Together with our partners, we have been working hard behind the scenes to achieve improvements in production processes for textile workers.
Rossitza Krüger, Textiles Manager at Fairtrade International, explains why certifying complex textile supply chains takes time, giving us an update into the Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme. Read more: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
By using their Fairtrade Premium, coffee farmers in Honduras set up the first virtual University. Students can now use an online platform and get in touch with their lecturers, even if they are many miles away: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
'Farmers have become the forgotten link at the beginning of the thread that eventually becomes our clothes.'
Subindu Garkhel, cotton manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, reflects on changes from home sewn clothes to the modern fashion industry, and the complex issues of transparency along the chain during this Fashion Revolution Week: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
NEXT WEEK join the Fashion Revolution! Let’s mobilize together to encourage millions of people to ask brands ‘Who made my clothes’ and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. Get involved: [ Fashionrevolution.org Link ]
The world is facing economic uncertainty, in which even modest growth is a huge achievement. Through the findings of Fairtrade’s Monitoring Report, we aim to redouble our efforts to continue empowering Fairtrade farmers and workers. Read more: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
The Memorandum of Understanding, signed this March by Fairtrade International and the International Trade Centre (ITC), aims to improving the livelihoods of small farmers and promoting income diversification. Read more: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
More than €117 million of Fairtrade Premium were channelled to Fairtrade-certified organizations, enabling producers in many countries to drive changes in their communities. Read more: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
The 8th Edition of Fairtrade’s Monitoring Report is now online!
It provides insights into the scope and scale of Fairtrade and analyses the extent, nature, and distribution of the benefits generated by the Fairtrade system for participating farmers and hired workers. Read more: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
As part of the Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC), we would like to invite you on April 19 to the NYC book launch event Living Wages Around the World by Richard and Martha Anker. More information at: [ Fairtr.de Link ]
Since mid-March, the northern regions of Peru have been affected by heavy rains. The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers, CLAC Comercio Justo, calls on all people and organizations that wish to support in this difficult time, in which producers are again affected by the impacts of the changing climate: [ Fairtr.de Link ]