• Umano

    Clean hands for Fairtrade cashews

    7 April 2020 by Umano

    At the end of the summer of 2019, a shocking report dealing with the production of cashews in India alarmed fans of this increasingly popular nut. Watched by millions of Internet users, the documentary produced by French journalists revealed the inhumane working conditions and the mistreatment suffered by workers in hulling centers.

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  • Joe

    Bridgehead Joins the First Colombia Golden Cup Competition

    1 April 2020 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    Interview with Joseph Tavenier, Barista Trainer, Quality Assurance, Bridgehead

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  • Gabby Carrier

    The Intersections of Food and Sustainability on Campus

    20 March 2020 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    Gabriella Carrier is a Sustainability Manager for Aramark at Carleton University. Gabriella, or Gabby, advances a culture of environmental and social stewardship within Carleton’s dining services, largely through waste reduction and ethical purchasing strategies. She is particularly passionate about environmentally friendly packaging within food spaces and teaching others how to properly recycle. When she’s not talking about trash, Gabby enjoys doing graphic design work in her role - a skill she developed through social media content creation for Carleton’s 2019 Fair Trade Campus Week.

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  • Climate Smart

    Climate Smart Training Program

    11 March 2020 by Climate Smart

    The green economy has never been stronger, and the opportunities available for sustainable enterprises have never been better. All across Canada businesses are leading on climate action and taking steps to combat climate change.

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  • Producers

    World Day of Social Justice

    20 February 2020 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada. Image shows coffee farmers in a plant nursery in Mexico. © CLAC

    Today is the United Nations World Day of Social Justice, with a theme this year of “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”. 

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  • Fairtrade Flowers

    Flower Power: The Growth of Fairtrade Flowers in Canada

    10 February 2020 by John Marron, Fairtrade Canada’s Director of Commercial Relations

    With the demand for cut flowers reaching its peak this month, my thoughts are with the thousands of workers in the Global South who work hard to ensure that Valentine’s Day can be celebrated in style.

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  • Fairtrade Africa

    Premium invested in education paves the way for a professional career

    3 February 2020 by Fairtrade International

    What have a technology consultant, a hotel cashier, an electrician and an accountant all got in common? The answer is, they are all enjoying successful careers thanks to an education paid through Fairtrade.

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  • Eva Wiegand

    The Certification in “Fairtrade Certified”

    27 January 2020 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    The Fairtrade certification system is run by an independent agency called FLOCERT. By checking compliance with Fairtrade Standards, FLOCERT ensures that the relevant social, economic and environmental standards are met for the raw materials and products that carry the FAIRTRADE Mark and that producers receive the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Fairtrade Premium.

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  • United Nilgiri Tea Estates

    International Tea Day – Celebrate the Farmers and Workers who bring Fairtrade to Your Cup

    11 December 2019 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada. Images © Fairtrade International.

    On December 15 we celebrate International Tea Day. This is a relatively new global observance, having been developed in India in 2005 to draw attention to tea-producing countries and the farmers and workers who grow, pick, and process tea leaves. I’m on my second mug of the morning as I write this, and as a tea-lover working in Fairtrade, I wanted to share some of the facts, figures, and impact stories that inspire me on a daily basis.

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  • Segundo Alejandro Guerrero Mondragón

    What does farming have to do with human rights?

    10 December 2019 by Fairtrade International. Image by Eduardo Martino for The Fairtrade Foundation.

    Most of us are familiar with human rights such as equality, freedom of religion and expression, and freedom from slavery and persecution.

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