Fairtrade

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.

World Chocolate Day: How Co-op is helping female farmers to sell Fairtrade chocolate bars worldwide

[ad_1] A community enterprise is empowering women in West Africa to produce and sell chocolate and become future leaders a year after it was launched. Co-op helped set up the Fairtrade Africa’s Women’s Leadership School project, which works with women in cocoa farming groups in Ivory Coast, in Spring 2017. The project hopes to empower the women as future leaders. It aims to encourage the younger generation to be cocoa farmers as many are choosing to move to the city…

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mwb Fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank AG (MWBG.DE) Key Developments

[ad_1] <!– Mwb Fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank H1 Profit On Ordinary Activities At Between EUR 700,000-800,000 –> <!– –> Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018 05:03am EDT  July 3 (Reuters) – MWB FAIRTRADE WERTPAPIERHANDELSBANK AG ::FOR H1 EXPECTS PROFIT ON ORDINARY ACTIVITIES TO REACH EUR 700,000-800,000.H1 NET FEE AND COMMISSION INCOME OF BETWEEN EUR 2.1 MILLION AND EUR 2.2 MILLION (PREVIOUS YEAR: € 2.5 MILLION).MWB FAIRTRADE WERTPAPIERHANDELSBANK – EXPECTS H1 TRADING RESULT TO DECREASE TO BETWEEN EUR 6,800 THOUSAND AND EUR 6,900 THOUSAND.  [ad_2]…

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Region renews Fairtrade status – Pocklington Post

[ad_1] Published: 15:10 Saturday 23 June 2018 The East Riding has renewed its status as a Fairtrade county, helping to improve the lives of farmers and workers in the developing world. The Fairtrade status has been renewed until 2020 thanks to the work of the Fairtrade East Riding Network (FERN), an active voluntary group of which East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a member. FERN works across the East Riding to develop awareness of, and support for, Fairtrade. Issued…

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University gains Fairtrade University and College Award

[ad_1] Oxford is now a Fairtrade University after securing accreditation under the new Fairtrade University and College Award Scheme. The Fairtrade Foundation announced the result today. It marks a big step forward in ensuring the people who produce the University’s food and drink get a fair cut of the proceeds. The new scheme sets stretching actions which will take the University several years to achieve. Fairtrade certification is something students have asked for and the student body were closely involved…

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East Riding renews its Fairtrade status

[ad_1] Published: 16:57 Sunday 17 June 2018 The East Riding has renewed its status as a Fairtrade county, helping to improve the lives of farmers and workers in the developing world. The Fairtrade status has been renewed until 2020 thanks to the work of the Fairtrade East Riding Network (FERN), an active voluntary group of which East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a member. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade…

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Fairtrade calls for action child labour

[ad_1] Monday, 11 June 2018, 3:48 pmPress Release: Fairtrade More than 151 million children are caught up in child labour world wide: Fairtrade calls for action at a local level This World Day Against Child Labour (June 12) is a sharp reminder for New Zealanders to demand businesses eradicate child labour from their supply chains as part of a move towards a fairer world, says Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson. Children as young as five are…

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Forth Valley College football tournament achieves Fairtrade goal

[ad_1] Published: 09:30 Thursday 31 May 2018 Forth Valley College played host to a special football tournament recently to promote health, fitness and the Fairtrade ethos. The event, which took place in FVC’s Falkirk Campus, was organised by NC Sport and Fitness students from the Department of Care, Health and Sport, who ran the Fairtrade Awareness Indoor Football Tournament to help their own educational development as well as get the word out to others about the importance of Fairtrade.…

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Push for North Lanarkshire to become Fairtrade Zone

[ad_1] Published: 11:11 Wednesday 30 May 2018 A public meeting will take place in Croy next week with the aim of moving North Lanarkshire forward to become a Fairtrade Zone. This follows an exploratory meeting which was held in the Muirfield Centre, Cumbernauld, earlier this month that was organised by organised by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum and Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirikintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald. At the meeting it was decided to hold an inaugural meeting in the…

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

[ad_1] 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…

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

[ad_1] 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…

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Fairtrade party at Northstead School

[ad_1] 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…

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Town celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

[ad_1] … 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 … [ad_2] Source link

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‘Fairtrade’ status for Mid Sussex village

[ad_1] 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.…

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Why buying Fairtrade cotton matters

[ad_1] 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…

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