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  Fairtrade | About Fairtrade | What is Fairtrade?
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as an independent guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.
The Fairtrade Foundation licenses the FAIRTRADE Mark to products in the UK which meet FLO standards.
Fairtrade Labelling was created in the Netherlands in the late 1980s.
www.fairtrade.org.uk /about_what_is_fairtrade.htm   (231 words)

  Fairtrade Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods.
Local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee at its meetings and in its offices and canteens.
A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fairtrade_Town   (309 words)

 FLO International: Home
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), established in 1997, is an umbrella organization that unites 20 Labelling Initiatives in 21 countries and Producer Networks representing Fairtrade Certified Producer Organizations in Central and South America, Africa and Asia.
Fairtrade Standards go further than Codes of Conduct and other social labels: beside minimum requirements that producers and traders must meet, FLO expects them, through progress requirements, to continuously improve working conditions, to increase the environmental sustainability of their activities and to invest in organizational development for workers and small farmers.
FLO-CERT GMBH is responsible for the inspection and certification of producer organisations and traders against the Fairtrade Standards.
www.fairtrade.net   (298 words)

 News - Fairtrade Bananas Are Oké For West London School
West London girls' school Notting Hill and Ealing High School is the first in the UK to provide Fairtrade bananas as part of its catering provision for pupils.
Fairtrade ensures the farmers who do the hard work in growing the fruit are properly rewarded."
The Mark, awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation, is the consumers' guarantee that the farmers who grow the product receive a fair deal.
www.parents.org.uk /news_fairtrade-bananas.htm   (334 words)

 Oxfam Australia :: Fairtrade Coffee Campaign - What is Fairtrade?
The term Fairtrade refers to an independently audited certification and labelling system for products, (certified products are labelled with the logo to the right) which ensures that the farmers and workers producing the product are paid a fair return for their work.
Also certified Fairtrade coffee producer co-operatives recieve an additional premium of 15 ¢ AU a kilo, is paid for either the economic or social development of the community the coffee is produced in.
The only difference in how Fairtrade coffee is grown is that as farmers receive a better price for their coffee they are able to better look after their crop.
www.oxfam.org.au /campaigns/mtf/coffee/fairtrade   (560 words)

 Telegraph | News | Storm in a coffee cup over ethical marketing
The Fairtrade Foundation said earlier this week that it was concerned that a coffee made by Kraft, called Kenco Sustainable Development, was being mistaken by shoppers for Fairtrade.
Fairtrade coffee first hit the supermarket shelves in 1992 and is the fastest-growing segment of the coffee market.
Fairtrade coffee accounts for four per cent of all coffee drunk in the UK and 18 per cent of roast and ground coffee.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/11/27/weth27.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/11/27/ixnewstop.html   (650 words)

 NewWeb3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Sales of Fairtrade bananas in Co-op stores are set to outstrip those of conventionally traded bananas for the first time.
The Co-op, Britain's leading supermarket supporter of Fairtrade, has picked the country's most popular fruit for the half-price promotion to raise the profile of Fairtrade by encouraging as many shoppers as possible to sample the Fairtrade fruit.
Fairtrade bananas were first launched in the UK in 2000 by the Co-op, who also introduced the UK's first Fairtrade mangoes in 2001, followed by Co-op Fairtrade pineapples in 2002 - another UK "first".
www.co-op.co.uk /ext_1/Development.nsf/504ca249c786e20f85256284006da7ab/16f6a04b567c4edc80256d3300388f35?OpenDocument   (344 words)

 University of Edinburgh News & Events - Fair Trade Policy
Fairtrade tea and coffee used at all meetings, and in at least 50 per cent of formal outlets.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
The Fairtrade Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on UK products as a guarantee that they have given their producers a better deal.
www.ed.ac.uk /news/fairtrade.html   (187 words)

 icBirmingham - City hosts fairtrade festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Birmingham's bid to become Britain's largest fairtrade city will be boosted with a variety of events planned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the farmer-friendly products.
Unprecedented demand among shoppers for fairtrade products has created a market in the UK worth almost £100 million a year Ten years ago, when the first fairtrade logo was launched in the UK, sales were just £2.7 million.
The Fairtrade Association of Birmingham was established earlier this month to encourage retailers and caterers to sell fairtrade foods.
icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk /0100news/post/content_objectid=14003423_method=full_siteid=50002_headline=-City-hosts-fairtrade-festival-name_page.html   (359 words)

 The Yale Herald - Mar 28, 2003 - FairTrade Coffee advocates living wage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The total cost of FairTrade Coffee for Yale Dining Services is estimated to be $11,000 to $12,000 annually, according to Ernst Huff, Associate Vice President of Student Financial and Administrative Services.
Though Nickson predicted that students should expect to see more FairTrade products in Yale's dining halls in the future, the student group chose to advocate coffee first rather than any other products because Yalies consume more coffee than the other available products (9,000 pounds of coffee each year) and because coffee is FairTrade's premier product.
Nickson believes that it is important to have famous names such as Starbucks and Yale associated with FairTrade coffee in order to send a message to the rest of the world.
www.yaleherald.com /article-p.php?Article=1948   (632 words)

 Newsweek on Fairtrade Coffee
The Fairtrade movement began in the Netherlands in 1989 with a simple idea: target socially conscious consumers who would be willing to pay a bit extra at the supermarket in exchange for the assurance that Third World farmers receive a reasonable return for their labor.
Fairtrade has enjoyed some success largely because it is just a niche player.
By one estimate, the Fairtrade movement brought in an additional $2.5 million in revenues last year to the 7,000 Peruvian growers in member cooperatives.
www.organicconsumers.org /starbucks/nw.cfm   (1207 words)

 Fairtrade at work
Fairtrade guarantees producer organisations a fair and stable price for their products that covers their costs and enables them to support their families and invest in a better future.
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on a range of retail and catering products as a guarantee that disadvantaged farmers and workers in the developing world are getting a better deal.
The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent body in the UK that awards the FAIRTRADE Mark to products which meet international standards set by the certification body Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO).
www.fairtradeatwork.org.uk   (250 words)

 Five Goals for a Fairtrade Town, City or Zone
The purpose of a Fairtrade Town is to contribute to the Fairtade Foundation's aim of tackling poverty by enabling disadvantaged producers from poor countries to receive a better deal, through encouraging support for the Fairtrade Mark.
A range of Fairtrade products are readily available in the area's shops, and served in at least two (or four if a city) local cafes/catering establishments.
Fairtrade products are used by at least 10 (or 20 if a city) local businesses and organisations.
www.garstangfairtrade.org.uk /five_goals.htm   (524 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | William Sutcliffe on the business of Fairtrade and cocoa
With a decade of Fairtrade behind them, these farmers would know if Fairtrade really was fair, and if it had made a difference to anyone's life.
Yet his understanding of Fairtrade is only sketchy, and his comprehension of the extent to which his economic situation would be altered if he were left to the mercy of market forces is nonexistent.
A Fairtrade white man in a suit with a graph of prices and a table of yields and profits will look no different from other businessmen and aid workers who have gone before.
www.guardian.co.uk /fairtrade/story/0,12458,1277013,00.html   (3388 words)

 Ludlow - Fairtrade - Progress Report
It is also possible for the public to by fairtrade goods at a weekly coffee morning at the Broad Street Methodist Church and at a monthly stall held in the porch of St Lawrence’s Church on a date to coincide with the local Farmers’ Market.
Fairtrade Fortnight this year was well supported as usual.
The Fairtrade and Human Rights Group of Ludlow 21 continues to work well as a group for organising the various events through the year and has been able to spearhead the production of a new Directory.
www.ludlow.org.uk /fairtrade2.html   (663 words)

 Fairtrade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as a guarantee that disadvantaged producers are getting a better deal.
Today, more than 5 million farmers, workers and their families across 49 developing countries benefit from the international Fairtrade system.
Look for the FAIRTRADE Mark to guarantee that producers in developing countries are getting a better deal.
www.thisisguernsey.com /fairtrade   (194 words)

 CSRwire.com -- Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire
The agreement between Starbucks and the Fairtrade Foundation means that Starbucks customers will be able to buy Fairtrade Certified coffee in all Starbucks stores by the summer.
Starbucks will be phasing in Fairtrade Certified coffee from early March onwards as ‘Coffee of the Day,’ for drink in-store or take-away, and as whole bean product for customers to brew at home.
The Fairtrade Foundation was set up by major development agencies and consumer groups, and checks that products meet international Fairtrade standards before awarding the Fairtrade Mark - the UK’s only independent consumer label that guarantees a better deal for third world producers.
www.csrwire.com /print.cgi?sfArticleId=939   (385 words)

 Starbucks to sell Fairtrade coffee.
The move, in co-operation with the Fairtrade Foundation will see the ethical coffees on sale in Starbucks nationwide by the summer.
The Starbucks Corp have long been the target of ethical and anti-globalisation, and were particularly noted in relation to the recent price collapse and subsequent social crises in coffee producing countries.
Fairtrade believe the move will raise the profile of the certified ethical coffee trade.
www.greenconsumerguide.com /news479.html   (97 words)

 Fairtrade Policy | Oxford Brookes University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fairtrade foods are made available for sale in all campus shops wherever possible.
Fairtrade foods are used in all caf├ęs/restaurants/bars on campus.
Fairtrade foods (for example tea and coffee) are made available wherever possible through hospitality catering to all Schools and Directorates for use in meetings, with the commitment to increasing the use of Fairtrade foods at meetings as it becomes possible to do so.
www.brookes.ac.uk /news/other/fairtrade_policy   (353 words)

 Clipper Teas - Award winning Organic and Fairtrade tea, coffee, chocolate and infusions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Clipper Fairtrade Tea is now available in nearly all UK supermarkets, and is a national favourite.
The Fairtrade Mark guarantee that the products fulfil the strict criteria set by the Fairtrade Foundation covering education, housing, healthcare, fair pay, safe working conditions and many other welfare matters.
Through Fairtrade, Clipper is helping improve the lives of producers all over the world, and giving new generations opportunities their parents could only have dreamed about.
www.clipper-teas.com /is_fairtrade.htm   (454 words)

 Fairtrade Coffee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fairtrade coffee and tea was introduced to ensure a better deal for Third World Producers, to make sure they not only received a fair price for their coffee and tea but also a premium which enabled them to invest in the development of their livelihoods and therefore their futures.
Percol is one of the pioneers of Fairtrade, making one of the largest contributions to the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK & paying up to three times as much for coffee beans as most other giant coffee brands.
There are some companies that make their own 'fair trade' claims without having the independent scrutiny of the FAIRTRADE Mark or the interests of producers at heart.
www.percol.co.uk /promise-fairtrade.htm   (235 words)

If you would like to buy fairtrade but are unable to order in advance, please contact us and we will be able to give you details of your nearest shop.
BRIDGES supplies fairtrade on a sale or return basis to organisations such as schools, churches and community groups in the local area.
BRIDGES is supporting the Shropshire Fairtrade Coalition's bid to become a fairtrade county in 2005.
www.harvesthelp.org /bridges/fairtrade.html   (273 words)

Harriet Lamb, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation describes how fairtrade is helping farmers in developing countries get a fair price for their produce.
In the UK the National Federation of Women's Institutes is a key member and every time WI member Mary Ellen Jones does her weekly shop in Wales she makes a difference to the lives of women thousands of miles away.
Now she is a vocal member of the Fairtrade Joint Body, sitting with fellow workers and management to decide how to use the extra money generated through Fairtrade.
www.fedsec.plus.com /fairtrade.htm   (576 words)

 Fair Trade in Newcastle : Fairtrade City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Fairtrade Towns initiative was set up by the Fairtrade Foundation (see below) to act as a means by which local communities could demonstrate their commitment to Fairtrade in a high profile way.
In contrast to other Fairtrade Towns and Cities Newcastle was in the enviable position of already having an influential "champion" of fair trade within the Council, in the shape of the incoming Lord Mayor.
The Fairtrade Foundation is a not for profit organisation and the Mark is the only independent guarantee that producers in the "third world" have received a premium on the market price.
www.newcastle.gov.uk /fairtrade.nsf/a/newcastle   (1945 words)

 MRDF - Fairtrade Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fairtrade represents over 4.5 million producers and their families involving 350 groups in 36 countries.
Fairtrade foods are sold in 17 countries across Europe, North America and Japan.
Fairtrade foods that carry the FAIRTRADE mark are coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, honey, biscuits, fresh fruit and juices.
www.mrdf.org.uk /Partners/UK_Fairtrade_facts.htm   (195 words)

 CommentWire by Datamonitor - Co-op: gambling on Fairtrade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
UK sales of Fairtrade chocolate are set to double, according to The Co-op, as it replaces its entire existing own-brand range with a new range of Fairtrade chocolate bars.
This is a massive boost for the Fairtrade movement, which has struggled to make an impact on consumers since the 1970s.
Not only have Fairtrade sales risen by 40% in the past year in the UK, ethical home hygiene products, organic food and drink and natural personal care products are all growing rapidly.
www.commentwire.com /commwire_story.asp?commentwire_ID=3763   (460 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Fairtrade coffee pledge from M&S
Fairtrade means farmers in developing countries get paid more than the market price for their beans so they can improve their working and living conditions.
"What Fairtrade does is it gives farmers the choice to stay on the land, to send their children to school and to invest in improving the quality of their coffee," she says.
Marks and Spencer says that as Fairtrade coffee is now served as standard and at no extra cost, its customers will not need to part with more money - they will just enjoy a tasty cup of coffee.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/3637876.stm   (546 words)

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