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    Fair Trade

    1 CommentTuesday, 15 September 2020  |  Joanna
    Do we need an Ethical Amazon?

    While jobs are being lost in the kinds of industries that can only be done face to face, tech giants are making billions in 2020 because we're all online.
    But is it time for the sustainable, ethical and fair trade community to take on Amazon? Does the world need an ethical Amazon? Can one even exist?

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    Friday, 28 August 2020  |  Joanna
    Book Review: Traidcraft by Joe Osman

    Joe Osman worked at Traidcraft from its inception in 1979 until his retirement and the company's near collapse in 2018. This book is part memoir and part history of this pioneering fair trade organisation

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    Tuesday, 7 July 2020  |  Joanna
    World Chocolate Day

    World Chocolate Day - what could be better? In the UK we eat over 11kg of chocolate on average making us the biggest chocoholics in Europe. Our chocolate is all Fairtrade and comes from companies dedicated to sharing the love with everyone in the supply chain.

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    Thursday, 25 June 2020  |  Joanna
    Keep KitKat Fairtrade

    On Tuesday 23 June Nestle announced that its ten year commitment to sourcing Fairtrade cocoa and sugar for its KitKat bars would come to an end in October 2020. Read on to find out what this means for farmers and what we can do about it.

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    Tuesday, 9 June 2020  |  Joanna

    A Twitter exchange between Yorkshire tea, PG Tips and some people who don't respect the fact that Black Lives Matter caused the hashtag #solidaritea to start trending. But what does real solidarity look like in the context of tea?

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    Thursday, 14 May 2020  |  Joanna
    World Fair Trade Day 9 May 2020

    Saturday 9 May was World Fair Trade Day. This year's themes were Fair Trade Solidarity and Planet Fair Trade. Find out more about what happened

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    Friday, 24 April 2020  |  Joanna
    Fashion Revolution Week - Friday

    For fashion to be sustainable we need to ask who made our clothing and accessories.

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    Thursday, 23 April 2020  |  Joanna
    Fashion Revolution Week - Thursday

    The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex showed how the people who make our fast fashion are treated.

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    Wednesday, 22 April 2020  |  Joanna
    Fashion Revolution Week - Wednesday

    The choices we make can have a big impact on workers in low income countries

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    Tuesday, 21 April 2020  |  Joanna
    Fashion Revolution Week - Tuesday

    Fashion Revolution Week gives us the opportunity to think about how we shop, the choices we make and how we can have a positive effect on the people who make the products we buy

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