About the Author

Emily McCoy

Media Officer, Fairtrade Foundation
A passionate advocate of sustainable development in ethical and environmentally friendly production, Emily McCoy works for the Fairtrade Foundation. She has worked with several charities focused on promoting a mutually beneficial relationship between producers and consumers, including the Soil Association.

Articles by Emily McCoy
Emily McCoy
  • guest-blogs
    The harsh reality: helping farmers move towards a living income

    February 7, 2019 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Each year for two weeks in February and March Fairtrade puts a spotlight on trade through Fairtrade Fortnight. It is a chance for people up and down the UK to stand together and show their support for farmers and workers and a way to highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.

  • guest-blogs
    Make sure it’s an ethical Christmas

    November 28, 2018 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Each year the run-up to Christmas starts earlier and earlier. Retail calendars are planned well in advance, Black Friday has become a popular fixture in the diary and even mince-pies are on sale in September. It’s all heavily focused on shopping and buying, but as ethical trends continue to rise, we need to adapt to […]


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