Fairtrade ANZ's Blog

  • Juvencio Membreño Herrera

    Fairtrade: Setting our sights on the future

    12 October 2017 by By Arisbe Mendoza Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Fairtrade International

    Have you ever seen those house makeover shows? The ones where they transform a family’s run-down, drab house into a dazzling dream home in the space of a week, and everyone marvels at the before and after pictures.

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  • Cotton producer carrying a huge load of cotton on his head

    The Fairtrade Cotton Difference

    5 October 2017 by Amy Botta & Cormac Sheehan

    Something very important is happening in Gujarat, a rural region on India’s west coast. This is where we meet Mamtuben (on the left, with the headscarf) and Anjena (on right, in the fleece).

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  • Dario Soto Abril

    Fairtrade: setting our sights on the future

    20 September 2017 by By Darío Soto Abril, CEO of Fairtrade International

    An opinion piece by Darío Soto Abril, Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on PlanetaFuturo/ElPaís on September 19, 2017 and is reproduced with their kind permission.

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  • Fairtrade tea

    Transforming trade to transforming lives: What does it take?

    24 August 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson, CEO Fairtrade ANZ

    The Asia Pacific is often called the world’s economic powerhouse, and for good reason. The world’s most rapidly developing region is being transformed by population growth, a rising middle class and an explosion of economic activity. Governments and businesses view it as the global epicentre for development and, let’s be honest, the centre of potential commercial profits. 


    Global management consultant McKinsey has tracked the centre of the world’s economic activity, finding that it is shifting south and east towards Asia at a rate faster than at any time in human history.

    As we know, trade is a central part of this economic movement and can be a force for good – or not. This explosive economic development comes at a price. An estimated 600 million people in Asia Pacific live in poverty – that’s more than half the world’s poor. More than 490 million are undernourished and another 11.5 million – or 56% of the global total for this metric – are trapped in modern forms of slavery.



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  • Mothers Day tiramisu

    Spoil Mum with a Fairtrade afternoon tea

    10 May 2017 by Stefanie

    Make Mum’s day with a special spread that you create just for her.

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  • Nazma Akter

    Giving a voice to Bangladesh’s Women Garment Workers

    24 April 2017 by Nazma Akter

    Nazma Akter’s journey in the garment industry began when she started work at age 11. Her experiences were reflective of the sector’s attitude towards workers who were, in her own words, seen as ‘just there to make the business a profit’.

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    CEO BLOG: UNLOCKING WORLD HEALTH

    7 April 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson explores what a healthy humanity looks like in light of this year’s World Health Day theme of depression.  

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