The latest news from Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

  • UN Blog
    10 Oct 2016

    BLOG UN Guiding Principles show us the way to fairer trade

    In this guest blog, Wilbert Flinterman, Senior Advisor Workers' Rights and Trade Union Relations at ETI member Fairtrade International, reprises a speech he made to the ILO about the importance of making the linkages between the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), corporate social responsibility and Fair Trade in global food and farming supply chains – and how this can benefit workers.

  • Nazma Akter profile
    03 Oct 2016

    A Bangladeshi woman's quest to change the fashion industry

    In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to Nazma Akter, a garment worker about workers’ rights.

  • Unen Chpit Cooperative
    03 Oct 2016

    Unen Choit Cooperative Society Becomes Fairtrade Certified

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand is pleased to announce that Unen Choit Cooperative Society has achieved Fairtrade certification, making it Papua New Guinea’s fifth Fairtrade certified producer organisation.

  • Fairtrade, Best On Ground
    30 Sep 2016

    Fairtrade coffee is best on ground this International Coffee Day!

    If footy is religion then enjoying coffee must be our greatest Aussie hobby! This Saturday 1st October marks both the Australian Football League Grand Final and the second International Coffee Day - so at Fairtrade we’re showcasing some best on ground performances of our own.

  • Makaibari Tea Estate
    26 Sep 2016

    Fairtrade deepens impact and support for farmers and workers

    It has been a year of great impact for Fairtrade. The latest Fairtrade International Annual Report, ‘Driving Sales, Deepening Impact’, showcases many exciting initiatives having positive impact for the 1.6 million Fairtrade farmers across 75 countries. With innovative new programs focusing on areas such as textiles, climate and gender, Fairtrade’s work continues to address the issues most pressing to farmers in developing countries around the world. 

  • Alang Daom playing Producer Library games
    09 Sep 2016

    BLOG International Literacy Day

    As the world pauses this week to celebrate the achievements of generations committed to knowledge and education through the annual International Literacy Day, Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand Strategic Partnerships Manager and designer of the Fairtrade Producer Library, Sandra Méndez, talks about the issue of lack of access to information in small farming communities and Fairtrade’s efforts to address it.

  • Due to climate change fruits on coffee tree are in different stages of development
    29 Aug 2016

    A Brewing Storm - new report into the climate change risks to coffee

    A new report from the Climate Institute shows coffee quality and cost will be impacted by climate change, but there are things we can do today.

  • A father smiles at his child
    26 Aug 2016

    Fathers Day Gift Guide

    Spoil dad with a fabulous Fairtrade Father's Day!

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