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  • Children

    One hundred years on – will we finally bring an end to child labour?

    12 June 2019 by By Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor Social Compliance and Development, Fairtrade International. Photo © Didier Gentilhomme

    In 2019 the International Labour Organisation is celebrating its centenary year. From the beginning, protecting children from labour exploitation has been a core part of ILO’s work.

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  • Fairtrade Canada

    World Environment Day

    4 June 2019 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud

    We’ve got a tiny (but mighty!) team here at Fairtrade Canada, but because of the nature of the work we do, we all carry an intrinsic understanding of the impacts that humans and industry have on our environment.  

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  • Cocoa

    Blockchain: The Answer to Everything?

    28 May 2019 by Catherine Thompson - Originally posted at fairtrade.org.uk

    If you’ve been reading the newspaper recently, you might be forgiven for thinking that blockchain is the answer to everything. From companies adding blockchain to their titles to boost their stock price, to sweeping statements about how blockchain will fix everything, it’s fair to say this technology is enjoying its moment in the spotlight.

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  • Nohemy

    SDGs 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

    8 May 2019 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of blog posts about the relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade, this month we’re looking at Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, which directly ties in to Fairtrade’s mission and vision.

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  • Rumble

    Why We Choose Fairtrade: The Story of Rumble Supershakes

    30 April 2019 by Martin Nikleva, Rumble Supershakes

    Sometimes it seems like the ‘nutrition’ aisle of the grocery store is a misnomer - it’s often stacked with products full of artificial ingredients and flavours, with taste to match. This is especially so in Canada, where there is a lack of natural alternatives to the big, ready-to-drink nutrition and protein shakes available in stores today.

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  • Cotton

    Dear fashion brands, what are you waiting for?

    24 April 2019 by By Rossitza Krueger, Textiles Manager at Fairtrade International

    Fashion brands, we have some questions for you. It's been three years since Fairtrade launched its Textile Standard and Programme so workers in the industry can enjoy better wages and conditions. But the big players in the fashion business are still reluctant to sign up. Why?

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  • Wilbert Flinterman

    Wilbert Flinterman asks “What does it do for the lives of workers?”

    9 April 2019 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    Our Executive Director, Julie Francoeur, recently sat down with Fairtrade International’s Senior Advisor for Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations, Wilbert Flinterman. Among other duties, he leads Fairtrade’s work on the issue of Living Wage in supply chains and is Co-Chair of the ISEAL Global Living Wage Coalition.

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  • Water

    SDGs 6, 14 & 15 – All about water, sanitation and life

    18 March 2019 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of blog posts about the relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade, this month we’re focusing on three Goals:

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  • Mirzaayim Mamatalieva

    New Leadership School Strengthens Women Farmers

    8 March 2019 by Fairtrade International

    The theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day campaign is #BalanceforBetter. A new programme, launched by the Fairtrade Network of Asia & Pacific Producers, aims to improve women’s opportunities and help redress the gender balance in agricultural communities.

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  • Peru

    SFU goes to Peru

    25 February 2019 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud

    I recently chatted with Simon Fraser University (SFU) students Elysha Fong and Vanessa Milost Gonzalez about their experience traveling to Peru. 

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