Fairtrade, Fairtrade13.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The objective is clear: people producing organic goods must earn enough to live on. But do importers in fact pay prices that enable the producers and the workers in the fields and plantations to have a decent standard of living? If the answer is that they often don't, what does that mean for the specialist organic trade?
Fairtrade, Fairtrade02.09.2016 Redaktion
For years, Israel has been trying to drive Palestinian farmers off their land by restricting agriculture. “Canaan Fair Trade” is a farming project, that wants to support local small-hold farmers by helping to grow resistant organic crops, buying products to above market prices and finding markets for the produce.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade25.07.2016 Editor
Chocolate is seen as one of the fair trade movement’s biggest success stories. In recent years, three of the world’s biggest chocolate producers have made at least one of their iconic brands with fairtrade chocolate.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade04.07.2016 Editor
Pact Organic, makers of premium organic and Fair Trade Certified basics, announced its launch in 460 participating Target locations across the United States, according to PR News Wire
Fairtrade, Fairtrade29.06.2016 Editor
Continental Clothing Company, a leading UK-based wholesale t-shirt manufacturer, is to launch a new range of Fairtrade organic cotton t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts under its new label Fair Share, explains Eco Textile.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade21.06.2016 Editor
In 2015 the Swiss bought 520 million CHF (522 million USD) of fair trade products with the Max Havelaar label last year.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade21.06.2016 Leo Frühschütz
Conventional tropical fruit for German supermarkets is being produced under horrifying ecological and social conditions.This is the picture presented by the development organisation Oxfam in a report dealing with pineapple production in Costa Rica and banana production in Ecuador. Criticism is also directed at the Rainforest Alliance that certified several of the plantations under investigation.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade25.05.2016 Editor
GEPA is an enterprise that practices 100 per cent fair trade business. Therefore, any surplus is exclusively re-invested in fair trade.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade23.05.2016 Editor
The 15th Fair Week will take place from 16 to 30 September 2016. This year, the event will focus around the effects of fair trade.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade19.05.2016 Editor
This year, the Bolivian Embassy highlighted Fairtrade organic coffee grown by small-scale Fairtrade coffee farmers during the Open Day of the embassies in Washington DC that attracted over 30,000 visitors.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade21.03.2016 Editor
The Fairtrade Foundation will increase its investment in business innovation between 2016 - 2020.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade07.03.2016 Editor
Since the 1980’s, Tradin Organic have been active in sourcing organic cocoa and is developing new projects each year. In 2015, some of the new origins added to the project list were Peru and Sierra Leone.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade07.03.2016 Editor
The start-up Happy Coco trades in new, innovative coconut products. The firm was founded in October 2014 in Amsterdam by Arjuna van de Kooij and Hans-Marcus Röver.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade26.01.2016 Editor
At the Green Week in Berlin, Nature & More launched its True Cost of Food initiative, a campaign to include all the external costs of food production in the price.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade19.01.2016 Editor
The value of overall ethical sales grew by 8 per cent up to £38 billion, during a period when inflation barely rose above 0.5 per cent, according to the new Ethical Consumer markets report.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade29.09.2015 Karin Heinze
The Central American Coffee Import and Export GmbH, abbreviated to Mitka, imports fair trade coffee from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and, above all, Nicaragua. For 30 years Mitka has striven, maintaining direct contact with producers, to practise fair and sustainable trading with the producers.
On 4 - 5 July, 300 delegates from 18 countries across the world will attend the 9th International Fair Trade Towns conference in Bristol.
While clothing prices hit rock bottom, the human and environmental costs are sky rocketing in the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry.
Milano Fair Cuisine is an initiative that aims at promoting ethical consumption in restaurants.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade13.05.2015 Karin Heinze
Sri Lanka is a small country and for a long time the people had other worries than where to buy organic products. But the Good Market project in Colombo shows that there is growing demand for organic food, natural cosmetics and sustainably manufactured products.
The Fairtrade Foundation joined coffee roasters, cafés and other exhibitors at the London Coffee Festival. Businesses that support the UK Coffee Week include Starbucks, which is currently celebrating five years of serving 100% Fairtrade espresso-based drinks.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade08.05.2015 Karin Heinze
The Morgenland brand has been established in the wholefood trade for more than 30 years and offers a comprehensive range of nuts, dried fruit, conserves and coconut products. In Sri Lanka, a group of organic traders were able to see for themselves how cropping and processing are organized.
Green & Black’s Organic is unveiling its biggest ever integrated marketing campaign to support the introduction of a new format, the most notable since the brand launched 24 years ago.
The Fairtrade Foundation has just published their report Sugar Crash - How EU Reform is endangering the livelihoods of small farmers.
Fairtrade, Fairtrade10.03.2015 Karin Heinze
Last year, natural cosmetics for the first time generated (€1.009bn). This represents growth of 10 % for the entire natural and organic cosmetics market and a market share of 7.8 %.