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Every four years, Australians are reminded of that remnant of British imperialism, the Commonwealth. And every four years, we ask ourselves the same question: is the Commonwealth really relevant?
Actor and activist Emma Watson has adopted Good On You’s brand ratings, created with the help of Fairtrade ANZ, as her benchmark for sustainable and ethical fashion choices.
We are excited to announce the release of the 2017-18 Fairtrade ANZ annual report.
After already dropping below production costs, coffee prices have now reached historically low levels, threatening the livelihoods of millions and putting the future of one of the world’s most-loved commodities at risk.
A multi-country survey shows that a majority of shoppers, including those in Australia and New Zealand, are familiar with the Fairtrade Mark and believe it reflects their personal values.
This July saw the official launch of Fairtrade ANZ’s engagement with the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) in Samoa. The program is the result of a partnership between Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fairtrade ANZ, Krissy Company Ltd. (Krissy Co.) and Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association (SCFA) which aims to develop a new Fairtrade organic coconut cream product for Australian and New Zealand markets. This project aims to increase incomes for 200 smallholder coconut farming households on the rural island of Savai’i and create over 30 new jobs for local Samoans.
On Fairtrade International’s anniversary, we look back on what we’ve all achieved so far, and look forward to building the Fairtrade of the future.
This weekend saw 5,500 New Zealanders joining in a country-wide celebration of the difference Fairtrade is making for farmers and workers worldwide. Events ranged from a Guinness World Record Attempt for ‘largest group of people dancing with bananas’, to pedal-powered banana smoothies, banana triathlons and bake-offs.
How many of us truly know who grows the coffee we consume? Did you know that many coffee farmers also don’t know who consumes the coffee they grow? The journey of a single coffee bean is turbulent, covering thousands of kilometres, going through many processes along its voyage. It is exposed to a range of environments, with the potential to alter its flavour and profile, before it finally reaches that morning cup.