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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
    Ethical consumers?

    May 30, 2019 Guest Comment, Opinion

    We are demanding more from our shops, our purchases and the ways that our day-to-day items are produced. Transparency is the buzzword of the year and brands are responding with new labels, ethical commitments and claims from organic to vegan. But which ones to choose? And who can we trust?

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    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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