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Don’t Ditch Fairtrade

  On Saturday 28th October four members of Keswick Fair Trade Campaign stood outside Sainsbury’s in  Cockermouth:  they talked  to customers and collected signatures on a letter to the store manager.  The letter called attention of the manager to the concerns of those who shopped......

Keswick Fairtrade, Sainsbury’s and Cadbury

The Keswick Fair Trade Campaign are concerned about a recent development announced by Sainsbury’s which is the world’s largest retailer of Fairtrade products. Four Sainsbury’s executives met farmers from some of Africa’s biggest tea-growing co-operatives in Nairobi last month. Fairtrade certification establishes strict rules to......

Fairtrade International Welcomes Merger of Rainforest Alliance and UTZ

7 June, 2017 Fairtrade International congratulates Rainforest Alliance and UTZ on their recently announced merger. In particular, the further lessening of compliance and auditing demands for farmers and workers currently certified under the two schemes. “On behalf of the entire Fairtrade system, I want to......

Nestlé Adopts Fairtrade Sourcing Program

5 June, 2017 Nestlé has announced it will change the way it sources Fairtrade ingredients for its KitKat 2 and 4 finger chocolate. From 5 June, the company will switch from sourcing All That Can Be Fairtrade to sourcing cocoa, sugar and vanilla through the......

New Study on Social and Environmental Impact of Fairtrade Cotton

22 April, 2017 In a multi-billion dollar global clothing and textile industry that relies on cotton, millions of smallholder farmers do not earn enough money from conventional cotton farming to pay for life’s essentials. Farmers are facing multiple long-term threats, including climate change, food security,......

National Trust Sources Fairtrade Tea

21 October, 2016 From this month onwards all tea served in all 200 National Trust properties where there are restaurants and cafés will be Clipper’s Fairtrade and organic teas.  In August Clipper’s parent company, Wessanen UK, announced the five year contract with Clipper. The Trust......

Three Peruvian Gold Miners on Nationwide Tour

27 September 2016 Three special guests from Peru will speak at events across the UK as part of a nationwide push tagged ‘I DO’ to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation. Fairtrade gold miner Roger Arcos Ponte from MACDESA gold mine,......

Keswick Fair Trade Campaign: New Website

21st September 2016 Keswick and District Fair Trade Campaign has a new website, designed and built by Keswick Computer Solutions (KCS). Replacing the old site, dating from 2009, the new site is easier to use, more navigable and definitely more 2016.  One particular improvement has been......

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

7th September, 2016 Following the popularity of this year’s Big Fairtrade Breakfast, the Campaigns team at the Fairtrade Foundation are hard at work on next year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (27 February – 12 March).  Here is their message: ‘In 2017, we’ll be building on our message that......

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