What is Fair Trade? International Fair Trade Charter defines vision for a fairer world

Many people use the term “fair trade”, but what does it actually mean? Today, more than 250 organizations around the world are uniting to launch an International Fair Trade Charter that sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Business as usual will not deliver the step change needed to meet the SDGs, adopted by the world’s nations on 25 September 2015 amid a fanfare of optimism, and whose third anniversary is being marked today in New York…

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Co-op backs Fairtrade with brand new wine collaboration

The world’s biggest Fairtrade wine retailer and the UK’s biggest South African wine brand have joined forces to create a major new Fairtrade wine, supporting vineyard workers on the ground in developing countries. To further extend its commitment to Fairtrade, Co-op has teamed up with the Kumala wine brand to create an entirely new product which meets the strict Fairtrade standards. In addition to these standards, Fairtrade-certified wine farms need to pass stringent tests safeguarding workers’ rights and living conditions.     Through Fairtrade, growers are guaranteed a fair price for…

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