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Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]

January 15, 2019 Continue Reading
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Divine Chocolate acquires stake in Sweden’s Fairtrade market

Divine Chocolate Limited, the international Fairtrade company owned by cocoa farmers, has acquired the assets of Swedish pioneering Fairtrade company, The House of Fair Trade. In August 2018 Divine Chocolate purchased the assets of The House of Fair Trade. The company, based in Gothenburg, has distributed Divine Chocolate in Sweden for the last 15 years.  Telling the inspirational […]

September 24, 2018 Continue Reading
Picture Caption: A giant double doorway was erected on a snow covered Millennium Bridge this morning to reveal a banana farm in rural Panama.
The stunt marked the start of the Fairtrade Fortnight “Come On In” campaign, calling on the public to stand with farmers to close the door on exploitation and break the stranglehold of poverty prices. Celebrity chef, food writer and author Tess Ward was on hand to show her support and give out Fairtrade bananas while passers-by were invited to step onto a Panama banana farm by virtue of a new immersive 360 virtual reality film. Farmer Ketra Kyosiimire from Uganda is also pictured handing out bananas.



FAIRTRADE INVITES BRITISH PUBLIC TO ‘COME ON IN’
Giant double doorway opens onto banana washing station in rural Panama to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
26th February 2018, London: On the day new research  reveals half of Brits are unaware of exploitation in the food chain, a giant double doorway opening onto a scene from a banana farm was unveiled on the Millennium Footbridge, London. 
The stunt marked the start of the Fairtrade Fortnight “Come On In” campaign, calling on the public to stand with farmers to close the door on exploitation and break the stranglehold of poverty prices. Celebrity chef, food writer and author Tess Ward was on hand to show her support and give out Fairtrade bananas while passers-by were invited to step onto a Panama banana farm by virtue of a new immersive 360 virtual reality film. 
This year we collectively chomped through a staggering 820,000 tonnes of bananas, eating on average 100 bananas each. Yet it’s a scandalous reality that millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off, despite working hard to provide the products we love. They face unfairness in global trade that is rooted in centuries of exploitation. 
The banana industry provides employment for tens of thousands of people in Latin America, the Caribbean, south-east Asia and West Africa.  The past 1

‘Come on in’ to Fairtrade Fortnight

Monday 26 February marked the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight, which launched with a consumer event in London asking the public to ‘come on in’ and end exploitation. The campaign began on the same day that results of a survey by Censuswide were published, revealing that around half of the British population is unaware of the […]

February 27, 2018 Continue Reading
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Natural personal care sector sees growth slow in UK

A new report by Ecovia Intelligence shows that sales revenues in the natural and organic personal care market have risen by nearly 30% since 2012, with hair care products being the most popular, with a 5% market share of total hair care products. However, growth is now slowing due to the uncertain political and economic […]

September 5, 2017 Continue Reading
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