Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 invites you to Come On In

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 will challenge the British public to open their doors to Fairtrade and help close the door on the exploitation facing the people who produce the things we love to eat, drink, and wear. The nationwide celebrity fronted campaign ‘Come On In’ will run from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March and will invite you to come in to the world of the people who grow our food to see what life can be like when farmers and workers aren’t paid fairly. The campaign will also explore…

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2018: Fairtrade invites you to ‘Come On In’

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 will challenge the British public to open their doors to Fairtrade and help close the door on the exploitation facing the people who produce the things we love to eat, drink, and wear. The nationwide celebrity fronted campaign ‘Come On In’ will run from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March and will invite you to come in to the world of the people who grow our food to see what life can be like when farmers and workers aren’t paid fairly. The campaign will also explore…

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Fairtrade Jewellery Design category in Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards

Submissions are now open for the Fairtrade Jewellery Design category of the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Awards 2018, sponsored by Ethical Jeweller Ingle & Rhode. The 2018 awards include a new Fairtrade category for ethical jewellery designers. Entrants are asked to design a fine jewellery ring, pendant or pair of earrings that are sympathetic, symbolic and supportive to the natural world and global preservation issues. The design should be a one-off exclusive jewel, cast and hand finished in 9ct, 14ct or 18ct Fairtrade gold (white, yellow or rose, or…

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Drink to your Health this January, National Hot Tea Month

I wanted to include this because I am a big tea drinker, but I think it also gives us a chance to think about how some producers treat their workforce and about the importance of iniatives such as Fairtrade when considering your tea. The holidays may be over but there’s still much to celebrate this January with National Hot Tea Month and the third annual National Hot Tea Day on January 12, 2018. The Tea Council of the USA encourages tea-lovers across the nation to take this opportuniTEA to share the unique ways they like…

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Dressmann to become world leading retailer of Fairtrade cotton

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. Dressmann 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 and plan to invest in education projects and increasing environmentally friendly production. “We are proud to be…

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