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 Foundation urges Commonwealth to step up sustainable development action

Group marks the start of Fairtrade Fortnight with a call for Commonwealth leaders to back more sustainable trade practices The Fairtrade Foundation will today mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight with a call for Commonwealth leaders to revamp their trade plans to prioritise poverty reduction and sustainable development. The group will today publish a five point plan that it wants to see Commonwealth governments adopt ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April. Today is the…

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Fairtrade Fortnight to be marked in Orkney

Fairtrade Fortnight to be marked in Orkney For this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, Orkney Fair Trade Group are organising Treasure Hunts “aroond the toon” in Kirkwall and Stromness. Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off this Monday, February 26 and run until March 11. First launched in 1995, the campaign is designed to encourage people to buy products bearing the Fairtrade logo, thereby helping farmers in some of the world’s poorest country’s. This year’s fortnight will…

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Minster congregation joins drive to highlight Fairtrade Fortnight

Published: 11:43 Saturday 24 February 2018 Members of the congregation at Dewsbury Minster will be participating in the annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign which runs from next Monday (26 February) to Sunday 11 March. Members of the Minster are aiming to raise awareness of the availability of goods which have been fairly traded, giving producers in all countries around the world a fair price for their goods and a fair wage for their work. The campaign is promoted by many…

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Kirkcudbright gearing up for Fairtrade Fortnight’s theme of “Open more doors to Fairtrade – Come on in”

Kirkcudbright is gearing up for Fairtrade Fortnight. The town’s Fairtrade group has joined forces with residents and retailers to encourage people to back the scheme that ensures a fairer way of buying food and other goods from around the world. The theme of this year’s fortnight is “Open more doors to Fairtrade – Come on in” and doors are already open in Kirkcudbright as locals and businesses sign up to publicise the event. Posters will be going up with the…

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What is Fairtrade fortnight? 5 great reasons why you should start buying fairtrade products

Fairtrade fortnight kicks off next week to help bring more awareness to shoppers about where the produce they are buying comes from. The nationwide initiative is led by the Fairtrade Foundation and will officially run from 26 February 26 to March 11. But what is Fairtrade? Fairtrade simply means offering fair prices for farmers in the developing world. This enables them to get a sustainable price on the produce they grow and a premium incentive to invest in their own…

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Phone box in Felixstowe helping to promote Fairtrade Fortnight | Latest Ipswich News

PUBLISHED: 19:09 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:09 20 February 2018 Katy Sandalls Jan Garfield, chairman of the Felixstowe Society, and Alan Muchal, chairman of the Felixstowe Fairtrade Forum. Picture: STEPHEN RAMPLEY Archant The Felixstowe Fairtrade Forum has come up with an unusual way of promoting events for the upcoming Fairtrade Fortnight. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. The phone box is being used to promote the Fairtrade…

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Murray State alumnus brings organic, fairtrade coffee to campus – TheNews.org

Story by Bridgette Mcauliffe Photo courtesy of Rhiannon Branch/The News If you’re on campus taking courses at Murray State, you’ve probably bought coffee from Starbooks in Waterfield Library or Business Express in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind Business Building. You’ve also probably noticed that almost every dining location has a different coffee provider, resulting in inconsistent quality and making it difficult for students to find something they like. That’s all changing this semester. Murray State has partnered with a new vendor,…

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Des Plaines Office Equipment works with Alpha Baking Company on assisting in recovering from fire damage – Fairtrade News Today

Des Plaines Office Equipment works with Alpha Baking Company on assisting in recovering from fire damage – Fairtrade News Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for global professionals · Monday, February 19, 2018 · 432,827,467 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools Press Releases Events & Conferences Source link

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How to show your support for the Fairtrade movement in Grantham

With Fairtrade Fortnight just over a week away, local businesses and organisations are being encouraged to show their support. Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation. Jack Odell The independent non-profit organisation aims to change the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. There are currently 4500 certified and licensed Fairtrade products on sale in…

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Council seeking to retain Fairtrade City status

Published: 12:23 Friday 12 January 2018 The council has urged local residents to make a New Year’s resolution to purchase Fairtrade products during 2018 as part of their weekly shopping. Later this year the local authority will be submitting an application to retain the Fairtrade City status it secured last May, and it is appealing for the continued support of residents to achieve that goal. Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council’s Development Committee, explained: “Our award as a…

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Trouble’s brewing: Woodford Green church protests Sainsbury’s move away from Fairtrade | Latest Ilford News

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 November 2017 Rosaleen Fenton The parish of St. Thomas of Canterbury Archant A supermarket in Woodford Green has found itself in hot water with church parishioners over a cup of tea. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Following supermarket chain Sainsbury’s decision to ditch the Fairtrade Foundation mark from their tea, there has been growing unrest amongst supporters in the borough. Now at St Thomas…

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SystemDomain, Inc., Chicago based IT Services firm, Signs Strategic Partnership with PC Matic, leader in IT security. – Fairtrade News Today

SystemDomain has enhanced its product portfolio in Cyber Security and Risk Management by partnering with PC Matic. Understanding and evaluating risk means smarter decision-making in business. Once one have perspective on the risks one can modify your security program and make smart investment in the technology.” — Shubhi Garg, President CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, November 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — SystemDomain, Inc, a leading global information technology and consulting services company, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with…

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Dressmann to become retailer of Fairtrade cotton

29th November 2017, Billingstad Dressmann, one of the leading fashion chains for menswear in Northern Europe, is set to become the world’s biggest fashion retailer of Fairtrade certified cotton when it launches a new range of T-shirts, boxer shorts and socks. The company has also committed to source 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 in an effort to improve social and environmental conditions across its entire supply chain. Fairtrade cotton farmers in India will benefit from increased Fairtrade sales…

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