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.
Join us this Organic Day as we give a shout out to the movement that aims to protect the soils on which some of our favourite wine grapes and coffee beans are grown. In addition to ethical trading and fair labour conditions, Fairtrade also promotes sustainable practices.
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.
To commemorate Women’s Day, Place in the Sun held a reception for the women farm workers who are part of the team tending and harvesting the Devon Valley, Stellenbosch vines for its range of wines.
Effective altruism, the smarter way to do charity, is trending. The essence, as argued in William MacAskill’s new book Doing Good Better, is to put your money where it will have the greatest impact in terms of lives saved or significantly improved.
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.
Fairtrade Label South Africa is excited to announce the launch of three brand new products onto the South African market, including Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, Mugg and Bean Single Origin Organic ‘‘Bottomless’’ Coffee, and last but not least Fairtrade Antigua Instant Coffee.