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 %.
The estimated retail value of sales of Fairtrade products were £1.67 billion (about €2.26 billion) in 2014, down 3.7% year-on-year.