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  • A VSA volunteer and Samoan Fairtrade coconut farmer

    With a little help from our friends: Replanting coconut palms on Savai’i

    22 March 2019 by Astra Rushton-Allan

    For many of us, the idea of living on an island laden with palm trees is something of a dream.

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  • Fairtrade producer N'Guessan Cha Blandine harvesting cassava root

    International Women’s Day 2019: Fairtrade building a Balance for Better

    4 March 2019 by Iain Strachan

    To mark International Women’s Day in 2019, we want to celebrate Bethy Juzga Gargart, an inspirational Fairtrade figure playing her part in progress towards achieving global gender equality.

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  • A coconut grower in Samoa working with Fairtrade

    What is Fairtrade? [Here’s everything you need to know]

    31 January 2019 by Iain Strachan

    Supporting Fairtrade, the most widely recognised ethical label in the world, is your way of making a difference in the fight against economic injustice and climate change.

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  • A sugarcane farmer in Fiji

    Fairtrade is working to sweeten the deal for sugarcane farmers in Fiji

    20 December 2018 by Astra Rushton-Allan

    Sugarcane may not be the first thing that people associate with the tropical vistas of Fiji, but on the country’s two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, sugarcane, or dovu in Fijian, has been embedded in the landscape since the late 1800s.

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  • 12 Days of Fairtrade Treats

    Great Fairtrade gifts for the 12 days of Christmas

    19 November 2018 by Iain Strachan

    Christmas is fast approaching and many of us are facing the same dilemma; what to buy for that special someone who is socially and ethically conscious.


    With the help of our partners and Pacific producers, we’ve curated twelve ethically-made Fairtrade gifts that not only give back to communities in the Pacific but support the businesses that are making a difference.


    From Fairtrade chocolate and coffee to organic cotton and luxury linen, we’ve got something for everyone’s taste and budget.

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  • Marion Ng’ang’a of Fairtrade Africa

    Changing gender inequalities on Kenyan coffee farms

    29 October 2018 by Marion Ng’ang’a of Fairtrade Africa

    Making Fairtrade personal and addressing gender inequalities and economic marginalization is the aim of a project to empower women coffee farmers in Kenya.

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  • The logo of Cafe Organica Marcala in Honduras

    How recycling is helping the environment in Honduras

    22 October 2018 by Katy O'Brien

    Encouraging sustainable business practice is crucial as we seek to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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  • Cocoa farmers

    Cheap cocoa is costing farmers dear

    16 October 2018 by Darío Soto-Abril, Fairtrade International CEO

    Shock, frustration and anger. Those were my feelings after seeing a Fairtrade study in Côte d’Ivoire showing that only 12% of cocoa households earn a living income.

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  • A vendor

    CEO Blog: Farmers deserve a seat at the table

    12 October 2018 by By Molly Harriss Olson, CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand

    Farmers are the people who put food on our plates. So it’s only fair they get a seat at the table when the future of agriculture is under discussion.

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  • Look for the Fairtrade Mark

    Claims vs Certification

    25 July 2018 by Juno Scott-Kelly

    Unregulated Market

    In New Zealand, there is no government regulation around the use of the term  Fairtrade. As such the responsibility is on you to check the validity of claims, particularly if a product does not carry an independent certification mark.  In some cases, products can claim themselves as Fairtrade, fair trade or fairly traded, but can, in fact, be far from it. Greenwashing is often used, by promoting a product as more 'green' and environmentally friendly than what is true.


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