Monday, 12 April 2021 | Joanna
World Fair Trade Day 8 May 2021 has the theme "Build Back Fairer"
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 | Joanna
Since 1 January 2020 shipments from countries with whom the UK doesn't have a trade agreement face tariffs. In the case of Fairtrade bananas from Ghana this means £95 per tonne, or 9.5p on the cost of each 1kg of bananas. This could bankrupt Fairtrade farmers.
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 | Joanna
2020 has been a difficult and challenging year for all of us. Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 was the last time many of us were able to campaign in our communities, meet up with our fair trade friends and celebrate the farmers and workers who grow and make the Fairtrade goods we love. So Fairtrade Yorkshire is working with other regions and nations around the UK to create a Fairtrade arts festival for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021.
Friday, 27 November 2020 | Joanna
Black Friday should be virtually meaningless in the UK. It's the day after Thanksgiving so should really only matter to those in North America who celebrate, but in recent years it's crept into the UK shopping calendar. We look at why we don't take part and what we're doing instead.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 | Joanna
The FIG Tree is a social enterprise in Garstang in Lancashire, the world's first Fairtrade Town. Conceived as a centre for all things Fairtrade the FIG Tree now serves to act as a bridge with cocoa farmers in Ghana and to educate children and adults about Fairtrade chocolate through chocolate making workshops.
Friday, 30 October 2020 | Joanna
This week has been Ethical Consumer Week with webinars, workshops and events with the theme of sustainable and regenerative economies going on all week. Joanna attended a few of the events and gives her thoughts and reflections on the week.
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 | Joanna
We've been selling hand painted Christmas decorations from Fair to Trade since 2013 on our Christmas market stalls in Manchester and Sheffield, but since this year there are no face to face sales for us in 2020 you can now buy them online.
Find out more about how and where they are made
Sunday, 18 October 2020 | Joanna
Divine chocolate is one of the UK's leading Fairtrade brands and regularly tops lists of the UK's most ethical businesses.
20% owned by Ghanaian cocoa farmers from the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative their chocolate is good for people and planet.
Friday, 16 October 2020 | Joanna
This World Chocolate Week we're introducing you to some of the Fairtade chocolate brands we work with. Place an order worth between £20 and £50 and receive a free bar of Fairtrade and organic Seed & Bean chocolate
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 | Joanna
Tonys Chocolonely is a relative newcomer to the world of Fairtrade chocolate in the UK but they're already making a big splash and campaigning for a world where slavery free chocolate is the only choice we have.