Fairtrade launches unique countdown to Christmas with festive Fairtrade gifts

Get in the festive spirit with Fairtrade’s online advent calendar, each day you could be in for winning a Fairtrade gift! Stunning Fairtrade jewellery, radical pale ale, a month’s supply of popcorn and £100 worth of Fairtrade flowers for Christmas – Fairtrade’s got your Christmas countdown sorted! After a successful first year, the Fairtrade online advent calendar returns to bring a diverse, delicious and divine range of Fairtrade prizes. Each day from 1st December to 24th December you can enter the competition to win a sensational gift to treat yourself…

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Greggs boosts Fairtrade offer with new winter drinks

Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, has increased its wide range of Fairtrade goodies with additions to its winter hot drinks menu. In addition to its existing range of Fairtrade coffees, green and peppermint teas, the new limited edition selection includes Mint Hot Chocolate, Mint Mocha and Salted Caramel Latte – all using Fairtrade ingredients. In the last five years, Greggs’ coffee has seen double-digit growth which the high-street eatery has frequently attributed to its Fairtrade offer of quality coffees. This latest announcement comes just weeks after a high-profile…

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Fairtrade invites schools to bake a difference with gingerbread

Schoolchildren are invited to join the nationwide Fairtrade movement in baking fun, tasty gingerbread biscuits for Christmas. Their gingerbread creations will be sold to raise money to support projects to bring Fairtrade to more farmers and workers, and to deepen the difference Fairtrade makes to their lives. Many of the farmers and workers growing spices like ginger, cinnamon and vanilla don’t earn enough money to support their own families. These spices are often grown on small family farms and making a stable income is fraught with challenge. By using Fairtrade…

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Conference calls for fashion industry to reach critical mass for cotton farmers by sourcing on Fairtrade terms

Delegates at a high-profile conference on sustainability called on the world’s top fashion brands and retailers to include sustainably sourced cotton into their fibre strategy. Extreme poverty that lies at the heart of so many of the fashion industry’s social issues can only be tackled if brands commit to souring the fibre responsibly and at scale. The call to arms came from Chessa Nilsen, Senior Buyer and Sustainability Manager at leading European menswear chain Dressmann, during the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Milan. Chessa Nilsen highlighted Dressman’s recent two-year journey towards…

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Fairtrade sees 8% sales growth in 2017, exceeding €8 billion for first time

Global sales of Fairtrade products rose by 8 percent to nearly €8.5 billion in 2017, generating estimated premiums of €178 million for farmer and worker organizations, Fairtrade International’s annual report shows today. The report, entitled Working together for fair and sustainable trade, also highlights how Fairtrade is ramping up its action to help achieve sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers, at a time when world coffee prices are around 12-year lows. The 2017-2018 report showcases the sustainability scheme’s work to share the benefits of trade more equally: sharpening strategies to…

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