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Why the Fairtrade Mark is important (but isn't everything)
August 08, 2017 - Liz May, Policy and Advocacy Director at Traidcraft Exchange
In the light of recent events, Traidcraft's Policy and Advocacy Director Liz May reflects on the importance, and the limitations, of the Fairtrade Mark.
How much do you REALLY know about global poverty?
July 27, 2017
Of all the Traidcraft staff to test this quiz, no one has got more than 6/10... so that's the score to beat!
When you get, give. When you learn, teach.
July 07, 2017
Damaris' life changed and now she's changing lives in her community.
Brexit trade campaign success
June 27, 2017
In a huge win for our campaign, the government has just announced that goods from some of the world’s poorest countries will continue to be sold in the UK without import taxes when we leave the EU.
Learning life changing things doesn’t happen often...
June 16, 2017
When did you last learn something new? For some of us, learning new things is part of everyday life...
The General Election is over, what’s next?
June 14, 2017 - Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer
This week, MPs are taking office in Westminster. It’s an important opportunity to ask your MP to stand up for fairer trade with developing countries. Here are our tips and pointers on how to write to your MP about our campaigns.
Traidcraft statement on Sainsbury’s announcement of a pilot ‘Fairly Traded’ tea programme
May 24, 2017
Sainsbury’s yesterday announced a new pilot approach to sourcing tea. Read our response.
Questions to ask Parliamentary candidates
May 16, 2017
With the General Election just a few weeks away, we’ve come up with two questions for candidates standing for election as Members of Parliament. Read our blog to find out more.
Cross-party support for the Justice Campaign
May 09, 2017 - Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer
Just before the election was called, an influential Parliamentary Committee published a new report, calling for British companies to be legally accountable for human rights abuses abroad. It’s an important step forward in our campaign for Justice.
Would you make it as a business owner in Tanzania?
May 05, 2017
The rules of business vary dramatically depending on where you live...
Article 50 is triggered – but what will it mean for the poorest countries?
March 29, 2017 - Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer
The Prime Minister has pressed the button and the Brexit process has started. So what will it mean for farmers and workers in the poorest countries? We've listed the most important things for you to know.
When Motherhood Matters Most…
March 24, 2017
Let's take a minute to celebrate the inspirational mothers who are building better futures for their children in developing countries.
Shedding light on some of the world’s most inspirational women
March 08, 2017
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Traidcraft is highlighting the inspirational role of one of its team who is helping thousands of families to work their way out of poverty.
Three Easy Steps to Create a Fair Trade Avian Paradise in your Garden
February 23, 2017
It's not difficult or expensive to get a bit more wildlife in your garden and support fair trade while you do it.
Brexit, chillies and change
February 21, 2017
Brexit could mean big changes for people in developing countries who make the food we love. Read our blog to find out what the impact might be on one African company.
Every company can be turned around... if you do the right things
February 16, 2017
Listen to Traidcraft Chief Exec, Robin Roth, as he sets out his vision for the future of Traidcraft.
February’s Traidcraft Superhero!
February 09, 2017
Meet Tracy Mitchell, a hugely influential Fair Trader based in Glasgow who has been involved in fair trade in too many ways to count…
5 brilliant buys to help you say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with open arms
February 03, 2017
Experience that fresh spring feeling a little earlier this year...
Poverty Footprint Calculator – the results
January 31, 2017
You took us up on our challenge to try the Poverty Footprint calculator and now we can reveal the results...
After the Justice campaign - a Call for Evidence
January 30, 2017 - Liz May, Head of Policy & Advocacy at Traidcraft
After months of waiting, the Government has finally announced that they are going to look at the problem of prosecuting companies for ‘economic crimes’.
Need Ideas for Fairtrade Fortnight in School? Look No Further!
January 27, 2017
A little inspiration to help your school get excited about fair trade this spring.
The impact of Fair Necessities - 2 years on
January 20, 2017
This time 2 years ago, our Fair Necessities appeal was in full swing. Donations flooded in... but what has that achieved?
This is why we do what we do...
January 17, 2017
We all deserve to live a life where our children can play and prosper.
The Millennium Bridge Lit up for for Let it Grow
January 13, 2017
Traidcraft lit the local landmark to catch the eye of commuters, marking the launch of its Let It Grow campaign.
Brexit trade campaign FAQs
January 09, 2017
Wondering how Brexit might affect trade with people in the poorest countries? Or what Traidcraft thinks should happen? Read our blog to find out more.
The five best fair trade bargains of the Traidcraft January sale
January 06, 2017
If you don’t have time to scour traidcraftshop.co.uk, we’ve picked our five favourite bargains for you right here…
How big is your Poverty Footprint?
January 05, 2017
Does your life reduce poverty... or make things worse? Take the quiz to find out.
Early 2017 Roadshows - book your place
January 04, 2017
In February this year, we're hitting the road and bringing our brand new Spring range to you.
New year, new campaign
January 03, 2017 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager
As the year turns, our campaign focus is shifting to the possible impact of Brexit on trade with the poorest countries.
Survey finds two thirds of UK would switch off social media over Christmas
December 20, 2016
The festive period gives us time to connect at a much more meaningful level - face to face.
Your Last Minute Guide to a Fair Trade Christmas
December 19, 2016
It's not too late to make your Christmas more meaningful - order's placed before noon on the 22nd will arrive on Friday 23rd.
How will you spend your slice of the 22 billion pound pie?
December 16, 2016
It's not too late to make this Christmas a fair one.
Christmas isn’t what it used to be… and the proof is in the pudding
December 09, 2016
Although it seems like a constant in our lives, the truth is that Christmas is changing all the time.
Traidcraft Superhero of the month - December
December 05, 2016
Rachel has been involved in supporting and promoting Traidcraft at her church for most of her life, and it all started with an innocent looking table brush – shaped like an angel…
Cadbury’s and the Future of Fairtrade
November 29, 2016
Here’s what Traidcraft Chief Executive, Robin Roth has to say on the matter:
What's your favourite toy?
November 28, 2016
You can tell a lot about a person from their favourite toy... that's what makes this photo series so powerful.
Is Black Friday Dead?
November 23, 2016
On this special episode of the Traidcraft Podcast we talk to UK retail experts to get an insight into the past, present and future of Black Friday...
Stir Up Sunday – an alternative way to kick-start your Christmas
November 18, 2016
We eat 25 million Christmas puddings a year - but what did we lose when we stopped making them ourselves?
A Fair Retirement
November 16, 2016 - Tessa Bees, Fair Trader Team
‘Grey hair is a crown of glory’ says Proverbs, so why do western societies worship youth and ignore the elderly?
Stick a Little Reminder on Yourself
November 15, 2016
Imagine what good we might do, if we all chose a day to be our own ‘Show You Care Day’, and chose to actively make a difference to one other person’s day.
Traditional Christmas cards are the nation’s favourite festive greeting
November 10, 2016
Despite the popularity of smartphones, traditional handwritten Christmas cards top social media messages and text messages as the nation’s favourite festive greeting.
Traidcraft's Christmas Appeal 2016
November 09, 2016
Farmers are struggling with poor harvests and a vulnerable climate - but you can help this Christmas.
What Does ‘Artisan’ Really Mean? Show You Care for the True Artisans at Christmas
November 04, 2016
Just how much has the word lost its true meaning?
20,000-strong Justice Matters petition handed in at 10 Downing Street
November 03, 2016 - Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer
Finally the day arrived – the Justice Matters petition was delivered to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street!
Make money AND do good this Christmas – in 3 pretty simple steps
November 03, 2016
How sharing some catalogues this year could improve your bank balance, make a positive change in the world and help you have a really special Christmas.
Top 10 Recycled Christmas Gift Ideas from Traidcraft
October 31, 2016
We have chosen just ten of our favourite recycled Christmas gift ideas from Traidcraft for you to take your pick from.
November's Traidcraft Superheroes
October 28, 2016
Meet Sue Knight and Sue Wilbraham from Surrey – two amazing Fair Traders who have been working together to make a difference in their local community since the 1980s!
Bring Together Your Community with a Fair Trade Breakfast
October 25, 2016 - Caroline Hardaker, Schools Coordinator
People around the world are connected by breakfasts - so make yours a fair one this Autumn!
Five alternative Christmas gifts for the chronically hard to please
October 21, 2016
Every family, every group of friends, every workplace under the sun has one: a person who is ‘hard to buy for’.
An empty nest... not an empty life
October 14, 2016 - Joanne Wallis, Supporter Relations Manager
Here’s the way it goes… for eighteen years this person is a gigantic piece of your life. You watch them as they learn to speak, learn to argue back, learn to make you laugh....
Traidcraft shines a light on Nepal’s missing women
October 11, 2016
40 young women and girls go missing each day in Nepal... it's time for things to change. Watch our latest video to find out more...
Traidcraft Superhero of the Month - October
October 10, 2016
Meet Judith... fair trade hero and all round inspiration!
Gospel choir sings in support of Traidcraft
October 07, 2016
Brilliant gospel music mixed with Traidcraft's passion to see justice and fairness in international trade... it's a match made in heaven!
Organic Coffee: discovered by goats, perfected by Traidcraft!
September 22, 2016
Find out how our Organic Coffee is decaffeinated using natural mountain water.
New opportunity in the Justice campaign
September 22, 2016 - Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer
This autumn, Traidcraft supporters have a new opportunity to get the government to discuss how to hold irresponsible businesses to account.
The Development Review 2016 - catch up on the stories and the stats
September 19, 2016
Join us as we take a look back at some of the key moments of our year spent fighting poverty through our development work
Time to think like a bear and treat yourself to Traidcraft’s Organic Marmalade
September 15, 2016
Traidcraft's Marmalade is the next product to benefit from our Organic September offers!
Justice, Opportunity and The Great North Run
September 12, 2016 - Andy Biggs, Interim Chief Exec
Traidcraft's Interim Chief Exec, Andy Biggs, examines what lessons can be learnt from the world's favourite run.
Death, Change and Olive Trees… The Story of Palestinian Organic Olive Oil
September 08, 2016
Find out why Palestine is called the home of Olive Oil and learn how to get your hands on it...
Show You Care about fair trade with a Traidcraft Breakfast Club at School!
September 05, 2016
Caroline shares how easy it is to integrate Breakfast Clubs and fair trade, and all the while learning about world culture.
All change? Or not...
September 01, 2016 - Mary Milne, Campaigns Manager
The last couple of months have seen massive upheaval in British politics. But as the dust begins to clear, we share some thoughts on the impact of the referendum result on the Justice campaign.
Help yourself to some guilt-free chocolate in Organic September!
September 01, 2016
Tired of chocolate served with a side dish of regret? It's time to try something different...
The journey back to profitability – Traidcraft’s Annual Report
August 25, 2016
Take a look at the highlights and challenges from Traidcraft's year.
How we've been responding to the referendum result
August 23, 2016
Two months on from the referendum, we highlight three challenges and how we are responding to them.
A toxic story - ten years on.
August 17, 2016
It's ten years since toxic waste was dumped in the capital of Cote D'Ivoire, West Africa. We say it's time to change the law.
#MakeSomethingDivine for Your Colleagues this Summer
July 26, 2016
Get creative with these brilliant and delicious chocolate recipes...
6 ideas to help you promote the Justice Matters petition
July 15, 2016
This summer, you could join together with friends, colleagues and family to stand up for justice. Here's how...
The rich are getting richer – time to tell a different story
July 05, 2016
We know that the wealthy keep on getting wealthier, but what is happening at the other end of the scale?
In a post Brexit world, here’s one thing that won’t change…
June 27, 2016 - Andy Biggs, Chief Executive
What remains, when Britain votes leave? Find out Traidcraft's take on it.
Traidcraft Roadshows - Book Now
June 26, 2016
Traidcraft Roadshows offer you the chance to browse our brand new Autumn range and get behind-the-scenes insight into the impact Traidcraft is having overseas.
How is Nepal recovering a year on from the earthquake?
June 24, 2016
Find the answer to this and more on this month's episode of the Traidcraft podcast.
Justice in trade - the foundation on which Traidcraft was built
June 23, 2016 - Joe Osman, Sourcing Director
The world of fair trade is unrecognisable compared to those early days...
Justice in Farming: The Facts Speak for Themselves.
June 16, 2016 - Yohannes Tesfamichael, Regional Director East Africa
Yohannes explains how smallholder farmers bear the costs of our food wastage.
More Than Just A Handbag?
June 15, 2016 - Kate Usher Social Media Co-ordinator
To many women, handbags are a stylish extension of their personality, to others they're nothing but a practical necessity... Kate Usher has her say.
“You’ll never walk alone”
June 09, 2016 - Jane Riley, Community & Partnerships Manager
Jane Riley, Community & Partnerships Manager at Traidcraft, talks about the power of practical community action.
Hours in the scorching heat...
June 08, 2016
Trevor Jones, Head Gardener at The Alnwick Garden, shares stories from his recent visit to Traidcraft's cotton project in India.
A disappointment... and a glimmer of hope
May 27, 2016 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager
The government has finally published the updated National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights but there’s very little that’s new. We’re disappointed but we’re not losing heart.
Flying the Flag for Fair Trade at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury!
May 27, 2016
We love hearing from our supporters, and stories from schools can often be the most inspirational!
Rice, Justice and Unusual Holiday destinations...
May 25, 2016
Around half the world’s population eat rice everyday – so why is so little of it fair trade? Find out in episode 9 of the Traidcraft podcast...
Because Justice Matters...
May 24, 2016 - Mary Milne
Mary Milne recalls her trip to Zambia and explains why justice is so important for the people living there.
Why Are Dates an Important Food During Ramadan?
May 11, 2016
Read our latest blog on the hidden depths of dates and their significance during Ramadan.
'Doing good business' at breakfast time
May 10, 2016 - Liz May, Head of Policy & Advocacy at Traidcraft
With the government's Anti-Corruption Summit taking place later this week, Traidcraft and others held a breakfast briefing yesterday in Parliament. Read Liz May's speech to the meeting in full on our blog.
This month’s Traidcraft superhero!
April 29, 2016
We got in touch with Elaine Willmore, to learn how she started with a single bag of sugar, and grew to be a Key Contact, Traidcraft Speaker, and all-round superhero.
"Every crisis provides an opportunity"
April 26, 2016
Hear the inspiring story of how Mona El-Sayed raised the profile of Fairtrade in Egypt - despite the challenging political climate.
What companies do...
April 18, 2016 - Mary Milne, Campaigns Manager
Our new campaign postcard takes its inspiration from a classic suffragette poster. It highlights the contrasts between the way individuals and big companies are treated by the law. In this blog post, our Campaigns Manager explains.
Where oh where is the National Action Plan review...?
March 30, 2016 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager
We’ve been calling on the government to use its review of the National Action Plan on business and human rights to prioritise justice for victims since last summer. Nearly three months since the review was promised, it’s all gone quiet...
Does Cadbury’s still smell of roses when it comes to Fairtrade?
March 24, 2016 - Larry Bush
Discover Traidcraft's take on the “Secrets of Cadbury”
Larry gets on TV + how to get more time in your day
March 17, 2016
Catch up on the latest news and opinion with the Traidcraft podcast team.
NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR TRAIDCRAFT
March 16, 2016
We've appointed the head of Europe’s largest fair trade company as our new Chief Executive
The best of Fairtrade Fortnight!
March 11, 2016
All across the country, people have been meeting together, eating together and celebrating the positive power of Fairtrade! See the highlights here...
March 11, 2016
Now is the time to show your love for the little chocolate wafer!
Traidcraft supports Myanmar’s hopes for the future with first planned fair trade export
March 10, 2016
Watch the video and read more about Traidcraft's pioneering work in Myanmar.
Help Traidcraft Make a Difference this International Women's Day
March 07, 2016
To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, is highlighting its work empowering women in the developing world.
Connecting with mums around the world this Mother’s Day
March 04, 2016
As mums across the UK are waking up to breakfast in bed and bouquets of flowers this Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating mums the world over.
Sharing God’s Love from the Heart of the City
March 03, 2016 - Tessa Bees
Tessa Bees tells the inspiring story of a fair trade church shop in Lancaster.
Are we further from justice than ever before?
February 15, 2016
Listen to the Traidcraft Podcast team talk issues of justice, romance and Fairtrade Fortnight
February 09, 2016
Rozina Begum tells of how she journeyed from hardship to hope - with the help of Traidcraft's tea project in Bangladesh.
Myanmar - a world first for Traidcraft
January 27, 2016 - Roderick Stuart
Take a look at the lead story from our January Bulletin...
The changing face of corporate criminal liability
January 25, 2016 - Andrew Smith and Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh, Corker Binning law firm
'It is arguably irrational and unethical for a UK company to escape liability for deaths which, had they occurred in the UK, could be prosecuted here...' Guest blog by Andrew Smith and Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh of law firm Corker Binning.
Happiness, Well-being and where to find these things...
January 18, 2016
To fight the potential doom and gloom of January, the Traidcraft Podcast is focussing on the positives!
Gateshead Children walk the red carpet at film premiere to launch new Traidcraft campaign
January 15, 2016
Traidcraft kicks off its brand new Let It Grow campaign in true Hollywood style!
Seven of the best fair trade bargains in the Traidcraft January sale
January 06, 2016
A quick tour through some brilliant Traidcraft offers - available while stocks last!
Justice for citizens and workers
January 05, 2016 - Owen Tudor, Head of European and International Relations, TUC
In a guest blog from the Trades Union Congress, Owen Tudor writes 'The TUC is backing Traidcraft’s campaign because we believe in justice for citizens and workers.'
Black Friday detox and... Chocolate + meat = delicious?
December 08, 2015
Catch up on the December episode of the Traidcraft Podcast.
The government responds
December 07, 2015
More than a thousand campaigners have contacted their MP as part of our Justice campaign. We’ve now had a response from Baroness Anelay, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Two-thirds of British business leaders agree
November 27, 2015
New polling from Traidcraft shows more than two thirds of UK business leaders (69%) agree that British companies should be accountable in the UK for any harm they cause to workers or local communities in developing countries.
A different kind of Christmas advert
November 20, 2015
Take a look at Traidcraft's stress-free, small-budget Christmas advert.
Make Your Festive Wishes Special with Traidcraft Charity Christmas Cards
November 13, 2015
Traidcraft is calling upon the nation to make their Christmas wishes even more meaningful by celebrating our annual Charity Christmas Card Week.
10 Unique Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas
November 06, 2015
Christmas is a great time to show just how deeply you care about your loved ones, but thanks to Traidcraft, you can also Show You Care about those who are not so close to home too.
Fair Trade is flying high at St Andrew’s & St Bride’s High School
November 05, 2015
We've just had an update from Mary Glen, a teacher at St. Andrew's and St. Bride's High School in East Kilbride and we think it's too good not to share!
New stories, same issues.
October 28, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer
This week, you may have seen on our website some new stories, videos and actions you can take as part of the Justice campaign. The stories may have changed, but the issues certainly haven’t.
Justice: time to call in the law
October 24, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager
Last month I had the privilege of travelling to Kankoyo in Zambia’s Copperbelt. I say privilege because it was an amazing experience and the generosity of the people I met was humbling. But in some respects it was also a terrible experience.
What's VW got to do with the Justice campaign?
October 22, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer
It’s been more than a year since Traidcraft launched a campaign saying that companies are getting away with causing harms to communities in developing countries. But are they really getting away with it? Let's take the example of Volkswagen...
Fairtrade team (and their monkey) win big
October 19, 2015
A big congratulations to the fair trade team at St Michael and All Angels Parish Church Bramcote who were awarded...
World Food Day - Have you missed the point?
October 16, 2015
This is not a day of celebration, but one of realisation. It’s a day to remind yourself that in the fight against poverty, against hunger… the job isn’t nearly done.
The PM shouldn’t give with one hand and take with the other!
September 24, 2015
David Cameron is about to commit the UK to new global goals aimed at eradicating poverty - but is it all empty hypocrisy?
The 2015 AGM and London Roadshow - highlights
September 23, 2015
Take a look at the best bits from our 2015 AGM and roadshow event.
Start your New Year's resolutions now
September 18, 2015
Surely September is the time for your New Year’s resolutions… even if you can’t really call them that.
Show you care by drinking Fairtrade Tea from Traidcraft
September 10, 2015
The UK is one of the world’s biggest tea importers and Traidcraft is at the forefront of the drive to ensure those who grow the tea get a fair price.
The year in review - 2014/15
August 24, 2015
Your one-stop, all inclusive tour of Traidcraft's year - including our Annual Review, Development Review and Impact report.
A Day in the Life of a Traidcraft Schools Co-ordinator
August 19, 2015 - Caroline Hardaker, Schools Coordinator
When schools break up for summer I keep on going... it's a race against time to get everything set up for the start of term!
Traidcraft’s place in the world of ‘doing good better’.
August 11, 2015 - Andy Biggs, Traidcraft CEO
Our CEO, Andy Biggs, responds to the recent launch of economist William MacAskill's book on effective altruism.
Why Justice Matters
July 10, 2015
On Thursday 2 July, we invited Traidcraft supporters to join us for a service to reflect, pray and act for justice in international trade and business.
Traidcraft Outlet - coming soon!
June 17, 2015
Work is well under way to bring you the brand new Traidcraft Outlet store - opening 7th September. Find out more here...
Fair Necessities breaks all the records!
June 15, 2015
Donations to the Fair Necessities Appeal, which ran from January to April this year, totalled £615k, smashing the original target of £300k
Fair trade - because justice matters
June 11, 2015 - Martin Charlesworth
On 2 July, Traidcraft will be holding 'Justice Matters' – a service to reflect, pray and act for justice in international trade and business – in central London. Our preacher will be Martin Charlesworth. Here he offers his first thoughts on the theme.
Top Tips for Tip-Top Fair Traders
June 10, 2015
5 simple steps to help you run a fantastic fair trade stall
Traidcraft Week Approaches!
June 05, 2015
A time to make a song and dance of fair trade and show the world how far we've come in the fight against poverty!
Snack Attack - are you a winner?
June 03, 2015 - Caroline Brown, Schools Co-ordinator
The results are in! Find out who's won this year's Snack Attack competition.
Good news in the pipeline
June 01, 2015
Our project to get clean water to remote farming communities in Pakistan is making great progress - thanks to sales of our Together Green products.
Meet our Fair Traders
May 18, 2015 - Karena Jarvie, Kinross Fair Trader
Meet an inspirational Fair Trader team that has become one of Scotland's most successful!
Snack Attack - winners announcement soon!
May 13, 2015 - Caroline Brown, Schools Co-ordinator
We've been busy judging the amazing entries we've received for the Snack Attack Challenge - but how do we decide?
The election is over. The campaign continues
May 08, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer
The election is over, and in the next few days we'll see the new government take shape. We still have a long way to go to get to our goal of justice for people in developing countries harmed by UK companies.
Meet the growers of Geobar's Fairtrade raisins
May 06, 2015
World Fair Trade Day is nearly here! Today we’re highlighting another of our fair trade partners, this time a cooperative of raisin farmers in South Africa, which provides us with juicy Fairtrade raisins for our Geobar products.
Empowering women in Ghana
May 05, 2015
We’re looking forward to World Fair Trade Day (9th May), so each day this week we’re celebrating the producers and farmers we work with – and celebrating you, our supporters, with special offers!
Traidcraft appoints interim Chief Executive
May 01, 2015
Traidcraft is proud to announce that Andy Biggs has agreed to take on the role of Chief Executive, on an interim basis, as the process of identifying a permanent appointment continues.
Earthquake in Nepal - how you can help
April 27, 2015
News on our Nepalese producer groups and how you can help them at this difficult time.
Will they not get justice?
April 23, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer
It’s a simple question. And two years after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed on 24 April 2013, it’s still being asked.
Traidcraft MD competes for Great Britain
April 20, 2015
Our own Andy Biggs (Traidcraft managing director) is gearing up to compete for Great Britain in an international duathlon – and he’s powered by Traidcraft’s Fairtrade Geobar.
Last chance to be a part of our biggest ever appeal!
March 30, 2015
With only days to go until Fair Necessities comes to an end, we're calling for your donations to help some of the world's poorest smallholder farmers to build better lives.
Sweet taste of justice
March 30, 2015 - Alistair Leadbetter, supplier support co-ordinator
Fair trade is benefiting the sugar farmers of Swaziland - but they face challenges in the years ahead.
Nicola Sturgeon responds
March 27, 2015
Traidcraft has received the following response from the leader of the Scottish National Party to the Justice campaign.
'We had to go through a lot of hardships' - Bilkis' story
March 25, 2015
Read how your donations to Fair Necessities will change lives, like that of Bangladeshi farmer Bilkis and her family.
Traidcraft launches toolkit to help stamp out child labour
March 18, 2015 - George Williams, Business & Training Consultant
With an estimated 150 million children engaged in child labour worldwide, Traidcraft is trying to help firms ensure children are not being exploited in their supply chains.
The Chilli-Growing Grandmas
March 16, 2015
There are 9 members of the Mavubetse Cooperative and they are all grandmothers...
A question to ask
March 16, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager
With the General Election campaign entering its final weeks, now is a great time to talk to the people who are hoping to become our Members of Parliament. We've come up with a question you could ask.
Donate and make a difference this International Women's Day
March 06, 2015 - Press Release
Support the Fair Necessities Appeal to help empower women in the developing world
Visit Mzuzu coffee farmers on our new tour to Malawi
March 04, 2015 - Lizzie White, Saddle Skedaddle
Savour the beautiful country of Malawi on our brand new Meet The People Tour - and meet the farmers who grow the beans for our Mzuzu fair trade coffee.
Why is the EU still clinging on to ISDS?
March 03, 2015
Traidcraft has long been concerned about the impact of trade and investment agreements on developing countries. Today we published a new report highlighting the damaging Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause in investment agreements.
Have a FairPalm Sunday!
March 02, 2015
If you're searching for a fresh way to talk about Palm Sunday in your church, then maybe we have the answer.
Fairtrade Fortnight is here!
February 23, 2015 - Toni Bush, Education & Community Officer at Hexham Abbey
One of our super supporters explains why Fairtrade Fortnight is so special - and why you should get behind our Fair Necessities Appeal.
Proud to be leading Traidcraft
February 17, 2015 - Andy Biggs, Managing Director
I’m so proud to be associated with Traidcraft, temporarily taking the helm at this exciting and challenging time.
Winner wakes up to Malawian coffee
February 16, 2015
What does it feel like to win a years' supply of delicious fair trade coffee?
North Mara victims receive compensation
February 07, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager
We launched the Justice campaign with the story of Mary and her husband Samwel, from North Mara in Tanzania. On Friday, we heard the news that the claimants and the company have settled the case out of court.
Justice: a view from East Africa
February 06, 2015 - Joe Kibugu, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Nairobi
To be a credible global human rights champion, the UK must permit legal accountability for its businesses for human rights violations committed overseas.
Get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight 2015
February 02, 2015
We have lots of ways for you to get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight, so take a look and find one that suits you!
New campaign resources for churches
January 26, 2015
Have a look at new resources to help you promote the Justice campaign in your church.
The stories behind our new campaign video
January 22, 2015
We’ve just produced a new video to draw attention to the way that some UK companies are getting away with things in the developing world which just wouldn’t be tolerated here.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge glows yellow and green in support of Traidcraft appeal
January 16, 2015
Traidcraft lit up the iconic landmark in its brand colours to mark the launch of its Fair Necessities Appeal, the charity’s biggest ever fundraising drive.
Press Release - Smartphones, coffee, and hot showers considered life’s necessities in UK
January 09, 2015
Six out of ten people in the UK say they could not go a day without access to the internet, while the majority could not survive without their smartphones.
Welcome to our new website!
January 05, 2015
After many months of planning, we’re excited to start 2015 with the launch of our new website.
Bhopal: 30 years
December 01, 2014
On the night of 2 December 1984, toxic gases leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal. People living in the densely packed streets right next to the plant woke to find their homes filled with acrid fumes.
Ed Miliband responds
November 07, 2014
Another day, another reply. This week we’re really grateful to campaigners who have sent in the letter they have received from Ed Miliband’s office, outlining the response of the Labour party to Traidcraft’s Justice campaign.
Leaders and laggards
October 27, 2014
UK companies are reliant upon people in developing countries to mine, grow, harvest, make, assemble and pack many of the products which we buy here.
The double standard continues
October 20, 2014
Those were the words of Rogelio Ustate as he spoke at a meeting of the London Mining Network.
Inequality of justice
October 15, 2014
Today is Blog Action Day. Around the world, people from different countries, interests and languages are contributing ideas around this year’s theme: inequality. We’re taking the opportunity to reflect on inequality of justice.
Nick Clegg responds
October 12, 2014
Since the launch of Traidcraft’s Justice Campaign just over a month ago, hundreds and hundreds of campaigners have sent emails and postcards to the main party leaders.
September 22, 2014
In a guest blog, Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE, the UK NGO network on corporate accountability, reflects on the political party conference season.
September 18, 2014
It is a shocking double standard that British companies can currently get away with things in developing countries that would be completely unacceptable in the UK. Companies are not being properly held to account and victims are being denied justice.
Time to turn up the ‘justice’ volume
September 15, 2014
At Traidcraft’s annual meeting last Saturday, the inspirational Tomy Matthew, founder of Fair Trade Alliance Kerala, challenged us all to make sure the ‘justice’ content of fair trade is maintained and grows.
Pakistan fire victims still wait for justice two years on
September 10, 2014
Today, 11 September 2014, marks the second anniversary of the fatal fire at Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, which killed at least 254 garment workers and injured a further 55 people.
An accident waiting to happen?
September 08, 2014
Masuma is a survivor. On 24 April 2013, she went to work in the Rana Plaza building in an outer suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The building was home to dozens of separate factory units, making clothes for the world market.
Time to stand up for justice
September 07, 2014
Should British companies operating in developing countries be held to account in the UK for any harm they cause to workers or local communities in those countries?