will bring about real benefits for the producers,’ said Steve Mauger from Fairtrade Guernsey. He said such commitment was key to the…

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Primary pupils hold Fairtrade breakfast to raise funds for twinning project

Pupils from Blackridge Primary held a special Fairtrade Breakfast recently to highlight the fantastic work the school has been doing. The Big Fairtrade Breakfast was held on Friday, March 9 and it also raised money for the school’s toilet twinning project. Read more: Mum and charity campaigner welcomes new £1.5million fund for premature babies Pupils have been raising money to ‘twin’ with a toilet is in Uganda – and they received a special certificate to prove it. The pupils said…

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Fairtrade Organisation enters banana packaging debate

Press Release:-  The National Fairtrade Organization (St Lucia Inc.) is concerned about the growing debate and general misinformation circulating in the country regarding the use of IFCO (Plastic) Trays for the packaging of bananas to the United Kingdom Market. In this regard the NFTO wishes to clarify the realities related to this product which has been in use in the banana industry for many years. IFCO (Plastic) Trays were introduced to St Lucia since the mid 1990’s as an alternative to…

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Fairtrade capsule firm Peak Coffee tastes more regional awards success

An Ashover company selling Fairtrade coffee capsules and accessories across Europe has enjoyed more success in regional business awards. Peak Coffee was named microbusiness of the year by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) East Midlands, while owner Glyn Jones was named Business Person of the Year at the Midlands Business Awards. Retired police inspector Glyn, who runs the company with wife Sue, said: “I’m really pleased, surprised and proud. The judges gave us some nice feedback on how much…

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Atelier Swarovski Promotes Conscious Luxury with New Fine Jewelry Collection Made Using Fairtrade Gold – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

BASEL, Mar. 26 /CSRwire/ – Atelier Swarovski reaffirms its commitment to conscious luxury with its latest fine jewelry collection, launched at Baselworld (March 22 – 27). Made with Swarovski Created Diamonds and Fairtrade Gold, the collection puts sustainability center-stage. The new Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry collection marks the first time the brand has worked with Fairtrade Gold. The 18-karat white gold has been sourced from the Minera Limata Limitada co-operative in Peru through the Fairtrade system, which aims to promote…

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Is it worth paying extra for Fairtrade products?

I’m willing to pay a little more to ensure suppliers are treated fairly, but I don’t want businesses to exploit my generosity to boost their own profits. Is it worth paying extra for Fairtrade products? exit How do you feel about slavery and exploitation? Like most people, I’m not a fan. How do you feel about being ripped off? I hate that too! I’m willing to pay a little more to ensure suppliers are treated fairly, but I don’t want…

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What is Fairtrade and how can I get involved?

(Picture: Getty) If you’ve ever looked into where your food and drink comes from, you’ve likely heard of Fairtrade. The name is pretty self-explanatory, but if you’re not sure of the exact definition, Fairtrade is the practice of giving a better deal to those who grow products. This means better working conditions, fairer pay, and a focus on a sustainable future for farmers. (Picture: Getty) Companies can have their goods certified Fairtrade (which is why you might see the sticker…

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