About the Author

Emily McCoy

Freelance writer, specializing in Fairtrade and organic
A passionate advocate of sustainable development in ethical and environmentally friendly production, Emily McCoy has worked for the Fairtrade Foundation and the Soil Association, focusing on promoting a mutually beneficial relationship between producers and consumers.

Articles by Emily McCoy
Emily McCoy
  • guest-blogs
    Learning how to cope with an international pandemic

    May 21, 2020 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Resisting a strong urge to bury my head in a hole for the last six weeks, it’s been amazing to see the positive changes people are making in their lives.

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    Coffee and climate

    November 28, 2019 Guest Comment, Opinion

    The climate emergency is here, and for farmers it’s more real than anyone. While many activistsare taking to the streets calling for action …

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    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.

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    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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