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Your chocolate egg might be more unethical than you think

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th April 2019 -  As Easter approaches, the rush to stock up on chocolate eggs begins. But where exactly are they coming from? Humanitarian groups and ethical trade watchdogs are calling on shoppers

Consumers Hold the Power to Make a Real Difference in 2019

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  If more people around the globe chose to spend at least some of their income buying goods and services from for-good businesses, it could make a big impact, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO

Ethical Trust Mark Promotes Fair Data Use For Australian Businesses

Luke Michael, Friday, 2nd November 2018 -  Australian consumers will be able to identify which companies handle personal data ethically and securely through a new consumer trust mark.      The Fair Data mark – akin to the

Building Ethical Supply Chains

Contributor, Tuesday, 8th May 2018 -  Our ever-more interconnected world brings us incredible luxuries and opportunities. But it also obscures the suffering caused by the production of our goods; diffuses and dilutes

Fairtrade Brands Secure Top Spot In Ethical Fashion Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Australian Fairtrade brands have received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according to a new report. Fairtrade certified companies Mighty

A Full Cup of Fair

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th December 2016 -  Melanie Lazelle, who was a recipient of RMIT’s 2015 Sustainability Seedlings Funding for her project highlighting RMIT’s impact as a Fairtrade University, writes about her fairtrade

Feds Partner with Fairtrade

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th November 2014 -  A new $4.5 million partnership between the Federal Government and Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)  is set to build support for Fairtrade products in Australia…

NFP Wins Fairtrade Award

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 8th October 2014 -  Some of Australia’s leading brands and retailers have been recognised with 2014 Fairtrade Awards including a retail outlet operated by Not for Profit aid organisation, Oxfam.…

Fairtrade Reaches Milestone

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th September 2014 -  Shoppers globally are continuing to reach for Fairtrade labelled products in growing numbers including in Australia and New Zealand, according to a new report by Fairtrade International.…

Aussie Fairtrade Purchases Soar – Survey

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st May 2014 -  Eight in 10 Australians would buy products that supported people in need, assuming product price and quality was similar, new data on Fairtrade products has revealed. The national…

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Fairtrade: A Balancing Act

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th March 2014 -  Criticism has been levelled at Fairtrade for becoming mainstream, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand explores the role of the Fairtrade label

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Coffee’s Not Fairtrade, Because Melbourne Can Do It Better

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th January 2014 -  In a world where consumers are increasingly questioning where their products come from, Global Voices youth delegate Laura McCormack suggests why Fairtrade is no longer the most
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