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THE NEW “WOMEN’S WORK”: TOWARD MORE EQUAL PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS

On the island of Savai’i in the Pacific nation of Samoa, Perise is a respected leader of a coconut producers association – but she defied the odds to get there.

Coffee growers in PNG invest in quality improvement technology

In early June, Fairtrade launched the project “Coffee quality improvement though wet coffee mills” in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

Fashion Revolution Day calls Global brands to account

Thousands of people across 68 countries will today challenge fashion brands to do better for the farmers and factory workers who make their clothing.

Reflecting on the Legacy of the Late Phillip Toyne

Fairtrade Board Member, Kim McKay AO, shares her reflections on the late Phillip Toyne, AO.

Vanilla farmers first to bring Fairtrade Certification to Tonga

Fairtrade ANZ is pleased to announce that the Vanilla Growers Association of Vava’u have achieved Fairtrade certification.

Who made my clothes - Fairtrade joins the Fashion Revolution

Dr. Rossitza Krüger, the Textiles Manager at Fairtrade International writes about Fairtrade’s new initiative aims to improve the working conditions, wages and rights of textile workers and farmers at all stages of production.

Good for Business Women and Development

Encouraging women's involvement in primary production can have massive financial benefit, a new study by the Fairtrade Foundation has found.

FAIRTRADE BRANDS SECURE TOP SPOTS IN ETHICAL FASHION REPORT

Fairtrade brands have once again received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according a new report released today. 

Fairtrade responds to A Matter of Taste Report

A report released this week reinforces the strength of certification systems such as Fairtrade as robust mechanisms to help end exploitation, especially child and forced labour in the chocolate supply chain. Among all certification schemes operating in the cocoa supply chain, the report ‘A Matter of Taste’ scored Fairtrade the highest overall. The report acknowledged the significant impact of certifiers and businesses in addressing critical issues such as unacceptable labour practices of children in the sector. However, we consider that its limited scope, brevity and methodology do not fully reflect the extent of Fairtrade’s work into building a robust, comprehensive and proactive approach to address and prevent child and forced labour, including human trafficking.

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