Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. A product that carries the Fairtrade Certification Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for farming communities and on promoting a way of farming that doesn’t harm either people or the environment.
Businesses looking for innovative ways to take positive climate action by reducing their carbon footprint and compensating their emissions will soon have a new weapon in their fight against climate change, with the publication of the Fairtrade Climate Standard.
The Fairtrade Cotton Program unlocks exciting new opportunities for cotton farmers to improve their lives through Fairtrade. It connects farmers with the growing number of businesses seeking to make sustainable cotton a core part of their business.
Now in its 19th year, the Michelangelo is the only wine competition in South Africa with an exclusive international panel of accredited wine judges, wine makers, wine masters, journalists and sommeliers.
Harriet Lamb, the CEO of Fairtrade International who has held senior positions in Fairtrade for 16 years, has announced she is leaving to take up the role of CEO at International Alert, Europe’s largest peacebuilding organisation.
The Fairtrade International report for 2014-15 - “Global Change, Local Leadership” - highlights the benefits enjoyed by 1.5 million Fairtrade producers in 74 countries. The report points to the introduction of new ways of sourcing Fairtrade gold and increased sales of established products such as cotton and cocoa…
BOSMAN FAMILY VINEYARDS was named overall winner of the Fairtrade Award at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) this week in London. The achievement has widely been hailed as a significant milestone for the South African wine industry.
In 2014, over 170,000kg or a staggering 24,1 million cups of Fairtrade coffee was sold in South Africa – approximately 45% of which sold across hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, while 15% was procured by South African businesses to consume in their offices.