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Dear fashion brands, what are you waiting for?

Fashion brands, we have some questions for you. It's been three years since Fairtrade launched its Textile Standard and Program so workers in the industry can enjoy better wages and conditions. But the big players in the fashion business are still reluctant to sign up. Why?

Decent work and a decent income. It’s not much to ask, is it?

There’s a saying in English: “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Put simply, it means that if people collaborate, they can often achieve more than if each person worked on their own.

Can I manifest Fairtrade Organic bananas in my neighborhood in DC?

Fairtrade’s Marketing & Accounts Manager Alli O’Connell shares her audacious goal to get Fairtrade bananas in her neighborhood grocery store.

There’s only one way out of the global coffee crisis. Pay more.

The global coffee industry is facing an unprecedented price crisis which not only threatens our daily cup of the black stuff but also - far more importantly - jeopardizes the livelihoods of millions of small-scale growers around the world. Coffee traders, roasters and retailers must face the fact that not paying a fair price to farmers risks the future economic sustainability of the global coffee business.

Serve Up Fairtrade Goodness This Summer

The summer cookout is a seasonal institution, but among the assortment of burgers, grilled veggies and cold treats, you can’t help but notice the dissonance. Here in the United States, summer signals a time to take a break from school or work to relax in leisure. But for the farmers and workers growing our food, summer brings irregular weather patterns, natural disaster and the sting of unsustainable prices.

Celebrate World Chocolate Day!

Sunday, July 7th is World Chocolate Day. While this sweet treat is loved by many, chocolate has a not-so-sweet side that people often forget. Take a crash course in cocoa this World Chocolate Day and join us in educating friends and family about the origin of chocolate and the people behind our favorite treat.

Fairtrade is far from finished.

Fairtrade response to Guardian Long Read article 'Is fair trade finished?'

Protecting Farmers From The Climate Crisis: A Fairtrade Priority

Fairtrade announced a partnership to explore the viability of offering climate risk insurance to Fairtrade smallholder farmers.

10 Fairtrade Sugar Facts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Did you know June is National Candy Month? While candy and sweets can get a bad reputation for their sugar content, there’s no denying that we all like to indulge in a sweet treat every once in a while. If you’re going to moderate your sugar intake, might we suggest thinking about the impact your favorite candy has on the environment and other people as well as your own body?  Here are ten facts about sugar for you to ponder before your afternoon snack break.  

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