Fairtrade Fortnight

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Essential flies the flag for Fairtade

Essential Trading is celebrating a successful Fairtrade Fortnight where it been – literally – flying the flag for Fairtrade projects and highlighting the Fairtrade products in its range. Essential Trading is one of the largest worker co-operatives in the UK and, says marketing manager, a proud pioneer in the Fairtrade food industry. She says: “It […]

March 10, 2015 Continue Reading
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Get involved as Fairtrade Fortnight gets down to basics

Fairtrade Fortnight is on its way, taking place between 23 February and 8 March, so retailers, get ready to celebrate! This annual event gives retailers an ideal opportunity to highlight Fairtrade goodies with displays, posters, special deals and tastings, and flag up to customers the importance of supporting ethical trading and choosing products that really […]

February 12, 2015 Continue Reading
Becky Sherwood and Jon Inder from Greenlife with journalist Lucy Siegle collecting Fair Trade award By Jon Craig

Greenlife’s a winner with Fairtrade

Jon Inder and Becky Sherwood from Greenlife recently travelled to City Hall in Bristol to receive an award for the store at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The Totnes-based retailer won the Silver Award Best Fairtrade Retailer (Multiple Products) which was presented at a ceremony during Fairtrade Fortnight. The aim of the South West […]

April 16, 2014 Continue Reading
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All’s fair…

Retailers got busy for Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February-9 March), organising window displays, tastings and a host of events to flag up this year’s Make Bananas Fair campaign. Claire Humphreys from Archie Browns, which has stores in Penzance and Truro, was one store that made the most of the event. “Across our two stores and our […]

March 10, 2014 Continue Reading
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‘Billboard of bananas’ highlights human cost of supermarket price wars

A giant billboard made from over 5,000 bananas was unveiled on Clapham Common, London, this week to mark the start of the Fairtrade Fortnight “Make Bananas Fair” campaign, calling on Government to end the bitter supermarket price wars which are trapping thousands of banana farmers and workers in poverty. The UK consumes over five billion […]

February 28, 2014 Continue Reading
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Fairtrade Fortnight goes bananas!

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, taking place from 24 February to 9  March, coincides with the Fairtrade Foundation’s 20th anniversary in the UK and will see the launch of a new stage of its Make Food Fair campaign to transform the banana industry and ‘Abolish the Unfair Banana’. The campaign aims to ensure that the millions […]

November 28, 2013 Continue Reading
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